Remembering Loretta Lynn’s Legacy With These Beautiful Quotes

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Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s greatest stars, passed away on October 4, 2022, at 90 years old. The singer/songwriter won multiple awards, including: The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International, of which she was the first female winner; The Artist of a Lifetime; The Legend Award; a star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame; the Crystal Milestone Award; The Presidential Medal of Freedom; three Grammy Awards; and many more. 

Loretta Lynn’s career in country music lasted over six decades but will be remembered for many more. Today, we honor her legacy by sharing some of our favorite quotes from Loretta Lynn.

On Religion

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“I wouldn’t have dared ask God for all that He’s given me. I couldn’t have done it on my own. I thank God every day for what I have.”

“Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was was crucified.”

“I’m trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain’t too much spicy to tell about me.”

On Making Your Own Way

“In the long run, you make your own luck — good, bad, or indifferent.”

“You either have to be the first, best, or different.”

“Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best.”

On Education

“The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.”

“I ain’t got much education, but I got some sense.”

On Living a Good Life

“I’ve been around a long time and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.”

“My life has run from misery to happiness.”

“I refuse to be pushed around anymore.”

On Her Career

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“Being on stage is the best part of my career. I just say whatever comes into my head. It’s the only time I feel grown-up and in control of my feelings.”

“When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.”


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