On herself:

“I describe my look as a blend of Mother Goose, Cinderella, and the local hooker!”

“After Momma gave birth to twelve of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her.”

“My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”

“I’m not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I’m not dumb. I also know I’m not blonde.”

“The reason I have a small waist and small feet is that nothing grows well in the shade.”

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”

“I hope people realise that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs.”

“I’m not sixty, I’m sexty…. I don’t mind being it, I just don’t like saying it.” [Commenting on her 60th birthday in January 2006]

On life:

“Find out who you are… and do it on purpose!” 

“Leave something good in every day.”

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

Other quotes:

“If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.”

“I would have burned my bra in the 60s, but it would have taken the fire department three days to put it out.”

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