Wildflowers don't care where they grow.
We could afford the price of peace. Love is all it costs.
Yeah I flirt, I'm not blind and I'm not dead!
Paradise is a state of mind.
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Once a week with a load of moonshine And the wounds that came from that won't ever heal Cause on a moonshine run one rainy night My two brothers lost their lives And oh my God how I despise My daddy's moonshine still.
You take the trouble as it comes And love 'em more than anyone Good or bad or indifferent It's still family.
And when it's family, you trust them And your heart's an open door When it's family, you tolerate What you'd kill others for.
When it's family, you forgive them For they know not what they do When it's family, you accept them 'Cause you have no choice but to.
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business.
Two doors down they're laughing and drinking and having a party And two doors down they're not aware that I'm around But here I am crying my heart out, feeling sorry But they're having a party just two doors down.
If you ever say another word about me or make another indecent proposal, I'm gonna get that gun of mine and I'll change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot.
One of the things I'm real proud of is I just made a deal with 20th Century Fox, and I've got my own production company now. I'm developing some television and movies for other people because I have a lot of fresh new ideas. To write is what I love the most.
I love the energy of children. It makes me feel young. I'm just drawn to them. They're like magic to me. And they're drawn to me, the childlike part of me that never did grow up.
Money is like the tide: It rolls in and it rolls out. If you clutch it, you are not going to keep it.
If you try to follow everyone else and be like everyone else, before you know it you're gone. You're not going to find yourself again; you'll just be a version of what you might have hoped to have been.
I'm just a singer songwriter and entertainer and I miss people and the energy of the crowd. When I play live it's a lovefest with me and my audience. It's how I get my rocks off.
I know my hair is out of the '60's, my clothes are '50's and the shoes I wear are from the '40's. But I like looking like I came out of a fairy tale.
I learned early on that I could get a lot of attention by singing and writing little songs, so it was like throwing nuts to a monkey... I just couldn't get enough.
I hope you're never happy with anybody but me, and every face you look into, I hope you're haunted by me. Yes, I'm possessive and jealous, at least I speak honestly.
I'm in showbiz. I look at my boobs like they're show horses or show dogs. You've got to keep them groomed.
There's a lot of women now with a whole lot of style but they are not necessarily song stylists. Some of their style is a lot like me and a lot of people sound a lot alike -- you can't tell them apart.
Wouldn't it be something if we could have things we love in abudance without their losing that special attraction the want of them held for us.
Lots of women buy just as many wigs and makeup things as I do ... They just don't wear them all at the same time.
I've... been accused of being involved with every man I'm ever seen with or worked with. Maybe I have, maybe I ain't. I never tell if I have.
I usually eat breakfast twice. I'm usually up at 3 a.m. -- do my spiritual work, my affirmations, a little bit of songwriting, get my daily work in order, and by that time I've worked up a bigger appetite.
I try to be good at it, whatever part I'm playing -- even in my daily life or when the spotlight hits me on the stage to perform -- I gotta be alive every second in this world. With or without the applause!
I just love life. I love people. I love to write, that's my gift. I love to sing. I have a good attitude. I like to think I shine from the inside.
Living in America and, of course, just being women in general, we've got more strength than we think we do.
Working nine to five, what way to earn a living.
Barely getting by... It's all taking and no giving.
They use just your mind and they never give you credit.
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it!
I compare myself to a good barn. You can have a good barn, and if you paint it, it looks a little better. But if you take the paint off, it's still a good barn.
I write anywhere. I'm always banging around on the dashboard. Whatever I'm doing. I can make music out of anything. Whenever a song hits me, I'll pick some sort of melody or rhythm out on it, and kind of enhance the song.
I'd love to develop and star in my own children's show, write children's books, do children's albums, movies, DVDs, etc.
If people think I'm a dumb blonde, because of the way I look, then they're dumber than they think I am. If people think I'm not very deep because of my wigs and outfits, then they're not very deep.
I never, ever get involved in politics. With politics you are not allowed to be honest. I don't have time to deal with that. I would rather work with kids.
Understanding isn't learned from punishment and anger. An iron has no gentle touch, and love ain't learned from hate.
I think everyone should be with who they love. I don't want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals. Ha ha ha!
Having a big gay following, I get hate mail and threats. Some people are blind or ignorant, and you can't be that prejudiced and hateful and go through this world and still be happy.
I always loved books. I don't remember learning to read, it was just something I always did. I was hungry for knowledge, I guess, and information; I was a curious kid. I still am.
I don't listen to music for fun. I ain't got enough time for fun! I'm always busy writing my own music. I don't try to compete or see what other people are doing.
I'll just wait right here for you cause I know your new love won't last. I wound easy, but I heal fast.
All the fame and fortune, glory and prestige, can't make me happy if it goes against what I believe.
I love thinking, I love coming up with great ideas. I just get excited. Sometimes if I get a big idea, I'm just like a kid, like I've found a new toy.
You'll pay the highest price on back roads and in back seats and in a cheap highway motel. But what's a few more strangers in a life of nothing else.
With the first money I ever made I bought my Mommy and Daddy a car, and helped them fix their house up.
Music lives in me. Life is a song to me. I have the gift of rhyme, and I'm always trying to write and rhyme. Music is just natural everyday occurrence with me.
I've never been more moved by a voice than I have been by Roy Orbison. I loved him personally, and I loved his voice. I think of him often and frequently listen to his songs.
People just relate to me. They know I'm a regular person brought up in a hardworking, poor family, that I've had all the struggles that people have. I'm just a friendly person. And I hopefully have a good sense of humor. People get a kick out of my stupidity.
I'm a proud person. I'm not vain. I look at it like it is. If you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it.
My husband said 'show me your boobs' and I had to pull up my skirt... so it was time to get them done!
It's almost like being trapped in some other form. The real me is so different from the way I look on the outside.
Now I usually try not to give advice. Information, yes, advice, no. But, what has worked for me may not work for you. Well, take for instance what has worked for me. Wigs. Tight clothes. Push up bras.
I'm in the public eye, so I don't care who knows what I get done. If I see something sagging, dragging, or bagging, I get it sucked, tucked, or plucked.
That's the great thing about a sense of humor and a sex drive, you can't wait to share it with everybody else.
Even now, if I am thinking about spending a lot of money on clothing or furniture, I think 'I can't spend so much money on one thing; my poor old Daddy could have raised his family five years on that!'
Being a star just means that you just find your own special place and that you shine where you are. To me that's what being a star means.
I just try to be true to myself and look the way that I'm comfortable looking. Because if I'm comfortable with me, then you're going to be comfortable with me as well.
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