- She was my closest friend. She was the one person, other than my husband, I could turn to in a crisis. There was a lot of resentment when I first came to town. But Patsy was strong-willed and always taking up for me. If it hadn't been for her, I don't think I would have lasted.
- I never knew where babies came from until it happened to me.
- Lynn, Loretta (2001). Coal Miner's Daughter (Reissue edition). Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-30-681037-9.
- “I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child.”