I’ve never acted my age and I never will. It’s just the way I’ve always been.
Midnight Palace Interview: Mamie Van Doren, Written by Gary Sweeney 
Sometimes I’m misunderstood and it’s hard to come by that. My life has been full of excitement. I’ve done pretty much what I wanted to do. I came from the Midwest, from South Dakota, and I came up the hard way. We lived on a farm; we didn’t even have electricity or running water if you know what I mean. People don’t know what that life is like.
Midnight Palace Interview: Mamie Van Doren, Written by Gary Sweeney