'Coal Miner's Daughter': Favorite quotations

March 1, 2013 

For her work as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, Sissy Spacek won an Oscar.

COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Loretta: Hey Doolittle Lynn, who's that sow you got wallowin' in your Jeep?

Girl: What'd you call me?

Loretta: A sow, that's a woman pig!

Doolittle: Loretta, I'm leavin' Kentucky. Goin' out west somewhere, find me another job. That damn coal mine about to kill me. There ain't nothin' in Kentucky for me except a chest full of coal dust and being an old man before I'm 40. Ask your daddy, he'll tell you.


The morning after the wedding night.

Loretta: This food's cold.

Doolittle: That's 'cause it froze on the way over here from the damn restaurant. You want a hot breakfast, you got to come with me.

Loretta: You think I'm going over there with you and all them folks knowin' what we been doin' in here?

Doolittle: Hell's bells, Loretta. You think this is somethin' the rest of the world ain't caught onto yet? They don't give a damn.


Lee Dollarhide: If you're born in Kentucky you've got three choices: coal mine, moonshine or move it on down the line.


Patsy Cline: People are wantin' to know who you've been sleepin' with to get on the Opry so quick.

Loretta: Well, I never. Who would say such a thing?

Patsy Cline: All those girl singers who've been sleepin' with everybody and still ain't got on the Opry.


Radio station manager: And come off that dumb hillbilly act!

Doolittle: If you knew Loretta, you'd know that ain't no act.

Loretta: Thank you, honey.


Loretta: An' stoppa that growlin'. You sound like a big ol' bar.


Loretta catches Doo with another woman.

Loretta: Woman, if you want to keep that arm, you better get it off my husband.

Girl at fairgrounds: Who are you telling what?

Loretta: I don't know who you are, but I know what you are.


Loretta: I'm gettin' so sick of baloney.

Doolittle: You are? Well, you know what they say about eatin' baloney, don't you?

Loretta: No, what?

Doolittle: Makes you horny.

Loretta: What does that mean?

Doolittle: (Laughing.) Are you so dadburn ignorant you don't know what horny means?

Loretta: No, what does it mean?

Doolittle: I ain't gonna tell you.

And later in a radio interview ...

Loretta: Shoot, we've been driving so much, I don't know where I am half the time. But it's fun. We sing, and talk, and Doo — that's my husband — he'll get to acting horny.

Speedy West: (Shocked.) What!

Loretta: And the more I laugh, the hornier he gets, and then he'll say, "Loretta, spread me up another one of them baloney sandwiches!"

Radio station manager: I don't know where in the hell you think you are, lady, but that kind of smut don't go in this part of the country!

Loretta: I didn't know it was dirty! I thought "horny" meant cuttin' up and acting silly!

SOURCE: Imdb.com

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