I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.
I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today. Why should unmarried women be discriminated against - unmarried men are not.
I'd like people to remember that I really tried everything within my range of reality. And that whatever I did, I did with all my heart.
Tennis is like a wonderful, longstanding relationship with a husband. Golf is a tempestuous, lousy lover; it's totally unpredicatable, a constant surprise.
Trouble is a part of life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.
It's a faithless love, but you hit four good shots and you've started your day right.
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.
When I was four or five, my father had a general store in Winchester and I don't think the farmers could ever leave on Saturday afternoon until I had been placed up on the counter to sing.
I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues.
When rock came along the lyrics and melodies became less important and it bothered me to think that perhaps they might not regain the value they have to music - they are music.
I have never thought of participating in sports just for the sake of doing it for exercise or as a means to lose weight. And I've never taken up a sport just because it was a social fad. I really enjoy playing. It is a vital part of my life.
Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower.
I owe everything - my success and happiness - to men.
Trouble is part of your life
And I've never taken up a sport just because it was a social fad.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't singing.
It's the most humbling sport ever. It's like a lousy lover. It's like some guy who's never there when you need him. Every once in a while, he comes and makes you feel like heaven on earth.. And then the moment you say, 'I really need this,' he's gone.
Emmys are wonderful and I'm thrilled to death that I have mine. But they're representative of a specific achievement, where this sort of thing is representative of how you've grown in your own industry.
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