"You know I look like a woman but I think like a man. And in this world of business that has helped me a lot. Because by the time they think that I dont know whats goin on I then got the money and gone."
"The only way Id be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue."
"Ive never had a divorce but Ive seen so many of my friends my sister my family go through that stuff so I try to write for the people that cant write about it. I take on their sorrow so Im able to kind of express it or their joy."
"I think Ive got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldnt read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with."
"I think every entertainers had nights when things go wrong. I mean you cant remember everything all the time and especially if youre having hard times personally things going on that you - you know and then people make it worse. And that makes you feel worse."
"I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years we had to grow and raise all of our food even our animals. And I remember in my early life we didnt even have electricity. So it was very very hard times then."