"I was frightened by his way of life. I'd watched Hank Williams die . . . So I thought, 'I can't fall in love with this man, but it's just like a ring of fire.' I wanted so badly to play the song for John, but I knew he would see right through me. So I gave it to my sister Anita. When John heard it he said, 'I want to do that song.'"
"There's unconditional love there. You hear that phrase a lot but it's real with me and her. She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She's always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long time, many times. When it gets dark and everybody's gone home and the lights are turned off, it's just me and her."