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Quote: My lips, I've used collagen. I line my lips with collagen. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My lips, I've used collagen. I line my lips with collagen.


Quote: I really learned to sing in church, I think, really with emotion. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I really learned to sing in church, I think, really with emotion.


Quote: Never leave a rhinestone unturned. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Never leave a rhinestone unturned.


Quote: I'm a singer, a writer and an actress -- when I find something that I feel good enough about doing. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm a singer, a writer and an actress -- when I find something that I feel good enough about doing.


Quote: I don't have time to stand around and listen to an 11-minute song. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't have time to stand around and listen to an 11-minute song.


Quote: I am a tender-hearted person, and I feel everything to the ninth degree. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I am a tender-hearted person, and I feel everything to the ninth degree.


Quote: I had to get rich so I could sing like I was poor again. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I had to get rich so I could sing like I was poor again.


Quote: When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a star. I didn't really know what all that meant. I didn't know. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a star. I didn't really know what all that meant. I didn't know.


Quote: They say somebody's 'street smart.' I feel like, if I got intelligence, it's just a country smart. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

They say somebody's 'street smart.' I feel like, if I got intelligence, it's just a country smart.


Quote: Of course, 'I Will Always Love You' is the biggest song so far in my career. I'm famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them. But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Of course, 'I Will Always Love You' is the biggest song so far in my career. I'm famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them. But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart.


Quote: '9 to 5,' that little song, that little story, just won't ever end. Just like 'I Will Always Love You,' it just keeps comin' back, popping up its head in one way or another. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

'9 to 5,' that little song, that little story, just won't ever end. Just like 'I Will Always Love You,' it just keeps comin' back, popping up its head in one way or another.


Quote: No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than Dick Clark. I've had a crush on him since I was a teenager. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than Dick Clark. I've had a crush on him since I was a teenager.


Quote: I'm comfortable in my own skin, no matter how far it's stretched. Ha ha. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm comfortable in my own skin, no matter how far it's stretched. Ha ha.


Quote: I'm very secure about my talents and about who I am. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm very secure about my talents and about who I am.


Quote: I think people take me as seriously as I want them to. They take me as seriously as I take myself -- let's put it that way. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think people take me as seriously as I want them to. They take me as seriously as I take myself -- let's put it that way.


Quote: I always thought that if I made it big or got successful at what I had started out to do, that I wanted to come back to my part of the country and do something great, something that would bring a lot of jobs into this area. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I always thought that if I made it big or got successful at what I had started out to do, that I wanted to come back to my part of the country and do something great, something that would bring a lot of jobs into this area.


Quote: People are always asking me in interviews, 'What do you think of foreign affairs?' I just say, 'I've had a few.' by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People are always asking me in interviews, 'What do you think of foreign affairs?' I just say, 'I've had a few.'


Quote: That little Miley Cyrus... she's like a little Elvis. The kids love her because she's Hannah Montana, but what people don't realize about her is she is such a fantastic singer and songwriter. She writes songs like she's 40 years old! by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

That little Miley Cyrus... she's like a little Elvis. The kids love her because she's Hannah Montana, but what people don't realize about her is she is such a fantastic singer and songwriter. She writes songs like she's 40 years old!


Quote: I never thought, in my lifetime, that you'd be able to watch movies, read books and listen to music from a phone, but I guess the technology of tomorrow is here today. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I never thought, in my lifetime, that you'd be able to watch movies, read books and listen to music from a phone, but I guess the technology of tomorrow is here today.


Quote: I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.


Quote: I didn't know any gay people in my childhood. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I didn't know any gay people in my childhood.


Quote: I can write a song in about an hour if it's a simple country song. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I can write a song in about an hour if it's a simple country song.


Quote: I always think of myself as a working girl. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I always think of myself as a working girl.


Quote: I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.


Quote: I was approached about having my own network many, many years ago. There were some people who wanted to start up a network, and I didn't want to get that involved in the business aspect of it. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I was approached about having my own network many, many years ago. There were some people who wanted to start up a network, and I didn't want to get that involved in the business aspect of it.


Quote: If I'd married someone in show business, there'd be too much competition. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If I'd married someone in show business, there'd be too much competition.


Quote: I'm not trying to be fashionable. Never was! by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not trying to be fashionable. Never was!


Quote: I've been very fortunate. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've been very fortunate.


Quote: My songs are like my children -- I expect them to support me when I'm old. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My songs are like my children -- I expect them to support me when I'm old.


Quote: I'm just a friendly person; that runs in my family. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm just a friendly person; that runs in my family.


Quote: I always loved that old song 'Banks of the Ohio' -- it was always such a man's song, so I've always wanted to record it. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I always loved that old song 'Banks of the Ohio' -- it was always such a man's song, so I've always wanted to record it.


Quote: I'm pretty sure in my older years, I'll be doing old-time flavored folk-mountain music. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm pretty sure in my older years, I'll be doing old-time flavored folk-mountain music.


Quote: I'm not intimidated by how people perceive me. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not intimidated by how people perceive me.


Quote: I used to always sit in church looking out the windows at the boys, wondering if I could make an excuse to go out and, you know, go to the bathroom because all the outdoor toilets. But anyhow, I was only going out to see the boys. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I used to always sit in church looking out the windows at the boys, wondering if I could make an excuse to go out and, you know, go to the bathroom because all the outdoor toilets. But anyhow, I was only going out to see the boys.




Quote: I ain't never far away from a pencil and paper or a tape recorder. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I ain't never far away from a pencil and paper or a tape recorder.


Quote: I don't think you ever really know what all you're doing, so you have to act on faith. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't think you ever really know what all you're doing, so you have to act on faith.


Quote: I come from a family of 12, so I kind of got a little lost as a child. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I come from a family of 12, so I kind of got a little lost as a child.


Quote: I did not, thank the Lord, have to have a hysterectomy. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I did not, thank the Lord, have to have a hysterectomy.


Quote: I don't kiss nobody's butt. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't kiss nobody's butt.


Quote: I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame.


Quote: All my momma's people were very musical. My grandpa, who was the Pentecostal minister, he was a great musician. He played the fiddle, he played the piano. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

All my momma's people were very musical. My grandpa, who was the Pentecostal minister, he was a great musician. He played the fiddle, he played the piano.


Quote: You don't see too many atheists on the deathbed. They all start cramming then. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

You don't see too many atheists on the deathbed. They all start cramming then.


Quote: I've been to those places where it's 'poor, pitiful me.' by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've been to those places where it's 'poor, pitiful me.'


Quote: I have had some cosmetic surgery, especially after I lost weight and stuff, and I've had my breasts lifted -- but not injected. That would scare me to death, anyway. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I have had some cosmetic surgery, especially after I lost weight and stuff, and I've had my breasts lifted -- but not injected. That would scare me to death, anyway.


Quote: There are some loony people in this world! by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

There are some loony people in this world!


Quote: I just don't have time to get old! by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I just don't have time to get old!


Quote: I think there is a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real but look so artificial at the same time. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think there is a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real but look so artificial at the same time.


Quote: I've never been a feminist. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've never been a feminist.


Quote: People get a kick out of my stupidity. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People get a kick out of my stupidity.


Quote: I've been around longer than most of my fans have been alive. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've been around longer than most of my fans have been alive.


Quote: I have a big gay and lesbian following and they've been very loyal and kind to me. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I have a big gay and lesbian following and they've been very loyal and kind to me.


Quote: I've enjoyed all the parts of my career. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've enjoyed all the parts of my career.


Quote: Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent.


Quote: I know it's corny -- but I love 'Jingle Bells!' by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I know it's corny -- but I love 'Jingle Bells!'


Quote: I think your values are always influenced by your family and your community. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think your values are always influenced by your family and your community.


Quote: Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I'll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you're not on time. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I'll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you're not on time.


Quote: There's nothing like white trash at the White House. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

There's nothing like white trash at the White House.


Quote: Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee.


Quote: I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens.


Quote: I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.


Quote: People like bluegrass. It's had a following amongst a lot of hip and young people. A lot of college kids like bluegrass. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People like bluegrass. It's had a following amongst a lot of hip and young people. A lot of college kids like bluegrass.


Quote: Sometimes if you jump into something too quickly, you can screw up something that might have been good two years down the road. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Sometimes if you jump into something too quickly, you can screw up something that might have been good two years down the road.


Quote: I've always been fascinated by everything with wings. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've always been fascinated by everything with wings.


Quote: Someone once asked me, 'How long does it take to do your hair.' I said, 'I don't know, I'm never there.' by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Someone once asked me, 'How long does it take to do your hair.' I said, 'I don't know, I'm never there.'


Quote: I just don't feel like I have to explain myself. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I just don't feel like I have to explain myself.


Quote: I was always a junk food person, still am. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I was always a junk food person, still am.


Quote: I think I became more productive through not having children. I never really had the desire to have them. My husband didn't want them either, so it worked out well. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think I became more productive through not having children. I never really had the desire to have them. My husband didn't want them either, so it worked out well.


Quote: I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not a politician. And I don't want to be.


Quote: I modelled my looks on the town tramp. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.


Quote: I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.


Quote: I do write a lot of children's songs, and I'm going to do a children's television show, which also means I'll be doing a lot of albums. So I do hope my future will hold a lot of things for children. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I do write a lot of children's songs, and I'm going to do a children's television show, which also means I'll be doing a lot of albums. So I do hope my future will hold a lot of things for children.


Quote: A gypsy told me I was going to do great things. I was going to make all kinds of money. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

A gypsy told me I was going to do great things. I was going to make all kinds of money.


Quote: Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were -- if we ever were any good. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were -- if we ever were any good.


Quote: I say, 'Yeah, Taylor Swift.' I think she is a smart, beautiful girl. I think she's making all the right moves. She's got a good head on her shoulders. She's surrounded with wonderful people. Her songs are great. She keeps herself anchored. She knows who she is, and she's living and standing by that. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of Dolly Parton quote: I say, 'Yeah, Taylor Swift.' I think she is a smart, beautiful girl. I think she's making all the right moves. She's got a good head on her shoulders. She's surrounded with wonderful people. Her songs are great. She keeps herself anchored. She knows who she is, and she's living and standing by that.- black text on quotes background

I say, 'Yeah, Taylor Swift.' I think she is a smart, beautiful girl. I think she's making all the right moves. She's got a good head on her shoulders. She's surrounded with wonderful people. Her songs are great. She keeps herself anchored. She knows who she is, and she's living and standing by that.


Quote: If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.


Quote: It costs a lot of money to look this cheap. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.


Quote: If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.


Quote: I'm gonna be making records anyway, even if I had to sell 'em out of the trunk of my car. I'm that kind of musician and singer. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm gonna be making records anyway, even if I had to sell 'em out of the trunk of my car. I'm that kind of musician and singer.


Quote: The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.


Quote: I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.


Quote: Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume.


Quote: 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 didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

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 didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then.


Quote: When I started the Imagination Library in my hometown, I never dreamed that one day we would be helping Scottish kids. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I started the Imagination Library in my hometown, I never dreamed that one day we would be helping Scottish kids.


Quote: It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.


Quote: When I was with Andy Warhol, I thought, 'God, his wig looks cheaper than mine!' by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I was with Andy Warhol, I thought, 'God, his wig looks cheaper than mine!'


Quote: I think country music is popular -- has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it's simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think country music is popular -- has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it's simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches.


Quote: If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.


Quote: God knows when the end of time will come, not some fanatic... The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

God knows when the end of time will come, not some fanatic... The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things.


Quote: You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.


Quote: I know who I am, I know what I can and can't do. I know what I will and won't do. I know what I'm capable of and I don't agree to do things that I don't think I can pull off. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I know who I am, I know what I can and can't do. I know what I will and won't do. I know what I'm capable of and I don't agree to do things that I don't think I can pull off.


Quote: I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.


Quote: My first phone was two tin cans tied together with string, and it worked pretty good. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My first phone was two tin cans tied together with string, and it worked pretty good.


Quote: Every seven years, I sit down and make a whole new plan. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Every seven years, I sit down and make a whole new plan.


Quote: Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.




Quote: People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them.


Quote: Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn't get some of that stuff out. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn't get some of that stuff out.


Quote: I was born with a happy heart, and I try to keep a good attitude. It's not true that I'm happy all the time because nobody is, and we all go through our things. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I was born with a happy heart, and I try to keep a good attitude. It's not true that I'm happy all the time because nobody is, and we all go through our things.


Quote: Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of Dolly Parton quote: Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success.- black text on quotes background

Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success.


Quote: I'm an energy vampire. I just suck off everybody's energy. But I give it back. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm an energy vampire. I just suck off everybody's energy. But I give it back.


Quote: Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.


Quote: I've always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin' my thing, my own way. And it's been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin' my thing, my own way. And it's been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.


Quote: I've used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool... but that's just natural. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool... but that's just natural.


Quote: I grew up around lots of men -- my father, my brothers, my uncles -- so I wasn't intimidated by them. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I grew up around lots of men -- my father, my brothers, my uncles -- so I wasn't intimidated by them.


Quote: I can't tell anybody else how to run their life or their business, but I really believe I've got a good bead on myself. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I can't tell anybody else how to run their life or their business, but I really believe I've got a good bead on myself.


Quote: Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.


Quote: My nails are my rhythm section when I'm writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My nails are my rhythm section when I'm writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails.


Quote: I will never retire unless I have to. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I will never retire unless I have to.


Quote: A lot of people have said I'd have probably done better in my career if I hadn't looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn't be blamed because you want to look pretty. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

A lot of people have said I'd have probably done better in my career if I hadn't looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn't be blamed because you want to look pretty.


Quote: My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved.


Quote: You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that's left for you or to make one of your own. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that's left for you or to make one of your own.


Quote: Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I've already had, my face pretty much maintains itself. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I've already had, my face pretty much maintains itself.


Quote: I'm no natural beauty. If I'm gonna have any looks at all, I'm gonna have to create them. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm no natural beauty. If I'm gonna have any looks at all, I'm gonna have to create them.


Quote: If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.


Quote: When I get down, I don't waller around for long. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I get down, I don't waller around for long.


Quote: I've done everything every fat person ever has. I've tried every diet. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've done everything every fat person ever has. I've tried every diet.


Quote: I look at myself like a show dog. I've got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I look at myself like a show dog. I've got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape.


Quote: I try not to go around looking like a hag. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I try not to go around looking like a hag.


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