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quote by Dolly Parton: Is forever longer than always? with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Is forever longer than always?

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: Sometimes when I'm under pressure, if I think somebody is expecting stuff from me, I'll do better than if I was just left on my own. I can sit down -- I'm a skilled writer, I've been doing it all my … with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Sometimes when I'm under pressure, if I think somebody is expecting stuff from me, I'll do better than if I was just left on my own. I can sit down -- I'm a skilled writer, I've been doing it all my life -- and I can get down to it.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever's goin' on. A well-written song is a song that stays true to the subject. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever's goin' on. A well-written song is a song that stays true to the subject.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: Sometimes I start with a great title or idea, sometimes a great melody will run through my mind; but the higher percentage of the time, the words and music pretty much come at the same time. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Sometimes I start with a great title or idea, sometimes a great melody will run through my mind; but the higher percentage of the time, the words and music pretty much come at the same time.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I don't keep up with a lot of trends. I've never been a fashion horse. I'm so busy writing my songs, trying to maintain my business, and all the new things that come along. I stay working all the tim… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't keep up with a lot of trends. I've never been a fashion horse. I'm so busy writing my songs, trying to maintain my business, and all the new things that come along. I stay working all the time.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I always love working with children. I never had children of my own. God has his purposes. God didn't let me have children so everybody's children could be mine. That's kind of how I'm looking at it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I always love working with children. I never had children of my own. God has his purposes. God didn't let me have children so everybody's children could be mine. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: I stay close to my roots and my family. I never want to forget any part of it. I'm still just a hillbilly at heart, thus a Backwoods Barbie. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I stay close to my roots and my family. I never want to forget any part of it. I'm still just a hillbilly at heart, thus a Backwoods Barbie.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I believe in my cosmetics line. There are plenty of charities for the homeless. Isn't it time someone helped the homely? with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I believe in my cosmetics line. There are plenty of charities for the homeless. Isn't it time someone helped the homely?

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Being born was the worse and the first mistake I ever made. The doctor didn't spank me, he just slapped me in the face. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Being born was the worse and the first mistake I ever made. The doctor didn't spank me, he just slapped me in the face.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I write what I write, say what I say, 'cause I feel what I feel, and if I did it different, it would make me a liar! So I'd rather be an honest person than a good liar. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I write what I write, say what I say, 'cause I feel what I feel, and if I did it different, it would make me a liar! So I'd rather be an honest person than a good liar.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Don't judge me by the cover, 'cause I'm a real good book. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Don't judge me by the cover, 'cause I'm a real good book.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: After Momma gave birth to twelve of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

After Momma gave birth to twelve of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: If people work for me over the years, I expect them to be paid what they're owed, but I don't expect them to be paid more than they earn. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If people work for me over the years, I expect them to be paid what they're owed, but I don't expect them to be paid more than they earn.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: I'm not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there's a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there's a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Mine is a jealous heart, imagines things that never are. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Mine is a jealous heart, imagines things that never are.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I don't want to throw rice. I want to throw rocks. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't want to throw rice. I want to throw rocks.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. It was a sin to even pluck your eyebrows, and they thought it was a sin for me to be there looking like Jezebel. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. It was a sin to even pluck your eyebrows, and they thought it was a sin for me to be there looking like Jezebel.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: When I do listen to music, I'm more prone to listen to the people I've always listened to: George Jones, Otis Redding, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I do listen to music, I'm more prone to listen to the people I've always listened to: George Jones, Otis Redding, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: When I have sex with my husband, I fantasize I am with a petite, hot young woman. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I have sex with my husband, I fantasize I am with a petite, hot young woman.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: People say you shouldn't have plastic surgery because if God wanted you another way he would have made you that way, but I say that's a lot of crock. If God didn't want plastic surgeons, he wouldn't … with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People say you shouldn't have plastic surgery because if God wanted you another way he would have made you that way, but I say that's a lot of crock. If God didn't want plastic surgeons, he wouldn't have given them hands to work with.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: Love is like a butterfly
 As soft and gentle as a sigh
 The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
 Love makes your heart feel strange inside
 It flutters like soft wings in flight
 Love… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Love is like a butterfly
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I've done it all. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I've done it all.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I'm the kind of person who would rather rock in my rocking chair when I'm old and regret a few things that I did than to sit there and regret that I never tried. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm the kind of person who would rather rock in my rocking chair when I'm old and regret a few things that I did than to sit there and regret that I never tried.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Now Momma's done away with the old black kettle she used to cook in when I was just littleAnd the door ain't sprung on her electric rangeThat little old farm and home we had it ain't there no more an… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Now Momma's done away with the old black kettle she used to cook in when I was just littleAnd the door ain't sprung on her electric rangeThat little old farm and home we had it ain't there no more and that's too badFolks are doing away with the simple things.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams. All of them are different styles, but those are the songs that make the times. They're the songs that last through time. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams. All of them are different styles, but those are the songs that make the times. They're the songs that last through time.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Islands in the streams, that is what we are. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Islands in the streams, that is what we are.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I wear make-up, and it gets a little bit thicker every year. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I wear make-up, and it gets a little bit thicker every year.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It's a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It's a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: To me it's a two-way street. They're good to me, and I'm good to them. It's a natural thing for me to love people, and I think people sense it. ... I am secure with the kind of person I am. I don't f… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

To me it's a two-way street. They're good to me, and I'm good to them. It's a natural thing for me to love people, and I think people sense it. ... I am secure with the kind of person I am. I don't feel like I'm better than anyone, but I'm just as good as anyone.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I do have big tits. Always had 'em -- pushed 'em up, whacked 'em around. Why not make fun of 'em? I've made a fortune with 'em. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I do have big tits. Always had 'em -- pushed 'em up, whacked 'em around. Why not make fun of 'em? I've made a fortune with 'em.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I've often said I don't lose my temper as much as use it. I don't do either unless I have to because I love peace and harmony, but when you step in my territory, I will call you on it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've often said I don't lose my temper as much as use it. I don't do either unless I have to because I love peace and harmony, but when you step in my territory, I will call you on it.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: The way i see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta out up with the rain. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

The way i see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta out up with the rain.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. Find out who you are and do it on … with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I love watching keep-fit videos while munching chocolate chip cookies. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I love watching keep-fit videos while munching chocolate chip cookies.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: First thing I do in the morning, after I have my breakfast and do my spiritual work, is put on my makeup and fix my hair, and I can do my makeup in 15 minutes. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

First thing I do in the morning, after I have my breakfast and do my spiritual work, is put on my makeup and fix my hair, and I can do my makeup in 15 minutes.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: If I have one more facelift I'll have a beard! with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If I have one more facelift I'll have a beard!

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I tried the Scarsdale diet and the Stillman water diet (you remember that one, where you run weight off trying to get to the bathroom). with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I tried the Scarsdale diet and the Stillman water diet (you remember that one, where you run weight off trying to get to the bathroom).

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I do wear wigs. ... I sometimes make the joke about me standing on a hilltop with my hair blowing in the wind -- and me too proud to run after it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I do wear wigs. ... I sometimes make the joke about me standing on a hilltop with my hair blowing in the wind -- and me too proud to run after it.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I think being poor has been good for me. I saw how my mom and dad struggled, and how they could stretch a dollar farther than you could begin to imagine. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think being poor has been good for me. I saw how my mom and dad struggled, and how they could stretch a dollar farther than you could begin to imagine.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: You can bet there's something fishy going on. I guess some large mouth bass left that lipstick on our shirt. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

You can bet there's something fishy going on. I guess some large mouth bass left that lipstick on our shirt.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I have just one tube of lipstick, but it's as big as a can of hairspray. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I have just one tube of lipstick, but it's as big as a can of hairspray.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Well, my smile's pretty hard to miss, considering I'm a gal who likes her lipstick-the redder the better. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Well, my smile's pretty hard to miss, considering I'm a gal who likes her lipstick-the redder the better.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I'm very open with my business partners, just like I am with my husband. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm very open with my business partners, just like I am with my husband.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: If I hadn't been a woman, I'd have been a drag queen. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If I hadn't been a woman, I'd have been a drag queen.

--Dolly Parton

Longer Version:

If I hadn't been a woman, I'd be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I'd be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I'd be like Ru Paul.



quote by Dolly Parton: Yeah I flirt, I'm not blind and I'm not dead! with background image: brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
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Yeah I flirt, I'm not blind and I'm not dead!

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Leave something good in every day. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Leave something good in every day.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I'm a fool to keep staying, when you've made hurting me such an art. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm a fool to keep staying, when you've made hurting me such an art.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: If we all climb together, we could climb the highest hill. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

If we all climb together, we could climb the highest hill.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I'm on a seefood diet. I see food, I eat it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I'm on a seefood diet. I see food, I eat it.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Less is not more. More is more. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Less is not more. More is more.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Some of my dreams are so big they would scare you. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Some of my dreams are so big they would scare you.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all that you ever dreamed of, and I wish you joy and happiness. But above all of this, I wish you love. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all that you ever dreamed of, and I wish you joy and happiness. But above all of this, I wish you love.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: A bird and a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home? with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

A bird and a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home?

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Paradise is a state of mind. with background image: cat in space
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Paradise is a state of mind.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Find out who you are and do it on purpose. with background image: person holding white and yellow flower painting

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: Got those moods a swinging, tears a slinging, nothing fits me, when it hits me, ranting, raving, misbehaving, PMS blues. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Got those moods a swinging, tears a slinging, nothing fits me, when it hits me, ranting, raving, misbehaving, PMS blues.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. with background image: lighted candle in dark room
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If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I met my husband before I became a star, and he doesn't care about any of it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I met my husband before I became a star, and he doesn't care about any of it.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I can be accused of trying to be commercial sometimes. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I can be accused of trying to be commercial sometimes.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: People just overshoot trying to find God. They're going outside and trying everything. They don't realize that it's right inside themselves. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

People just overshoot trying to find God. They're going outside and trying everything. They don't realize that it's right inside themselves.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I wouldn't wanna go out not looking like the Dolly people have come to know, because I've come to know her that way, too. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I wouldn't wanna go out not looking like the Dolly people have come to know, because I've come to know her that way, too.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Every time I come to Europe, I'm just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago. I love that part of the world, and I especially love the fans. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Every time I come to Europe, I'm just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago. I love that part of the world, and I especially love the fans.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: 'Wrecking Ball' is a great song. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

'Wrecking Ball' is a great song.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I've done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I've ever had come true -- I am so proud of that I can't… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I've done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I've ever had come true -- I am so proud of that I can't even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when 'Jolene' was a big hit. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when 'Jolene' was a big hit.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I don't like to get involved in things that I am not familiar with. I'm kind of a hands-on type of person. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I don't like to get involved in things that I am not familiar with. I'm kind of a hands-on type of person.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My mother was always fascinated with the fact that I could rhyme so much stuff. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My mother was always fascinated with the fact that I could rhyme so much stuff.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it's very hard for me to say no, even when I need to. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it's very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I've never had a divorce, but I've seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can't write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I'm a… with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've never had a divorce, but I've seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can't write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I'm able to kind of express it, or their joy.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My life has been very full. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My life has been very full.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I've tried different things through the years to get some play on mainstream. I'll try to tailor-make it. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've tried different things through the years to get some play on mainstream. I'll try to tailor-make it.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I still close my eyes and go home -- I can always draw from that. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I still close my eyes and go home -- I can always draw from that.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I was the first woman to burn my bra -- it took the fire department four days to put it out. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I was the first woman to burn my bra -- it took the fire department four days to put it out.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: My grandpa was a preacher. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

My grandpa was a preacher.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I think that I know the value of a dollar. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I think that I know the value of a dollar.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: 'Jolene' has been very popular all of these years, even overseas. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

'Jolene' has been very popular all of these years, even overseas.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: There are certainly a lot of things that still need to change when it comes to women in the workforce. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

There are certainly a lot of things that still need to change when it comes to women in the workforce.

--Dolly Parton
quote by Dolly Parton: I walk tall; I got a tall attitude. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I walk tall; I got a tall attitude.

--Dolly Parton

quote by Dolly Parton: I've never had that much trouble with the paparazzi, but I don't run the same circles that a lot of these people that do get hounded by the paparazzi. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

I've never had that much trouble with the paparazzi, but I don't run the same circles that a lot of these people that do get hounded by the paparazzi.

--Dolly Parton

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