Dolly Parton Quotes

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Born: January 19, 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Music artist

1.
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.
- Dolly Parton

2.
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.
- Dolly Parton

3.
I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work.
- Dolly Parton

4.
I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it's like a battery: you've got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.
- Dolly Parton

5.
I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.
- Dolly Parton

6.
I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
- Dolly Parton

7.
I think every entertainer's had nights when things go wrong. I mean you can't remember everything all the time, and especially if you're having hard times personally, things going on that you - you know, and then people make it worse. And that makes you feel worse.
- Dolly Parton

8.
I think I've 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 couldn't 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.
- Dolly Parton

9.
I was always a junk food person, still am.
- Dolly Parton

10.
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.
- Dolly Parton

11.
I'm not happy all the time, and I wouldn't want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.
- Dolly Parton

12.
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.
- Dolly Parton

13.
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

14.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton

15.
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
- Dolly Parton

16.
It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
- Dolly Parton

17.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
- Dolly Parton

18.
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.
- Dolly Parton

19.
The only way I'd 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.
- Dolly Parton

20.
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 don't know what's goin' on, I then got the money, and gone.
- Dolly Parton

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