Funny thing is that the poorer people are, the more generous they seem to be.
– Dolly Parton
I’m working on my life story. I’m not decided if it’s going to be a musical or a movie with music in it.
People don’t realize that we, we meaning people in show business, have the same problems as everyone else. Money doesn’t change that. Fame doesn’t change that. Sometimes that brings on more problems. You know, it’s just a different kind of problems.
If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.
I don’t like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different.
My grandpa was a preacher.
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.
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.
I will never retire unless I have to.
When I’m home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we’re not cooking, we travel around in our camper, stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry.
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.
I love to flirt, and I’ve never met a man I didn’t like.
I’m not a politician. And I don’t want to be.
I’m just a friendly person; that runs in my family.
God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons.
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.
I think that I know the value of a dollar.
People say I look so happy – and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
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.
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.
I think that I’m perfect.
I’ve always been fascinated by everything with wings.
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.
When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
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.
My biggest extravagances are also investments. I have several houses in California, a house in Nashville, an office complex, and I bought the old home place in Tennessee. They are different places for me to write, but I can turn right around and sell them.
God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone’s sexual preferences are or if they’re black, brown or purple.
I’ve enjoyed all the parts of my career.