Dolly Parton Quotes.
I have a tendency
to be awfully big-hearted and it’s very hard
for me to say
no, even when I need
I’ve done everything every
fat person ever has. I’ve tried
I know that I always wanted
things. I was always proud of my people, proud of my home, but I always wanted more
. I think most people do.
People say I look so happy
– and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
I’m a showgirl, as you can tell. I’m ever ready
I’ve copyrighted 3,000 songs
When I got somethin’ to say, I’ll say it.
I don’t think you ever really know what all you’re doing
, so you have to act on faith
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.
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
A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked
. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.
A lot of my heartbreak
songs are inspired
by things my sisters are going through, or friends.
It’s always great to perform at home in the good ol’ U.S.A.
to look like, so there are lots
and lots of Dolly look-alikes.
My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success
I’ve ever achieved
I was always a junk
food person, still am.
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
I know some of the best Dolly Parton jokes. I made ’em up myself.
Children have always responded to me because I have that cartoon-character look.
I try to see the good in everybody, and I don’t care
who people are as long as they’re themselves, whatever that is.
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.
I don’t have anything to say about other people’s art and their work.
I’ve been to those places where it’s ‘poor, pitiful
I can be accused of trying to be commercial
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.
There’s a lot of rednecks in the country where I grew
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
is a great area.
I have a big gay and lesbian following
and they’ve been very loyal
and kind to me.
People are looking for something a little more stable
; people are feeling like they need to get closer
When I wake up
, I expect things to be good
. If they’re not, then I try to set
about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway
. So why not
try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan
out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.
I don’t think I’m supposed
to boss other people around just because I’m a so-called celebrity
or star. I hate
that when people act that way. No one deserves
it. I’ve seen it happen. I don’t call those people out – they know who they are. Some enjoy that reputation
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow
, you gotta put up with the rain
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.
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.
My husband says I look like a Q-tip.
I always loved that old song
of the Ohio
‘ – it was always such a man’s song, so I’ve always wanted to record
I think that I know the value
of a dollar.
I’ll never graduate from collagen.
If you don’t like the road you’re walking
, start paving
I do have a lot of gays
in my family now, but some will never come out.
Its hard to be a diamond
in a rhinestone world.
When I sit back in my rocking chair
someday, I want to be able to say I’ve done it all.
You can’t really make people be any different than what they are.
I think that I’m perfect.
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.
I think people take me
as I want them to. They take me as seriously as I take myself – let’s put it that way.
I’d love to do a duet
, always wanted to work with Madonna
, but she never asked.
I’ve been around longer than most of my fans have been alive
You’ll never do a whole lot unless
enough to try.
I’m just a friendly
person; that runs in my family.
I’m an energy vampire
. I just suck
off everybody’s energy. But I give it back.
I think 9/11 affected
everybody in one way or another.
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