Dolly Parton

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Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the C... More

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Dolly Parton Quotes

Dolly Parton #Art #Work

Photo of Dolly Parton I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work.
Dolly Parton #Business

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Car

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Food #Men

Photo of Dolly Parton My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
Dolly Parton #Food

Photo of Dolly Parton I was always a junk food person, still am.
Dolly Parton #Good

Photo of Dolly Parton It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
Dolly Parton #Good

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Dreams

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Home

Photo of Dolly Parton I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
Dolly Parton #Attitude

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Intelligence

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Music

Photo of Dolly Parton If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Dolly Parton #Time

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Business #Dad #Work

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Business #Money

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Food

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Home #Hope

Photo of Dolly Parton 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 #Family

Photo of 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 able to kind of express it, or their joy.
Dolly Parton #Money

Photo of Dolly Parton It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
Dolly Parton #Positive

Photo of Dolly Parton 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.