Dolly Rebecca Parton is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. To date, she remains one of the most successful country artists, with 25 number-one singles (a record for a female performer) and 42 top-10 country albums (more than anyone else).
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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.
I had nothing growing up, but I always wanted to be 'sexy,' even before I knew what the word was.
My favorite movies of all times is 'Doctor Zhivago,' and I love 'Gone With the Wind.' I'd love to play some Southern belle or something where I owned a plantation.
I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.
I don't have time to stand around and listen to an 11-minute song.
I can be accused of trying to be commercial sometimes.
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.
When I started the Imagination Library in my hometown, I never dreamed that one day we would be helping Scottish kids.
Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee.
I can't do nothing just a little.
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.
There's nothing like white trash at the White House.
I love being busy.
Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston, I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'
I've been around longer than most of my fans have been alive.
I had to get rich so I could sing like I was poor again.
Sevier County is a great area.
I'm not trying to be fashionable. Never was!
Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
As a songwriter, you respect and appreciate the writings of other people, and I often get asked, are there songs out there I wish I'd written? Yes. There's many of them!
God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons.
Energy begets energy.
Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts.
Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn't get some of that stuff out.
I don't have maids or servants, and my husband and I love waking up early and going to the 24-hour supermarket when there is nobody else there.
Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent.
I think that I know the value of a dollar.
I will never retire unless I have to.
People like bluegrass. It's had a following amongst a lot of hip and young people. A lot of college kids like bluegrass.
I can't keep somebody from being a star, and I can't make somebody a star, and nobody can.
I say, 'Yeah, Taylor Swift.' I think she is a smart, beautiful girl. I think she's making all the right moves. She's got a good head on her shoulders. She's surrounded with wonderful people. Her songs are great. She keeps herself anchored. She knows who she is, and she's living and standing by that.
Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.
'Wrecking Ball' is a great song.
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.