Dolly Parton Quotes

Dolly Rebecca Parton

Born: 19 January 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee

The fourth of twelve children in a one-room cabin, Parton grew up “dirt poor” in her words. She was composing songs at age four, her mother wrote down the notes as she heard them. She was appearing regularly on radio and TV at Knoxville when she was nine, appeared at the Grand Ole Opry at thirteen, and she left for Nashville the day after she finished high school in 1964. Her first success was as a songwriter, then she sang duets with Porter Wagoner whose established name and regular TV show helped her get started as a soloist. She married Carl Thomas Dean in 1966, they are still together but he is intensely private and does not appear with her in public. The couple has no children of their own but raised several of Dolly’s younger siblings and is guardian for an orphaned friend of the family. She left the Wagoner show to focus on solo work in 1977, adding a number of pop hits to her regular country chart entries. She co-starred with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Nine to Five in 1980, she also provided the title song. Her second film was The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with Burt Reynolds (1982), Rhinestone with Sylvester Stallone (1984), and Steel Magnolias with an ensemble cast (1989). The numbers for her musical output are staggering, 25 releases have gone Gold or better, 26 songs hit number one in the Billboard country chart (110 charted total), and 42 top-10 country albums (a record). She won seven Grammy Awards and a host of others from the country music bodies, and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Her philanthropy has featured efforts to preserve the bald eagle and to fight illiteracy, her Imagination Library mails a book each month to all enrolled children from birth to kindergarten, over 2.5 million books a year.

Dolly Parton quotes:

Can you imagine anybody wanting to look this way for real?
    Dolly Parton

Having a big gay following, I get hate mail and threats. Some people are blind or ignorant, and you can’t be that prejudiced and hateful and go through this world and still be happy.
    Dolly Parton

I always love working with children. I never had children of my own. God has his purposes. God didn’t let me have children so everybody’s children could be mine. That’s kind of how I’m looking at it.
    Dolly Parton

I believe in my cosmetics line. There are plenty of charities for the homeless. Isn’t it time someone helped the homely?
    Dolly Parton

I describe my look as a blend of Mother Goose, Cinderella, and the local hooker!
    Dolly Parton

I don’t know if I’m supporting them, or they’re supporting me.
    Dolly Parton

I enjoy the way I look, but it’s a joke.
    Dolly Parton

I figure if I keep my health, I have no intention of retiring. I love to work. I want to be like Bob Hope.
    Dolly Parton

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
    Dolly Parton

I have little feet because nothing grows in the shade.
    Dolly Parton

I hope people realize that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs.
    Dolly Parton

I hope to die right in the middle of a song and right on the stage doing what I love to do. I hope to be about 120 when that happens.
    Dolly Parton

I look just like the girls next door … if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
    Dolly Parton

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.
    Dolly Parton

I never let a rhinestone go unturned.
    Dolly Parton

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