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All Quotes by author - Dolly Parton
" '9 to 5,' that little song, that little story, just won't ever end. Just like 'I Will Always Love You,' it just keeps comin' back, popping up its head in one way or another. "
" '9 to 5 the Musical' is perfect for anyone that's ever wanted to string up their boss, which is almost all of us. "
" Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent. "
" Actually, I hear a lot of rock music. My husband is a big rock fan. "
" Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches. "
" After momma gave birth to 12 of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her. "
" A gypsy told me I was going to do great things. I was going to make all kinds of money. "
" 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. "
" All of my brothers and sisters are very talented. They all sang all right. "
" A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares... if you don't really work them. "
" A lot of my heartbreak songs are inspired by things my sisters are going through, or friends. "
" A lot of people don't realise I came out of the Smoky Mountains with a load of songs. "
" A lot of people have said I'd have probably done better in my career if I hadn't looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn't be blamed because you want to look pretty. "
" A lot of people think I'm a comedian. "
" 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! "
" Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are. To me, that's what being a star means. "
" Being brought up very religious, I have a fear of people that look to idol gods. "
" Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. "
" Children have always responded to me because I have that cartoon-character look. "
" Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. "
" Dollywood is a family park, and all families are welcome. We do have a policy about profanity or controversial messages on clothing or signs. It is to protect the individual wearing or carrying them, as well as to keep down fights or problems by those opposed to it at the park. "
" Energy begets energy. "
" Everybody has a purpose. "
" Every day I pray about all I do. "
" Every seven years, I sit down and make a whole new plan. "
" Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort. "
" Every time I come to Europe, I'm just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago. I love that part of the world, and I especially love the fans. "
" Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success. "
" Find out who you are. And do it on purpose. "
" First thing I do in the morning, after I have my breakfast and do my spiritual work, is put on my makeup and fix my hair, and I can do my makeup in 15 minutes. "
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