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" '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. "
" 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. "
" I've always been fascinated by everything with wings. "
" I come from a family of 12, so I kind of got a little lost as a child. "
" I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs. "
" I usually get up at 3 A.M. I don't require a lot of sleep, and if I get tired, I'll take a powernap during the day. "
" I write for myself things that I've gone through. "
" I never thought, in my lifetime, that you'd be able to watch movies, read books and listen to music from a phone, but I guess the technology of tomorrow is here today. "
" For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood. "
" God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons. "
" I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens. "
" I'm easy to look like, so there are lots and lots of Dolly look-alikes. "
Lots And Lots
" Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. "
" Being brought up very religious, I have a fear of people that look to idol gods. "
" I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out. "
" I'm just a friendly person; that runs in my family. "
" I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame. "
" My grandpa was a preacher. "
" 'Jolene' has been very popular all of these years, even overseas. "
" 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. "
" I still have my first paycheck. It was just, I think, a dollar or two that I got when I started as a songwriter with BMI, and I had some songs there that I had through the company, and in the mail I got this big old check for, like, a dollar and a half or something. Somebody had recorded one of my songs. "
" I'm a workin' girl. "
" I didn't know any gay people in my childhood. "
" I'm trying my best to keep up with all this new technology, and I surround myself with all these wonderful people that are in the know and kind of help me out with all that. "
" I was always a junk food person, still am. "
" Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent. "
" Everybody has a purpose. "
" Sevier County is a great area. "
" Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume. "
" People get a kick out of my stupidity. "
" I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that. "