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Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, author and philanthropist who has entertained people around the world for decades. She was born in Tennessee on January 19th 1946 to parents Avie Lee and Robert Owens. The first time Dolly sang in public was when she was four years old at her school talent show. As a child she performed with her older siblings so that they could earn money for their family by singing on local radio stations and performing on the streets of East Tennessee. When Dolly turned 14 she left home to pursue her dream of being a country music star but returned two years later after realizing it wasn’t going to work out with no high school diploma or formal training in voice or guitar playing.
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About Dolly Parton

birth of the author

January 19, 1946

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Humanitarian And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Country, Country Pop, Bluegrass, Gospel

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Autoharp, Violin And More.

institution of the author

Goldband, Mercury, Monument, Rca Victor, Warner Bros., Columbia And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Stella Parton, Randy Parton, Rachel Dennison, Porter Wagoner, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn


My life has been very full. — Dolly Parton

Shes always been out protesting something all of her life. — Dolly Parton

Everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different. — Dolly Parton

I have a life outside the arenas. — Dolly Parton

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Life is a song to me. — Dolly Parton

When you’re 40, you can’t ride the fence anymore. You gotta make definite decisions about your life. — Dolly Parton

Unless you have spent your life doing something, you are not likely to be successful, so always partner with people who are smarter than you. — Dolly Parton

I think so many people live their whole life in fear and doubt and shame. — Dolly Parton

I’ve always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin’ my thing, my own way. And it’s been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life. — Dolly Parton

shes always been out protesting something all of her life Dolly Parton quote

I don’t have to keep a diary. It seems like for the last 40 years my life has been lived in the press, so I can Google any date in my history and find out what I was doing. — Dolly Parton

It seems like the more I give the more I get, and that is the way it is supposed to go in life. — Dolly Parton

You’ll pay the highest price on back roads and in back seats and in a cheap highway motel. But what’s a few more strangers in a life of nothing else. — Dolly Parton

I just love life. I love people. I love to write, that’s my gift. I love to sing. I have a good attitude. I like to think I shine from the inside. — Dolly Parton

It’s great at this stage in my life to still be in the running, that people appreciate you. — Dolly Parton

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I don’t like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different. — Dolly Parton


I love everybody. My heart’s open to everybody. — Dolly Parton


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Love is only as strong as your weakest moment. — Dolly Parton

I know it’s corny–but I love ‘Jingle Bells!’ — Dolly Parton

I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are and to love who they love. — Dolly Parton

i love everybody my heart s open to everybody Dolly Parton quote

I wish you joy and happiness, but above all of this I wish you love. — Dolly Parton

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing. — Dolly Parton

Cheating love is just as real as un–cheating love. — Dolly Parton

I often get myself in love trouble because I’m so passionate; I love so much and so deep. — Dolly Parton

We’re supposed to be less judgmental and accept and be kind and love one another. — Dolly Parton

love is only as strong as your weakest moment Dolly Parton quote

We could afford the price of peace. Love is all it costs. — Dolly Parton

A real important thing is that, though I rely on my husband for love, I rely on myself for strength. — Dolly Parton

Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you. — Dolly Parton

Goodbye–please don’t cry/we both know that I’m not what you need. But I will always love you. — Dolly Parton

I bird and a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home? — Dolly Parton

i know it s corny but i love jingle bells Dolly Parton quote

I love watching keep–fit videos while munching chocolate chip cookies. — Dolly Parton

I’ll just wait right here for you cause I know your new love won’t last. I wound easy, but I heal fast. — Dolly Parton

I love story songs because I’ve always loved books. — Dolly Parton

Wondering if God loves us when we’re cheating? Oh, but why he lets us feel things, if it’s wrong. — Dolly Parton

There’s no such thing as free love. Have you seen the price of Viagra? — Dolly Parton

i think everybody should be allowed to be who they are and to love who they love Dolly Parton quote


I can write a song in about an hour if it’s a simple country song. — Dolly Parton

I’ve copyrighted 3,000 songs. — Dolly Parton

My songs are like my children–I expect them to support me when I’m old. — Dolly Parton

I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens. — Dolly Parton

I’m so thankful I can write songs. I can capture all those memories in my songs and keep those memories alive. — Dolly Parton

i can write a song in about an hour if it s a simple country song Dolly Parton quote

My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved. — Dolly Parton

I used to try to write a song a day. I’ve been so busy lately. — Dolly Parton

A lot of people don’t realise I came out of the Smoky Mountains with a load of songs. — Dolly Parton

A lot of my heartbreak songs are inspired by things my sisters are going through, or friends. — Dolly Parton

I always loved that old song Banks of the Ohio–it was always such a man’s song, so I’ve always wanted to record it. — Dolly Parton

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You are the song of every bird, you are the poet’s every word, every artist’s picture, every writer’s play. — Dolly Parton

I always keep sayIng I hope I dIe rIght In the mIddle of a song, hopefully one I wrote. thIrty years from now. — Dolly Parton

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! — Dolly Parton

Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever’s goin’ on. A well–written song is a song that stays true to the subject. — Dolly Parton

I do write a lot of children’s songs, and I’m going to do a children’s television show, which also means I’ll be doing a lot of albums. So I do hope my future will hold a lot of things for children. — Dolly Parton

my songs are like my children i expect them to support me when i m old Dolly Parton quote

I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs. — Dolly Parton

There’s a lot of women now with a whole lot of style but they are not necessarily song stylists. Some of their style is a lot like me and a lot of people sound a lot alike–you can’t tell them apart. — Dolly Parton

Most country songs, certainly all the stuff I’ve written, are stories driven by characters. — Dolly Parton


I just don’t have time to get old! — 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

i just don t have time to get old Dolly Parton quote

I think there is a little magic in the fact that I’m so totally real but look so artificial at the same time. — Dolly Parton

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God knows when the end of time will come, not some fanatic… The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things. — Dolly Parton

I don’t have time to stand around and listen to an 11–minute song. — Dolly Parton

George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. — Dolly Parton

I’m not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there’s a little magic in the fact that I’m so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time. — Dolly Parton

i don t have time to stand around and listen to an 11 minute song Dolly Parton quote

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. — Dolly Parton

Well, I do listen to God for direction, but I really don’t have time to listen to other artists all that much. — Dolly Parton

Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face. — Dolly Parton

Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams. All of them are different styles, but those are the songs that make the times. They’re the songs that last through time. — Dolly Parton

My husband said ‘show me your boobs’ and I had to pull up my skirt… so it was time to get them done! — Dolly Parton

george jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world Dolly Parton quote

I thInk It Is pretty clear that now Is the tIme to share a story and to share some love, goodnIght wIth dolly. — Dolly Parton

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. — Dolly Parton

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. — Dolly Parton

Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I’ll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you’re not on time. — Dolly Parton

My first job was singing on the Cas Walker radio show in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was about 10 years old and I thought it was big time. — Dolly Parton

Lots of women buy just as many wigs and makeup things as I do … They just don’t wear them all at the same time. — Dolly Parton

I wear wigs all the time on shows, and every day when I’m in public, at Dollywood. People say, ‘How many wigs do you have?’ And I say, ‘Well, at least 365 because I wear at least one a day.’ — Dolly Parton

It was a really bad time, sometimes god just has to smack you down. he was almost saying, ‘sIt your pretty lIttle ass down because we have to deal wIth some stuff!’. — Dolly Parton


God is in everything I do and all my work glorifies Him. — Dolly Parton

A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares… if you don’t really work them. — Dolly Parton

god is in everything i do and all my work glorifies him Dolly Parton quote

Those people who wake up and they’re just beautiful, they’re just born that way. Well that ain’t me. I gotta work for everything I’ve got. — Dolly Parton

If there’s something bothering me in the business end of things with people I work with, I just say it right out. — Dolly Parton

I don’t have anything to say about other people’s art and their work. — Dolly Parton

I like to think I’ve been a good example and an inspiration to some people. And some people say that about me, but I’m just going about my work and doing what I do best. I’m a very professional ‘Me.’ — Dolly Parton

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. — Dolly Parton

a lot of dreams can turn to nightmares if you don t really work them Dolly Parton quote

I’d love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked. — Dolly Parton

Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I’ve already had, my face pretty much maintains itself. — Dolly Parton

You have to work hard, in order to get anything done. — Dolly Parton

There’s been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me, and I’ve always admired him, and of course, he lives in Nashville, too. — Dolly Parton

For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood. — Dolly Parton

i don t have anything to say about other people s art and their work Dolly Parton quote

I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down. — Dolly Parton

I’m always amazed by the people who work on stage who sing night after night, day after day, week in week out. — Dolly Parton

I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good. — Dolly Parton

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. — Dolly Parton


When I do listen to music, I’m more prone to listen to the people I’ve always listened to: George Jones, Otis Redding, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris. — Dolly Parton

the music does bring us together and it s cheaper than therapy Dolly Parton quote

The music does bring us together and it’s cheaper than therapy! — Dolly Parton

I prefer my music. I’m more of a one–nighter kind of person than to do a squat–down job for three months or whatever. — Dolly Parton

Music is my personal addiction. So much of everything I’ve done has only been to open more doors for the music itself. It all gets back to the fact that I am, first of all, a songwriter and a singer. — Dolly Parton

Actually, I hear a lot of rock music. My husband is a big rock fan. — Dolly Parton

If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words. — Dolly Parton

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I’m pretty sure in my older years, I’ll be doing old–time flavored folk–mountain music. — Dolly Parton

I’m very proud of all the bluegrass–oriented albums. It just reminded me and my fans that I should always record acoustic music and country records, along with anything else that I might want to do. — Dolly Parton

Anyone who knows or cares anything about real country music will agree that George Jones is the voice of it. — Dolly Parton

I don’t listen to music for fun. I ain’t got enough time for fun! I’m always busy writing my own music. I don’t try to compete or see what other people are doing. — Dolly Parton

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