"I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Dolly Parton on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Dolly Parton on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Dolly Parton on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Dolly Parton on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Dolly Parton on Benjamin Franklin
"I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work."
"Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were - if we ever were any good."
"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 can't tell anybody else how to run their life or their business, but I really believe I've got a good bead on myself."
"I think I've got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn't read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with."