"I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Dolly Parton on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Dolly Parton on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Dolly Parton on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Dolly Parton on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Dolly Parton on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"I'm gonna be making records anyway, even if I had to sell 'em out of the trunk of my car. I'm that kind of musician and singer."