"If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Dolly Parton on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Dolly Parton on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Dolly Parton on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Dolly Parton on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Dolly Parton on Ray Charles
"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."