"My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Dolly Parton on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Dolly Parton on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Dolly Parton on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Dolly Parton on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Dolly Parton on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."