"The only way I'd be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Dolly Parton on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Dolly Parton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Dolly Parton on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Dolly Parton on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Dolly Parton on Dalai Lama
"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."