Believe it or not, I was just given an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee.
I wear wigs all the time on shows, and every day when I'm in public, at Dollywood. People say, 'How many wigs do you have?' And I say, 'Well, at least 365 because I wear at least one a day.'
Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I'll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you're not on time.
Nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I've got. Somebody's got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain't got this, somebody ain't got that. Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate.
I wouldn't wanna go out not looking like the Dolly people have come to know, because I've come to know her that way, too.
You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.
If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
When I'm home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we're not cooking, we travel around in our camper, stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry.
I'm working on my life story. I'm not decided if it's going to be a musical or a movie with music in it.
I never thought, in my lifetime, that you'd be able to watch movies, read books and listen to music from a phone, but I guess the technology of tomorrow is here today.
No matter how beautiful a woman might be, you're always threatened by certain... You're always threatened by other women, period.
No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas. I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do - eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other... and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus!
I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we're sad, and being yellow when we're cowards, and when we're mad, we're red.
God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone's sexual preferences are or if they're black, brown or purple.
God knows when the end of time will come, not some fanatic... The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things.
I don't think I'm supposed to boss other people around just because I'm a so-called celebrity or star. I hate that when people act that way. No one deserves it. I've seen it happen. I don't call those people out - they know who they are. Some enjoy that reputation.
God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons.
I don't have time to stand around and listen to an 11-minute song.
People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them.
I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.
Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school.
I have a big gay and lesbian following and they've been very loyal and kind to me.
I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
I grew up around lots of men - my father, my brothers, my uncles - so I wasn't intimidated by them.
If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.
I love traveling all over the world; but it's true: there's nothing like home.
I'll bring my grits when I travel, because I get so hungry on the road.
As a songwriter, you respect and appreciate the writings of other people, and I often get asked, are there songs out there I wish I'd written? Yes. There's many of them!
I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I'm such a short little thing, I can't reach my kitchen cabinets.
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'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
I do have a lot of gays in my family now, but some will never come out.
I'm no natural beauty. If I'm gonna have any looks at all, I'm gonna have to create them.
Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success.