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Dolly Parton's Best Quotes

Dolly Parton is an undisputed cultural icon. As a country musician, she has broken barriers and has written some of the most remembered songs of her time. As an entertainer, she has appeared in countless films and TV projects. Parton has also been a longtime philanthropist and businesswoman. The singer has never been one to shy away from saying what she feels and often speaks her mind. Through quotes of her own, let's take a closer look at what makes Parton so special.

"We always made jokes and said we didn't even know we were poor till some smart aleck up and told us. We didn't have any money, but we were rich in things that money don't buy: love, kindness, and understanding." - Interview with Today.

"I've had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love." - Interview with Billboard

"I always count my blessings more than I count my money, I don't work for money, never did." - Interview with CBS Sunday Morning

"All these years, the people thought the joke was on me, but the joke's actually been on the public. I'm sure of myself as a person. I'm sure of my talent. I like the person I am, so I can afford to piddle around with makeup and clothes because I'm secure with myself." - Interview with Barbara Walters