Born Saturday 19 January 1946
Professions: Actress, Author, Musician, Songwriter, Writer
I love story songs because I've always loved books.
My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school.
I don't have anything to say about other people's art and their work.
My husband calls me 'catfish.' He says I'm all mouth and no brains.
Every day I pray about all I do.
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.
I'm almost like three people. There's me the, Dolly, the person. There's me, the star. And then there's me, the manager.
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 was always a junk food person, still am.
I can't do nothing just a little.
I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it's like a battery: you've got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.
I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it's very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.
People get a kick out of my stupidity.
I've been around longer than most of my fans have been alive.
I've never had a divorce, but I've seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can't write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I'm able to kind of express it, or their joy.
I write for myself things that I've gone through.
Oh, I can spot a phoney a mile away.