“People always say, ‘But you always look so happy.’ Well that’s Botox! Nobody’s happy all the time. But I work hard at it.”
When you say the word iconic, Dolly Parton likely comes to mind. Despite her decades in the limelight, the 74-year-old country music star—who recently said she wanted to recreate her famous Playboy cover for her 75th birthday—is not going anywhere, anytime soon. The "9 to 5" singer has been busy making fashion statements, starting the viral #DollyPartonChallenge, spending time with her husband of over 53 years, Carl Thomas Dean, releasing a Netflix show, and reading 50 books a year. Luckily, through her songs, books, social media, and interviews, she's blessed us with pearls of wisdom from her own life—"Dollyisms," if you will. So, we rounded up 26 funny, inspiring and honest quotes from Dolly Parton herself about love, marriage, life, work, and, yes, one of her, err, famous attributes.