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I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra,
by Dolly Parton

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra,
but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

My weaknesses have always been food and men -
in that order.
- Dolly Parton

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.
- Dolly Parton

 

I hated school.
Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me.
The poor little kids.
- Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.
- Dolly Parton

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I look just like the girls next door...
if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
- Dolly Parton

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait
to see what I'll come up with next.
- Dolly Parton

If you talk bad about country music,
it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton

I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
- Dolly Parton

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
- Dolly Parton

I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone
tried to tell me what to do,
I'd tell them where to put it.
- Dolly Parton

If you don't like the road you're walking,
start paving another one.
- Dolly Parton

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't
accept the fact that I can do something else.
- Dolly Parton

I was the first woman to burn my bra -
it took the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

It's a good thing I was born a girl,
otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
- Dolly Parton

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.
- Dolly Parton

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
- Dolly Parton

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.
- Dolly Parton

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's
what's happening right now-it's part of our culture.
- Lisa Kudrow

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well,
In moderation, wine is good for you -
mentally,
physically, and spiritually.
- Robert Mondavi

Well, writing was what I wanted to do,
it was always what I wanted to do.
I had novels to write so I wrote them.
- Octavia Butler

Mother Firefly is the kind of character I've always wanted to play.
She's larger than life, terribly tragic,
and capable of a lot of love.
- Leslie Easterbrook

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

All I wanted to be was a player.
- Franco Harris

I have always wanted to know what's going on under the surface.
- Marcia Cross

I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted,
but I very much doubt if He would.
- David Edward Jenkins

I used to go and flatten my nose against that window
and absorb all I could of his art.
It changed my life.
I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
- Mary Cassatt

Gesualdo was very important to me, I wanted to do something
which corresponded to him.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Maybe my way of communicating through sign made me
more in tune with my body and how it moved.
Who knows? I just know when I saw a stage for the first time,
I wanted to be on it.
- Marlee Matlin

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux


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