Dolly Parton, several of my Favorite Quotes and More

I have always admired Dolly Parton for her talent and business success after her modest beginnings and a tough childhood growing up in rural Tennessee.

Here are a few of my favorite Dolly Parton quotes from BrainyQuote:

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.

“You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!

“Someone once asked me, ‘How long does it take to do your hair.’ I said, ‘I don’t know, I’m never there.’

“Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston, I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.

Take a look at Dolly’s official website at

Wikipedia’s Dolly Parton page mentions just a few of her many accomplishments:

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton’s albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. She has sold more than a hundred million records worldwide.

Read more of her many successes and awards at

No post about Dolly in the age of COVID would be complete without her May, 2020, inspiring music video “Dolly Parton – When Life Is Good Again (Official Music Video)”

Here is a photo that I shot in 2013 of the Sevier County courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, that includes the statue of Dolly.

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My Photos of Public Art

Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, Florida

As I travel around the southeastern United States, I like to view, enjoy, and photograph Public Art.

Wikipedia defines Public Art as:

Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. Public art is significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a working practice of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration. Public art may include any art which is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings, but often it is not that simple. Rather, the relationship between the content and audience, what the art is saying and to whom, is just as important if not more important than its physical location.

Here are a few of my photos of art in public places-

Miss Sue, by Chick Schwartz, Frank Offerle and Friends at Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, Florida
“Family Delights” by Christian Happle displayed in downtown Laurinburg, North Carolina
McMinnville Bookworm dedicated to Memory of Dr. Barun Mukherji, outside library in McMinnville, Tennessee
Miz Alligator sits on her bench outside Red Cloud Indian Arts Store, St. Petersburg, Florida
“Urban Art” by Kayleb Higgins, Horse Fever 2011 project statue outside Marion Theater, downtown Ocala, Florida
Inverness Cooters. Turtle Concrete Sculpture by T.J. Neils. T.J. Neil has been doing this for 30 years, and recently his son T.J. Neil Jr. has picked up the trade.

There are many more to see in the Statues, Wall Art section of my website at I’d love it if you took a look!

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