Dolly Parton is 74! Here are 10 of our favorite things she's ever said

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The multi-talented singer has style, spunk, wisdom and heart. And those are just some of the reasons why we love her.
Happy birthday, Dolly Parton!

The multi-talented country superstar turns 74 years young on Sunday. Parton does it all. She's a singer, an actress, an author, a philanthropist and one heck of a businesswoman.

Parton's fan base crosses several generations. She's an American icon, but her fans also love her for her grace, kindness, spunk and the pearls of wisdom she has shared over her nearly 60-year career.

It's hard to pick just ten of our favorite Dolly Parton quotes, but in honor of her birthday, here are some of our favorite "Dollyisms."

Happy birthday, Dolly! AP

Being a star

The Tennessee native grew up as one of 12 children living in a one room cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. Parton is now worth an estimated $500 million and one of the most famous faces in the United States, but her folksy, humble charm still makes her relatable. With her characteristic humor, she explained why she doesn't think of herself as a star.

"I never think of myself as a star because, as somebody once said, 'A star is nothing but a big ball of gas' -- and I don't want to be that," she told Billboard in 2014.

Work isn't everything

Parton is one of the busiest and hardest working women in show business. She even operates her own theme park, Dollywood. While she loves what she does, she also remembers to be there for her family and friends.

"Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life," she said.

Parton has shared plenty of wit and wisdom over the years. Jordan Strauss / AP

On not having kids

Parton married Carl Dean in 1966. The couple, who are still together, never had children. Parton helped raise her siblings and is affectionately known as "aunt grandma" by their children.

But of course, the lady with the famous big hair also has an enormous heart. Parton runs the Imagination Library, which gives free books to children from birth until kindergarten. She also released a children's…
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