Dolly Parton has carved a niche in her field and while talking about her journey, she exclaimed that not having children in her life, had also impacted her career. She also spoke about long lasting relationships with different people (like family and friends) and various things.
Dolly said, “Since I had no kids, and my husband was pretty independent, I had freedom. So I think a big part of my whole success is the fact that I was free to work. I didn’t have children because I believed that God didn’t mean for me to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine, so I could do things like Imagination Library because if I hadn’t had the freedom to work, I wouldn’t have done all the things I’ve done.”
She also mentioned that she wouldn’t be in a position where she’s now and that she has achieved a lot of things in her life because she could be free and independent.
Parton also spoke about life and if she would make it for another twenty years, claiming that her makeup would remove all the differences which the age factor would bring in. “I’ll have on the makeup. I’ll look as young as my plastic surgeons will allow me and [with] all the makeup and lighting and all that. But I think more than anything, it’s about what comes from inside you,” she added.