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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Dolly Parton on music, leadership, self, inspiration, feminism, life, gender, fashion, happiness and excellence.

43 Great Dolly Parton Quotes That Tell So Much About Life

Famous As: Singer
Born On: January 19, 1946
Born In: Sevierville
Founder / Co Founder: Dollywood Foundation
The cultural icon and a multi-talented star, Dolly Parton is a famous American singer, songwriter and a remarkable actress. Although she was born in a poor family, her curiosity to learn music helped Dolly Parton compose her own tunes at a very early age. She performed before the public at the tender age of 10 and also appeared on various radio shows and several television channels eventually. Her collaboration with Porter Wagoner for ‘The Porter Wagoner Show’ helped Parton gain immense popularity and the duo recorded many successful hits together. She went on to work on several solo ventures later on and also composed several popular tracks like ‘Joshua’ and ‘Jolene’. After producing chartbusters within a span of one year, she decided to try her hand at pop music. The popularity of her song ‘Starting Over Again’ made Parton a household name. She also acted in several films and television projects, which established her a multi-talented star. She has won a total of 150 awards and has been nominated more than 400 times. These laurels include 7 ‘Grammy Awards’ and even a nomination for the prestigious ‘Academy Awards’. Dolly Parton has always tickled the masses with her quotes that reflect her impulsive attitude. Read on the famous quotations and sayings by Dolly Parton which have been excerpted from her work, songs, thoughts and interviews. Presenting a collection of thoughts and quotations by Dolly Parton on music, leadership, self, inspiration, feminism, life, gender, fashion, happiness and excellence.

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!

Dolly Parton

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

Dolly Parton

Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.

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

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Dolly Parton

I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.

Dolly Parton

It costs a lot of money to look this cheap

Dolly Parton

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb - and I'm not blonde either.

Dolly Parton

I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give'em yours!

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.

Dolly Parton

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

Smile -- it increases your face value.

Dolly Parton

They think I’m simpleminded because I seem to be happy. Why shouldn’t I be happy? I have everything I ever wanted and more. Maybe I am simpleminded. Maybe that’s the key: simple.

Dolly Parton

The magic is inside you. there ain't no crystal ball

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.

Dolly Parton

If I see something saggin', baggin', or draggin', I'm gone have it nipped, tucked, or sucked!

Dolly Parton

Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.

Dolly Parton

If you see someone without a smile give them yours.

Dolly Parton

God is in everything I do and all my work glorifies Him.

Dolly Parton

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

Dolly Parton

I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.

Dolly Parton

Wouldn't it be something if we could have things we love in abudance without their losing that special attraction the want of them held for us.

Dolly Parton

Figure out who you are. Then do it on purpose.

Dolly Parton

I don't know what the big deal is about old age. Old people who shine from the inside look 10 to 20 years younger.

Dolly Parton

A bird & a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home?

Dolly Parton

It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap, honey,

Dolly Parton

Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent.

Dolly Parton

In order to get to the rainbow you must be able to deal with the rain.

Dolly Parton

It doesn't bother me when someone calls me a 'dumb blonde.' I'm neither dumb or blonde.

Dolly Parton

My daddy has a chain five miles long, on each link a heart for a lover he has lost.

Dolly Parton

They got me busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.

Dolly Parton

I know who I am; I know what I can and can't do. I know what I will and won't do. I know what I am capable of and I don't agree to do things that I don't think I can pull off.

Dolly Parton

The way I see it, you've gotta put up with the rain to get a rainbow.

Dolly Parton

I think of country radio like a great lover: you were nice to me, you gave me a lot of cool stuff, and then you dumped my ass for another woman.

Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want a rainbow you have to put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton