Top 90 Dolly Parton Sayings And Quotes of All Time

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Dolly 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.

Full name: Dolly Rebecca Parton

Born: 19 January 1946,   Born in: Locust Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Occupation: American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian

Net worth:$650 Million; Weight: 105 pounds (48kg); Height: 5’0″ (152cm)

These wise words and quotations by Dolly Parton on love, life, music, leadership, self, inspiration, feminism, gender, fashion, happiness and excellence are a mix of inspirational, funny, and witty ones.

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Dolly Parton Quotes

  1. “Life is a song to me.” ― Dolly Parton

  2. “I’ve never been a feminist.” ― Dolly Parton

  3. “I’m the little engine that did!” ― Dolly Parton

  4. “Reading inspires us to dream..” ― Dolly Parton

  5. “Pour yourself a cup of ambition.” ― Dolly Parton
    Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes
    Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes

  6. “Leave something good in every day.” ― Dolly Parton

  7. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” ― Dolly Parton

  8. “I’m not in politics, I’m an entertainer!” ― Dolly Parton

  9. “I think everybody has the right to be who they are.” ― Dolly Parton

  10. “When I got somethin’ to say, I’ll say it.” ― Dolly Parton

  11. “I modelled my looks on the town tramp.” ― Dolly Parton

  12. “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.” ― Dolly Parton

  13. “I live [feminism]. I work it. And I think there’s power in it for me ― Dolly Parton.”

  14. “Sometimes great hair is the best revenge.” ― Dolly Parton

  15. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” ― Dolly Parton ( Dumplin’ Movie)
    Famous Dolly Parton Quotes
    Famous Dolly Parton Quotes

  16. “The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes Funny
    Dolly Parton Quotes Funny

  17. “A rhinestone shines just as good as a diamond.” ― Dolly Parton

  18. “I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.” ― Dolly Parton

  19. “Never ignore your roots, your home, or your hair.” ― Dolly Parton

  20. “Dream more, learn more, care more and be more.” ― Dolly Parton

  21. “Go big or go home either way do it in a red pair of shoes.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes Red Shoes
    Dolly Parton Quotes Red Shoes

  22. “I wear make-up, and it gets a little thicker every year.” ― Dolly Parton

  23. “I don’t often lose my temper, but I often have to use it.” ― Dolly Parton

  24. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” ― Dolly Parton

  25. “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” ― Dolly Parton as Truvy Jones (Steel Magnolias)

  26. “God is in everything I do and all my work glorifies Him.” ― Dolly Parton

  27. “Don’t judge me by the cover, ’cause I’m a real good book.” ― Dolly Parton

  28. “If you see someone without a smile today, give ’em yours.” ― Dolly Parton

  29. “When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.” ― Dolly Parton

  30. “It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap, honey,” ― Dolly Parton

  31. “Dreams are of no value if they’re not equipped with wings.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes
    Dolly Parton Quotes

  32. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes Positive
    Dolly Parton Quotes Positive

  33. “My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.” ―Dolly Parton

  34. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes Images
    Dolly Parton Quotes Images

  35. “A bird & a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home?” ― Dolly Parton

  36. “A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Sayings
    Dolly Parton Sayings

  37. “God and I have a great relationship but we both see other people.” ― Dolly Parton

  38. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes Wallpaper
    Dolly Parton Quotes Wallpaper

  39. “Anyone who says you can’t take it with you has never seen me pack.” ― Dolly Parton

  40. “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

  41. “Time marches on and soon you realize it is marching across your face.” ― Dolly Parton
    Funny Dolly Parton Quotes
    Funny Dolly Parton Quotes

  42. “I’m a tender hearted-person, and I feel everything to the ninth degree.” ― Dolly Parton

  43. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Rainbow Quote
    Dolly Parton Rainbow Quote

  44. “Wildflowers don’t care where they grow.” ― Dolly Parton, Song: Wildflowers, Album: Trio

  45. “You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.” ― Dolly Parton

  46. “A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.” ― Dolly Parton

  47. “I met my husband before I became a star, and he doesn’t care about any of it.” ― Dolly Parton

  48. “Every single diet I ever fell of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.” ― Dolly Parton

  49. “I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, Cinderella, and the local hooker!” ― Dolly Parton

  50. “I love bald men. Just because you’ve lost your fuzz don’t mean you ain’t a peach.” ― Dolly Parton

  51. “My daddy has a chain five miles long, on each link a heart for a lover he has lost.” ― Dolly Parton

  52. “When I’m feeling a little low, I put on my favorite high heels to stand a little taller.” ― Dolly Parton
    Best Dolly Parton Quotes
    Best Dolly Parton Quotes

  53. “People always say, ‘But you always look so happy.’ Well that’s Botox!” ― Dolly Parton, Dream More
    Dolly Parton Plastic Surgery Quotes
    Dolly Parton Plastic Surgery Quotes

  54. “People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.” ― Dolly Parton

  55. “When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I’ve done it all.” ― Dolly Parton

  56. “Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Sayings Images
    Dolly Parton Sayings Images

  57. “I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.” ― Dolly Parton

  58. “I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.” ― Dolly Parton

  59. Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.” ― Dolly Parton

  60. “I wish you joy and happiness, but above all of this I wish you love.” ― Dolly Parton, Song: I Will Always Love You

  61. “The magic is inside you, there ain’t no crystal ball.” ― Dolly Parton, Song: These Old Bones, Album: Halos & Horns

  62. “If I can hold God’s attention, I can hold the world’s.” ― Dolly Parton, Said In Her Film “Coat Of Many Colors” (2015)

  63. “I’m flashy, and I’m flamboyant. Had I not been a girl, I definitely would have been a drag queen.” ― Dolly Parton

  64. “I had a gift of rhyme and a big imagination and that’s just how I started…and how I’m still a-goin’.” ― Dolly Parton

  65. “I’m no angel if that’s what you thought you found. I was just the victim of a man that let me down.” ― Dolly Parton

  66. “I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” ― Dolly Parton

  67. “Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Quotes
    Dolly Quotes

  68. “Smile — it increases your face value.” ― Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton As Truvy Jones In The Film “Steel Magnolias”

  69. “People say how you stay looking so young? I say, well, good lighting, good doctors, and good makeup.” ― Dolly Parton

  70. “Everybody’s life is a soap opera. Everybody’s life is a country western song, depends on who’s writing it.” ― Dolly Parton

  71. “If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words” ― Dolly Parton

  72. “If anyone tells you your hair is too big, get rid of them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.” ― Dolly Parton

  73. “I have two favorite colors – white and yellow. White makes me feel light and airy. Yellow makes me happy.” ― Dolly Parton

  74. “Thanks to botox and fillers, as well as the work that I’ve already had, my face pretty much maintains itself.” ― Dolly Parton

  75. “I was so flattered and honored that they liked me so much. It really worked out to be a wonderful friendship.” ― Dolly Parton

  76. “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

  77. “I think Carl will always see me the way he did when we first met, just as I do him. We’ll never be old to each other.” ― Dolly Parton

  78. “I can’t tell anybody else how to run their life or their business, but I really believe I’ve got a good head on myself.” ― Dolly Parton

  79. “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

  80. “People always say, ‘But you always look so happy.’ Well that’s Botox! Nobody’s happy all the time. But I work hard at it.” ― Dolly Parton

  81. “You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own.” ― Dolly Parton

  82. “Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition.” ― Dolly Parton, Song: 9 to 5, Album: 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs

  83. “I’ve had heartaches, headaches, toothaches, earaches, and I’ve had a few pains in the ass, but I’ve survived to tell about it.” ― Dolly Parton

  84. “I look totally artificial, but I am totally real, as a writer, as a professional, as a human being.” ― Dolly Parton, In A 2019 Interview With Elle

  85. “Everybody has their own journey, they have their own way of doing things. And who am I to judge?” ― Dolly Parton, In An Interview With BBC

  86. “Get down off the cross, honey. Somebody needs the wood.” ― Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton As ‘Dr.’ Shirlee Kenyon In The Movie “Straight Talk” (1992)

  87. “I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money, never did.” ― Dolly Parton, In An Interview With A CBS Sunday Morning

  88. “He’s always loved who I was, and I loved who he was, and we never tried to change each other.” ― Dolly Parton, About Her Husband Carl Thomas Dean

  89. “I remained totally convinced that if we can do one more simple thing to help kids and adults to learn more, it is to inspire them to read more.” ― Dolly Parton

  90. “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

  91. “I’m not happy all the time, and I wouldn’t want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.” ― Dolly Parton

  92. “Wouldn’t it be something if we could have things we love in abundance without their losing that special attraction the want of them held for us.” ― Dolly Parton

  93. “I never have considered myself a perfectionist, but I do think of myself as a ‘professionalist’…I always strive simply to be my very best.” ― Dolly Parton, Dream More

  94. “You make your choices, you make your sacrifices and I never looked back. I knew early on that I was going to walk that road until God told me to stop.” ― Dolly Parton

  95. “I never, ever get involved in politics. With politics you are not allowed to be honest. I don’t have time to deal with that. I would rather work with kids.” ― Dolly Parton

  96. “I have often joked that we had two rooms and a path, and running water, if you were willing to run to get it.” ― Dolly Parton, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

  97. “I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love.” ― Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton Quotes About Love
    Dolly Parton Quotes About Love

  98. “I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m silly as I look. By the time they realize I’m not, I’ve done got the money and gone.” ― Dolly Parton

  99. “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’m capable of and I don’t agree to do things that I don’t think I can pull off.” ― Dolly Parton

  100. “After you reach a certain age, they think you’re over. I’ll be making records if I have to sell them out of the trunk of my car. I’ve done that in my past, and I’ll do it again.” ― Dolly Parton

  101. “When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway.” ― Dolly Parton

  102. “I’ve always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin’ my thing, my own way. And it’s been hard for me too, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.” ― Dolly Parton

  103. “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, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

  104. “So I say a silent prayer for creatures great and small. Peace on Earth, good will to men is the greatest gift of all” ― Dolly Parton, Song: The Greatest Gift Of All, Album: Once Upon A Christmas

  105. “I still believe that women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I’m all about that. I don’t get out and have to preach it or march in the streets, I write about it.” ― Dolly Parton

  106. “Now people are always asking me, ‘What do you want people to say about you a hundred years from now?’ I always say I want them to say, ‘Dang, don’t she still look good for her age?’” ― Dolly Parton

  107. “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

  108. “I’m just a working girl. 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.” ― Dolly Parton, In A 2014 Interview With Billboard

  109. “You don’t have to look like everybody else. You don’t have to be a raving beauty to be special and to be beautiful.” ― Dolly Parton, In An Interview With Jennifer Aniston in Good Morning America (2018)

  110. “You know, I look like a woman but I think like a man. And in this world of business, that has helped me a lot. Because by the time they think that I don’t know what’s goin’ on, I then got the money, and am gone.” ― Dolly Parton

  111. “First of all, I ain’t never gonna be old because I ain’t got time to be old. I can’t stop long enough to grow old. I’m just gonna be the best that I can be at whatever age I am.” ― Dolly Parton, Says To Oprah Winfrey In “The Oprah Conversation”

  112. “[On growing up in a large family with little money:]… to take a bath… we just had a pan of water and we’d wash down as far as possible, and we’d wash up as far as possible. Then, when somebody’d clear the room, we’d wash possible.” ― Dolly Parton

  113. “I love the accomplishments and the awards that I’ve received through the years. But I’ve always worked more for the rewards than the awards. I’ve always counted my blessings before I’ve counted my money. I’m glad that new dreams come to me everyday.” ― Dolly Parton

  114. “I make a point to appreciate all the little things in my life. I go out and smell the air after a good, hard rain. I re-read small passages from my favorite books. I hold the little treasures that somebody special gave me. These small actions help remind me that there are so many great, glorious pieces of good in the world.” ― Dolly Parton

  115. “I make jokes about it, but it’s the truth that I kind of patterned my look after the town tramp. I didn’t know what she was, just this woman who was blond and piled her hair up, wore high heels and tight skirts, and, boy, she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen. Momma used to say, “Aw, she’s just trash,” and I thought, that’s what I want to be when I grow up. Trash.” ― Dolly Parton


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