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Top 103 Dolly Parton Quotes on Love & Life (STRENGTH)

Top 10 Most Famous Dolly Parton Quotes (BEST)

“After you reach a certain age, they think you’re over. Well, I will never be 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’d do it again.”

Dolly Parton
I really think it’s wonderful that we’re getting a chance to show what we can do and that we’re being accepted. I have been at it a long time, and it’s a new day and age.Pin
I really think it’s wonderful that we’re getting a chance to show what we can do and that we’re being accepted. I have been at it a long time, and it’s a new day and age.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.Pin
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
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.Pin
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.
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.Pin
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.

“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. These small actions help remind me that there are so many great, glorious pieces of good in the world.”

Dolly Parton
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.Pin
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.
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.Pin
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.
Everybody has their own journey, they have their own way of doing things. And who am I to judgePin
Everybody has their own journey, they have their own way of doing things. And who am I to judge?
Leave something good in every day.Pin
Leave something good in every day.

20 Thought-Provoking Dolly Parton Quotes

“I have to not harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feel things. So when I hurt, I hurt all over. And when I cry, I cry real hard. And when I’m mad, I’m mad all over. I’m just a person; I like to experience whatever the feeling is and whatever I’m going through.”

Dolly Parton
I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.Pin
I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.Pin
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.Pin
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.Pin
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
I still believe that women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I’m all about that.Pin
I still believe that women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I’m all about that.
I’m very real where it counts, and that’s inside.Pin
I’m very real where it counts, and that’s inside.
The seeds of dreams are often found in books, and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.Pin
The seeds of dreams are often found in books, and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.
I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money. Never did.Pin
I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money. Never did.
I walk tall; I got a tall attitude.Pin
I walk tall; I got a tall attitude.
I don't like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone's life is different, and everyone's journey is different.Pin
I don’t like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different.
Energy begets energy.Pin
Energy begets energy.
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 to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.Pin
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 to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.
It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.Pin
It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
You're just a step on the boss man's ladder. But you got dreams he'll never take away.Pin
You’re just a step on the boss man’s ladder. But you got dreams he’ll never take away.
Everybody’s life is a soap opera. Everybody’s life is a country western song, depends on who’s writing it.Pin
Everybody’s life is a soap opera. Everybody’s life is a country western song, depends on who’s writing it.
If I can hold God's attention, I can hold the world's.Pin
If I can hold God’s attention, I can hold the world’s.
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.Pin
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.
I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.Pin
I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.
You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.Pin
You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.

6 Motivational Dolly Parton Quotes

“You can wish your life away. But if you’re going to dream, you’re going to have to get out and, like I always say, you have to put some wings on them dreams, and some feet and fingers and some hands. They gotta get into some stuff. You can’t just sit around and think of all the things you want to do. You’ve got to think of what you want to do, and then you’ve got to get out and make that happen.”

Dolly Parton
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.Pin
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.Pin
You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.Pin
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
The magic is inside you. There ain't no crystal ball.Pin
The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball.
You need to really believe in what you've got to offer, what your talent is — and if you believe, that gives you strength.Pin
You need to really believe in what you’ve got to offer, what your talent is — and if you believe, that gives you strength.

8 Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes

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

Dolly Parton
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.Pin
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
Everybody has a purpose.Pin
Everybody has a purpose.

“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. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.”

Dolly Parton
Sometimes if you jump into something too quickly, you can screw up something that might have been good two years down the road.Pin
Sometimes if you jump into something too quickly, you can screw up something that might have been good two years down the road.
I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it's like a battery you've got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.Pin
I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you, and I think it’s like a battery: you’ve got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.
So I say a silent prayer for creatures great and small. Peace on Earth, good will to men is the greatest gift of all.Pin
So I say a silent prayer for creatures great and small. Peace on Earth, good will to men is the greatest gift of all.
When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.Pin
When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.

8 Dolly Parton Quotes About Love

“If people want to pass judgment, they’re already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody.”

Dolly Parton
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.Pin
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.
He's always loved who I was, and I loved who he was, and we never tried to change each other.Pin
He’s always loved who I was, and I loved who he was, and we never tried to change each other.
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.Pin
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.
I love everybody. My heart’s open to everybody.Pin
I love everybody. My heart’s open to everybody.
I always wanted to be loved.Pin
I always wanted to be loved.
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.Pin
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.
Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.Pin
Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.

4 Dolly Parton Quotes About Beauty

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.Pin
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.
People say how you stay looking so young I say, well, good lighting, good doctors, and good makeup.Pin
People say how you stay looking so young? I say, well, good lighting, good doctors, and good makeup.
I have pretty good skin considering my age, and I think a lot of it is mineral oil and bacon grease.Pin
I have pretty good skin considering my age, and I think a lot of it is mineral oil and bacon grease.
People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.Pin
People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.

3 Dolly Parton Quotes About Marriage

Yes, I support gay marriage. They have every right to be as miserable as straight people.Pin
Yes, I support gay marriage. They have every right to be as miserable as straight people.
The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.Pin
The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.
You make your choices, you make your sacrifices and I never looked back.Pin
You make your choices, you make your sacrifices and I never looked back.

3 Dolly Parton Quotes About Being Yourself

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.Pin
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
I think everybody has the right to be who they are.Pin
I think everybody has the right to be who they are.
I look totally artificial, but I am totally real, as a writer, as a professional, as a human being.Pin
I look totally artificial, but I am totally real, as a writer, as a professional, as a human being.

6 Dolly Parton Quotes That Inspires Women Empowerment

There’s a lot of talented women out there and we should all get a chance to do what we do.Pin
There’s a lot of talented women out there and we should all get a chance to do what we do.
I’m a woman and proud of it. I really feel like I have plenty to offer and I think we all should be able to express ourselves however we do.Pin
I’m a woman and proud of it. I really feel like I have plenty to offer and I think we all should be able to express ourselves however we do.
I live [feminism]. I work it. And I think there’s power in it for me.Pin
I live [feminism]. I work it. And I think there’s power in it for me.
I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as silly as I look. By the time they realise I’m not, I’ve got the money and gone.Pin
I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as silly as I look. By the time they realise I’m not, I’ve got the money and gone.
I am a self-made woman, and I have the doctor bills to prove it.Pin
I am a self-made woman, and I have the doctor bills to prove it.
I've used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool but that's just natural.Pin
I’ve used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool but that’s just natural.

2 Dolly Parton Quotes About Diet

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.Pin
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.
Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.Pin
Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.

4 Dolly Parton Quotes on Old Age

“When I’m older, I’ll be like all those old haggard ladies that write their life stories about all the men they slept with and all, not that they shouldn’t. But they’re right to wait so long, ’cause if you start too soon tellin’ about who all you slept with, you’re gonna run into a lot of guys that don’t want to take a chance on makin’ your next book.”

Dolly Parton
I just don’t have time to get old!Pin
I just don’t have time to get old!
Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were - if we ever were any good.Pin
Stop this attitude that older people ain’t any good anymore! We’re as good as we ever were – if we ever were any good.
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.Pin
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.

6 Dolly Parton Quotes About Music

“Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out.”

Dolly Parton
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.Pin
If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.
My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved.Pin
My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved.

“I think country music is popular – has been popular and will always be popular because I think a lot of real people singing about a lot of real stuff about real people. And it’s simple enough for people to understand it. And we kind of roll with the punches.”

Dolly Parton
Life is a song to me.Pin
Life is a song to me.
I had a gift of rhyme and a big imagination and that’s just how I started.Pin
I had a gift of rhyme and a big imagination and that’s just how I started.

2 Dolly Parton Quotes on Smiling

Smile, it increases your face value.Pin
Smile, it increases your face value.
If you see someone without a smile give them yours.Pin
If you see someone without a smile give them yours.

2 Dolly Parton Quotes About Being a Star

Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are. To me, that's what being a star means.Pin
Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are. To me, that’s what being a star means.
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.Pin
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.

8 Funny Dolly Parton Quotes

“When I talk to a man, I can always tell what he’s thinking by where he’s looking. If he’s looking at my eyes, he’s looking for intelligence. If he’s looking at my mouth, he’s looking for wisdom. If he’s looking anywhere else except my chest, he’s looking for another man.”

Dolly Parton
If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.Pin
If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.Pin
I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.
People say I look so happy; and I say, 'That’s the Botox.'Pin
People say I look so happy; and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.Pin
I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.Pin
My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
When I was with Andy Warhol, I thought, ‘God, his wig looks cheaper than mine!’Pin
When I was with Andy Warhol, I thought, ‘God, his wig looks cheaper than mine!’
If I hadn't been a woman, I'd be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I'd be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I'd be like Ru Paul.Pin
If I hadn’t been a woman, I’d be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I’d be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I’d be like Ru Paul.

11 Dolly Parton Quotes That Will Make You Think

“I say, ‘Yeah, Taylor Swift.’ I think she is a smart, beautiful girl. I think she’s making all the right moves. She’s got a good head on her shoulders. She’s surrounded with wonderful people. Her songs are great. She keeps herself anchored. She knows who she is, and she’s living and standing by that.”

Dolly Parton
When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.Pin
When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.
I don't kiss nobody's butt.Pin
I don’t kiss nobody’s butt.
My husband calls me ‘catfish.’ He says I’m all mouth and no brains.Pin
My husband calls me ‘catfish.’ He says I’m all mouth and no brains.
They got me busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.Pin
They got me busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.
I have little feet because nothing grows in the shade.Pin
I have little feet because nothing grows in the shade.
I've always been fascinated by everything with wings.Pin
I’ve always been fascinated by everything with wings.
There's nothing like white trash at the White House.Pin
There’s nothing like white trash at the White House.
Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.Pin
Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.
I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.Pin
I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.
I have often joked that we had two rooms and a path, and running water, if you were willing to run to get it.Pin
I have often joked that we had two rooms and a path, and running water, if you were willing to run to get it.
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