Dolly Parton quotes

  • Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Song #Love You #Grateful

  • I often get myself in love trouble because I'm so passionate; I love so much and so deep.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Passionate #Trouble

  • The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Positive

  • I don't keep up with a lot of trends. I've never been a fashion horse. I'm so busy writing my songs, trying to maintain my business, and all the new things that come along. I stay working all the time.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Fashion #Song #Horse

  • I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Uplifting #People #Entrepreneur

  • I don't listen to music for fun. I ain't got enough time for fun! I'm always busy writing my own music. I don't try to compete or see what other people are doing.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Fun #Writing #People

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

    #Country #Momma #My Momma

  • People just relate to me. They know I'm a regular person brought up in a hardworking, poor family, that I've had all the struggles that people have. I'm just a friendly person. And I hopefully have a good sense of humor. People get a kick out of my stupidity.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Struggle #People #Stupidity

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

    #Badass #Women #Brave

  • I never have changed in my taste, and the things that I love, and the way that I act, and all that. I never wanted to change, I just wanted to be successful, and be able to do more things for more people, and for myself as well.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Successful #People #Able

  • Storms make trees take deeper roots.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Life #Strength #Depression

  • We're not all perfect. People always say to me: "Oh you seem happy all the time." But I'm not happy all the time. I'm a human being. I'm very sensitive. I hurt like anybody else. But I do try my best to have a good attitude and I set about tryin' to take care of myself knowing I'm not going to be exactly right, so I just try to see what I can do to improve every single day.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Hurt #Attitude #Knowing

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

    #Love #Food #Men

  • A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Heart #Gold #Wonderful

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

    #Giving #Ems

  • I don't know that I'm beautiful or glamorous. I'm a pretty artificial looking person. I sure am flattered when people think I'm beautiful, but I think I'm leaning towards more cartoonish than beautiful. But I'm comfortable with who I am. And since I wasn't born as a natural beauty, I just make the most of what I've got.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Who I Am

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

    #Busy #Forget

  • We can't all be stars; we can't all be leaders. We are all God's creatures, living life, and we have that God light in us and we're supposed to let it shine. And not everybody wants to be like me and stick their neck out to get up on stage and perform. There are those like me, but there are also those that are of a shyer nature. And they're smarter than most of us that are out there showing our asses.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Stars #Live Life #Light

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

    #Girl #Fashion #Queens

  • I always had a very open mind and a very open heart. I always look for the good in everybody and the God in everybody. I play to that. And I just love people. I love the difference in people. I love getting to know people. I appreciate getting accepted myself, because I know I'm unusual. And I love the unusual in other people.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Heart #Play #Differences

  • I've struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. 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. I don't think we should be judgmental. Lord, I've got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Thinking #Years #People

  • Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever's goin' on. A well-written song is a song that stays true to the subject.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Song #Sometimes #Stay True

  • I may look fake but I'm real where it counts.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Country #Real #Fake

  • 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

    #Growing Up #Boys #Hair

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

    #Fire #Complaining #Four

  • When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Believe #Color #True Colors

  • I like to think I've been a good example and an inspiration to some people. And some people say that about me, but I'm just going about my work and doing what I do best. I'm a very professional 'Me.'
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Inspiration #Thinking #People

  • God is in everything I do and all my work glorifies Him.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Glorify

  • If there's something you know and there's something you feel, but you can't quite express it, you will hear it somewhere. And you don't have to worry, because someone will get it sung out.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Worry #Feels

  • 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.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Attitude #People #Older People

  • People will use you as long as you let them.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Long #People #Use

  • I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Depressing #School #Kids

  • I never have thought I was beautiful and I never can get beautiful enough. I'm always doing whatever I can to look as good as I can, nipping and tucking if necessary. When you're older, you probably look more bizarre to people. But I don't care. I'm just totally convinced that it's more important that I be happy with me.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Beautiful #People #Important

  • Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Greatness #Individuality #Excellence

  • I write what I write, say what I say, 'cause I feel what I feel, and if I did it different, it would make me a liar! So I'd rather be an honest person than a good liar.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Liars #Writing #Different

  • Adjusting to the passage of time is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Keys #Adjusting #Able

  • My mistakes are no worse than yours.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Mistake #My Mistakes

  • Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It's a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Running #Wind #House

  • I don't think of myself as a feminist, but if someone calls me a feminist icon, that's fine. I've always stood up for women and myself in general. I have a great love and respect, because I have had beautiful sisters, aunts and my grandmas, but I love men. I totally understand the nature of men.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Beautiful #Grandma #Aunt

  • Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Sound #Mouths #Littles

  • I sing as an actress. Whatever I'm singing about, I just become the story.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Singing #Stories #Actresses

  • 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

    #Funny #Enough #Cranky

  • I never know tomorrow what I might be doing. I just ask God to lead me and show me and direct me and help me and support me in it. So I just wait to hear the call.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Support #Waiting #Might

  • I hope people realise that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Heart #Hair #People

  • 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

    #Dream #Blessing #Awards

  • There's a heart beneath the ***** and a brain beneath the wig.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Heart #Brain #Intelligence

  • I write anywhere. I'm always banging around on the dashboard. Whatever I'm doing. I can make music out of anything. Whenever a song hits me, I'll pick some sort of melody or rhythm out on it, and kind of enhance the song.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Song #Writing #Dashboards

  • I think that all creative people are a little bit nuts...
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Thinking #Nuts #People

  • Music lives in me. Life is a song to me. I have the gift of rhyme, and I'm always trying to write and rhyme. Music is just natural everyday occurrence with me.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Song #Writing #Everyday

  • You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Fashion #Funny Valentines Day #Funny Relationship

  • You're not going to see your dreams come true if you don't put wings, legs, arms, hands, and feet on 'em.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Dream #Hands #Wings

  • It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Fashion #Complaining #Looks

  • If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Sagging

  • Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. We will always remember her fondly.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Country #Queens #Inspiration

  • I look at myself like a show dog. I've got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Dog #Looks #Shapes

  • I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Girl #Doors #Parks

  • The only way I'd be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Husband #Home #Makeup

  • 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

    #Funny #Inspiring #Girly

  • I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Lows #Fashionable

  • the magic is inside you. there ain't no crystal ball
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Inspirational #Women #Magic

  • Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Life #Happiness #Being Yourself

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

    #Hair #Long #People

  • If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Morning #Night #Feelings

  • I remain 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

    #Kids #Simple #Inspire

  • I think everyone should be with who they love. I don't want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals. Ha ha ha!
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Couple #Pride #Gay

  • When I meet someone, I look at their eyes and their smile and seek out the good first - it's easy to find when you're looking for it. You let a person shine with their own light and try to connect it to yours. As soon as I say hello, I go right to that light and I don't care who you are! I know we're all pieces of the same thing - I go for that common light because I know it's in all of us.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Eye #Light #Shining

  • I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Inspirational #Eye #Home

  • My ***** are fake, my hair's fake but what is real is my voice and my heart.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Real #Heart #Voice

  • If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Inspirational #Funny #Inspiring

  • My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Aunt #Looks #Paper

  • Smile, it enhances your face value.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Faces #Your Face #Values

  • 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

    #Funny #Fitness #Book

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Leadership #Dream

  • Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Fake People #Mountain #Plastic

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