Dolly Parton Quotes
1. Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
2. 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.
3. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
4. Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
5. I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.
6. If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
7. It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.
8. Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
9. 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.
10. It costs a lot of money to look this cheap
11. I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb – and I’m not blonde either.
12. I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give’em yours!
13. My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
14. People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.
15. I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.
16. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
17. 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.
18. When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.
19. Smile — it increases your face value.
20. If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
21. If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words
22. If I see something saggin’, baggin’, or draggin’, I’m gone have it nipped, tucked, or sucked!
23. 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.
24. Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.
25. You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.
26. God is in everything I do and all my work glorifies Him.
27. If you see someone without a smile give them yours.
28. I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.
29. Figure out who you are. Then do it on purpose.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap, honey
33. Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.
34. 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 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.
35. It doesn’t bother me when someone calls me a ‘dumb blonde.’ I’m neither dumb or blonde.
36. They got me busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.
37. In order to get to the rainbow you must be able to deal with the rain.
38. My daddy has a chain five miles long, on each link a heart for a lover he has lost.
39. 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.
40. Be the alligator girl. Be whatever your dreams and your luck will let you be. Wear your green cornflakes with pride. Snarl at the crowds, and do your best to make them flinch. Give them a quarter’s worth of wonder.
41. 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.
42. The way I see it, you’ve gotta put up with the rain to get a rainbow.
43. A bird & a fish can fall in love, but where do they make a home?
44. People ask me, “Do you ever run out of patience? Are you ever rude to people?” Sometimes I am. I hate when it happens, but it seems like some people just try to get on your nerves. There are times when I feel like saying something like, “Why don’t you get out of my face, you ugly woman. And take those bratty kids with you!” But at times like that I usually get all flustered. I get confused and say stupid stuff like, “Kiss my ass, that’s what you are. And don’t think I can’t do it!
45. If I can hold God’s attention, I can hold the world’s..
46. The way I see it, if you want a rainbow you have to put up with the rain.
47. If you try to follow everyone else and be like everyone else, before you know it you’re gone. You’re not going to find yourself again; you’ll just be a version of what you might have hoped to have been.
48. So here I was trying to get married to a man who hadn’t really asked me, with a boss that didn’t want me to and a town that wouldn’t let me do it when I wanted. Yet I knew in my heart it was right.
49. Another thing we loved to do was to catch June bugs and tie them to a string. I’m sure it was more fun for us than the poor weighted-down June bugs, but we had a ball flying what we called our “’lectric kites.” You tried to get a real good fat June bug with a lot of lifting power. Sometimes you could just fantasize about him being able to lift you right off the ground to where you could soar up among the clouds and look down at the trees and the fields. That kind of blissful thought would sometimes come to a sudden halt when your June bug would sacrifice his leg in the name of freedom and buzz off across the pasture. In the blink of an eye you could go from being a kind of daring Smoky Mountain astronaut to being just a kid with a bug leg hanging from a piece of thread. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of those five-legged June bugs for those dreams, fleeting though they may have been.
50. If you don’t like th road your walking, start paving anotheer one
51. There’s some that constantly put monkeys on your back. It’ their monkey, but somehow you end up carrying it. Often there are people who really care, but they constantly have problems and they want to share it with you and you’re constantly trying to fix things for them. In truth, you’re worried more about their problems than you do your own. Be weary of the monkeys.
52. There’s some that constantly put monkeys on your back. It’s their monkey, but somehow you end up carrying it. Often there are people who really care, but they constantly have problems and they want to share it with you and you’re constantly trying to fix things for them. In truth, you’re worried more about their problems than you do your own. Be weary of the monkeys.
53. One day I was standing with my stage manager, Sandy Prudden, and Buddy Sheffield watching as Kermit the Frog (with the help of the late Jim Henson) sweetly sang a song. Sandy was always a big joker. He sidled up to me and said, “Isn’t it amazing the way Kermit can sing like that with somebody’s hand up his ass.” Without missing a beat, I came back with, “Shoot, that ain’t nothin’. I did that for seven years on the ‘The Porter Wagoner Show.
54. I would sit up on top of the woodpile playing and singing at the top of my lungs. Sometimes I would take a tobacco stake and stick it in the cracks between the boards on the front porch. A tin can on top of the tobacco stake turned it into a microphone, and the porch became my stage. I used to perform for anybody or anything I could get to watch. The younger kids left in my care would become the unwilling audience for my latest show. A two-year-old’s attention span is not very long. So there I would be in the middle of my act, thinking I was really something, and my audience would start crawling away. I was so desperate to perform that on more than one occasion I sang for the chickens and the pigs and ducks. They didn’t applaud much, but with the aid of a little corn, they could be counted on to hang around for a while.
55. A minute to Dolly’s like a lifetime to everybody else.
56. Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and you never get the credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet
57. The doc swore she came out screamin’ in the key of E.
58. I flapped open the lid of my cardboard guitar case and whipped out my old Martin. Mr. Killen seemed a little taken aback. I think he wasn’t sure whether I was going to play the guitar or brain him with it. He breathed a sigh of relief when I went into a song. Bill hustled his guitar out as fast as he could and joined in. I sang loud and strong with the security that comes with knowing that one way or another, it’ll be over soon.
59. Me and God have a great relationship, but we’re both seeing other people.
60. If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.