Motivational Dolly Parton Quotes and Sayings

Motivational Dolly Parton Quotes and Sayings

Dolly Parton Quotes:- Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly.

Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes

I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs.
Dolly Parton

Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them.
Dolly Parton

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

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

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
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I modeled my looks on the town tramp.
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 talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. They’s fightin’ words.
Dolly Parton

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

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

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
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When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.
Dolly Parton

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

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

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

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

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

I’m not a politician. And I don’t want to be.
Dolly Parton

I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn’t even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then.
Dolly Parton

I think every entertainer’s had nights when things go wrong. I mean you can’t remember everything all the time, and especially if you’re having hard times personally, things going on that you – you know, and then people make it worse. And that makes you feel worse.
Dolly Parton

I’ve copyrighted 3,000 songs.
Dolly Parton

I’ve enjoyed all the parts of my career.
Dolly Parton

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

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

A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.
Dolly Parton

I love to flirt, and I’ve never met a man I didn’t like.
Dolly Parton

I think I became more productive through not having children. I never really had the desire to have them. My husband didn’t want them either, so it worked out well.
Dolly Parton

My songs are like my children – I expect them to support me when I’m old.
Dolly Parton

I think I’ve got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn’t read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with.
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I’ve tried different things through the years to get some play on mainstream. I’ll try to tailor-make it.
Dolly Parton

I’m gonna be making records anyway, even if I had to sell ’em out of the trunk of my car. I’m that kind of musician and singer.
Dolly Parton

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

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.
Dolly Parton

I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.
Dolly Parton

Children have always responded to me because I have that cartoon-character look.
Dolly Parton

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

I’ve never had a divorce, but I’ve seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can’t write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I’m able to kind of express it, or their joy.
Dolly Parton

I’ve been around longer than most of my fans have been alive.
Dolly Parton

People get a kick out of my stupidity.
Dolly Parton

I have a tendency to be awfully big-hearted and it’s very hard for me to say no, even when I need to.
Dolly Parton

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.
Dolly Parton

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 gone.
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I’m almost like three people. There’s me the, Dolly, the person. There’s me, the star. And then there’s me, the manager.
Dolly Parton

I’m a workin’ girl.
Dolly Parton

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.
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My husband and I had to raise five of my younger brothers and sisters. They lived with us. We sent them to school.
Dolly Parton

I love story songs because I’ve always loved books.
Dolly Parton

I was born with a happy heart, and I try to keep a good attitude. It’s not true that I’m happy all the time because nobody is, and we all go through our things.
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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

I’ve never been pregnant, so I just feel God didn’t mean for me to have kids so that everybody else’s children could be mine.
Dolly Parton

I grew up around lots of men – my father, my brothers, my uncles – so I wasn’t intimidated by them.
Dolly Parton

I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I’m such a short little thing, I can’t reach my kitchen cabinets.
Dolly Parton

I’ve never been a feminist.
Dolly Parton

My mother was always fascinated with the fact that I could rhyme so much stuff.
Dolly Parton

God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.
Dolly Parton

Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Dolly Parton

After momma gave birth to 12 of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her.
Dolly Parton

Famous Dolly Parton Quotes

I think there is a little magic in the fact that I’m so totally real but look so artificial at the same time.
Dolly Parton

I just don’t feel like I have to explain myself.
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I usually get up at 3 A.M. I don’t require a lot of sleep, and if I get tired, I’ll take a powernap during the day.
Dolly Parton

My husband says I look like a Q-tip.
Dolly Parton

I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.
Dolly Parton

I just don’t have time to get old!
Dolly Parton

I always think of myself as a working girl.
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Money ain’t everything.
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We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days.
Dolly Parton

I have suffered most of the things I write about – or my friends have.
Dolly Parton

I can write a song in about an hour if it’s a simple country song.
Dolly Parton

I don’t have maids or servants, and my husband and I love waking up early and going to the 24-hour supermarket when there is nobody else there.
Dolly Parton

Top Dolly Parton Quotes and Sayings

I didn’t know any gay people in my childhood.
Dolly Parton

I do have a lot of gays in my family now, but some will never come out.
Dolly Parton

I think everyone should be with who they love.
Dolly Parton

I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I’m loving to do. And if that doesn’t happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I’ll have my high heels on.
Dolly Parton

I’m an energy vampire. I just suck off everybody’s energy. But I give it back.
Dolly Parton

Nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I’ve got. Somebody’s got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain’t got this, somebody ain’t got that. Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate.
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I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.
Dolly Parton