30 Famous Dolly Parton Quotes About Life

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Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, and businesswoman. Parton is best known 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’. She achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.

Here’s a collection of the most famous Dolly Parton quotes:


30 Famous Dolly Parton Quotes About Life

1. “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

2. “If I see something saggin’, baggin’, or draggin’, I’m gone have it nipped, tucked, or sucked!” – Dolly Parton

3. “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

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

5. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” – Dolly Parton

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

7. “I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give’em yours!” – Dolly Parton

8. “I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb – and I’m not blonde either.” – Dolly Parton

9. “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

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


11th of Dolly Parton Quotes

11. “The magic is inside you. there ain’t no crystal ball.” – Dolly Parton


12. “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

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

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

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

16. “It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” – Dolly Parton

17. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

18. “When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.” – Dolly Parton

19. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

20. “I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.” – Dolly Parton


21st of 30 Dolly Parton Quotes 

21. “If you see someone without a smile give them yours.” – Dolly Parton


22. “It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.” – Dolly Parton

23. “Sometimes my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor.” – Dolly Parton

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

25. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

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

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


28th of 30 Dolly Parton Quotes 

28. “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap” – Dolly Parton


29. “Smile, it increases your face value.” – Dolly Parton

30. “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



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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