Enjoy the top 100 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Dolly Parton.
The bible says, 'All things are possible.' I believe that. — Dolly Parton
I'll bring my grits when I travel, because I get so hungry on the road. — 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. — 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. — Dolly Parton
Storms make trees take deeper roots. — Dolly Parton
People are always asking me in interviews, 'What do you think of foreign affairs?' I just say, 'I've had a few.' — Dolly Parton
I always loved books. I don't remember learning to read, it was just something I always did. I was hungry for knowledge, I guess, and information; I was a curious kid. I still am. — Dolly Parton
Don't judge me by the cover, 'cause I'm a real good book. — Dolly Parton
George Jones was my all-time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. — Dolly Parton
I had to get rich so I could afford to sing like I was poor again. — Dolly Parton
It's great at this stage in my life to still be in the running, that people appreciate you. — Dolly Parton
You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished. — Dolly Parton
The way I see it, you've gotta put up with the rain to get a rainbow. — Dolly Parton
I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable. — Dolly Parton
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. — Dolly Parton
I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I've done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I've ever had come true - I am so proud of that I can't even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me. — Dolly Parton
I have a big gay and lesbian following and they've been very loyal and kind to me. — Dolly Parton
I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that. — Dolly Parton
I try not to go around looking like a hag. — Dolly Parton
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try. — Dolly Parton
People tend to fear what they do not know, and what they fear they dislike. — Dolly Parton
Leave something good in every day. — Dolly Parton
I think 9/11 affected everybody in one way or another. — Dolly Parton
There are some loony people in this world! — Dolly Parton
God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons. — Dolly Parton
I love to flirt, and I've never met a man I didn't like. — Dolly Parton
There's been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me, and I've always admired him, and of course, he lives in Nashville, too. — Dolly Parton
Goodbye- please don't cry/we both know that I'm not what you need. But I will always love you. — Dolly Parton
I may look fake but I'm real where it counts. — Dolly Parton
I've always been fascinated by everything with wings. — Dolly Parton
I know it's corny - but I love 'Jingle Bells!' — Dolly Parton
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. — Dolly Parton
If I had to give up performing, it wouldn't bother me too much. But I couldn't live without my writing. I put all my feelings, my very soul, into my writing. I tell the world in my songs things I wouldn't even tell my husband. — 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
A gypsy told me I was going to do great things. I was going to make all kinds of money. — Dolly Parton
When you're 40, you can't ride the fence anymore. You gotta make definite decisions about your life. — Dolly Parton
Oh, I can spot a phoney a mile away. — Dolly Parton
Those people who wake up and they're just beautiful, they're just born that way. Well that ain't me. I gotta work for everything I've got. — Dolly Parton
Here you come again, looking better than a body has a right to. — Dolly Parton
I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it's important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow. — Dolly Parton
Cause I am strong and I can prove it
And I got my dreams to see me through
It's just a mountain, I can move it
And with faith enough there's nothing I can't do
And I can see the light of a clear blue morning
And I can see the light of brand new day
I can see the light of a clear blue morning
And everything's gonna be all right
It's gonna be okay
[lyrics from "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"] — Dolly Parton
Johnny Cash has only passed into the greater light. He will only become more important in this industry as time goes by ... — 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
It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A. — Dolly Parton
I learned early on that I could get a lot of attention by singing and writing little songs, so it was like throwing nuts to a monkey ... I just couldn't get enough. — Dolly Parton
I am a tender-hearted person, and I feel everything to the ninth degree. — Dolly Parton
Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face. — Dolly Parton
Jump out of bed and I stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition and yawn and stretch and try to come alive. — Dolly Parton
Every seven years, I sit down and make a whole new plan. — Dolly Parton
I'd love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked. — Dolly Parton
I wear wigs all the time on shows, and every day when I'm in public, at Dollywood. People say, 'How many wigs do you have?' And I say, 'Well, at least 365 because I wear at least one a day.' — Dolly Parton
All my momma's people were very musical. My grandpa, who was the Pentecostal minister, he was a great musician. He played the fiddle, he played the piano. — Dolly Parton
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! — Dolly Parton
I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens. — Dolly Parton
I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying. — Dolly Parton
You are the song of every bird, you are the poet's every word, every artist's picture, every writer's play. — 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 done everything every fat person ever has. I've tried every diet. — Dolly Parton
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
I think everyone should be with who they love. — Dolly Parton
You can do anything you want to do as long as you keep a good attitude and keep working at it. But the second you give up, you're screwed. — Dolly Parton
To me it's a two-way street. They're good to me, and I'm good to them. It's a natural thing for me to love people, and I think people sense it ... I am secure with the kind of person I am. I don't feel like I'm better than anyone, but I'm just as good as anyone. — Dolly Parton
I still have my first paycheck. It was just, I think, a dollar or two that I got when I started as a songwriter with BMI, and I had some songs there that I had through the company, and in the mail I got this big old check for, like, a dollar and a half or something. Somebody had recorded one of my songs. — Dolly Parton
My first job was singing on the Cas Walker radio show in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was about 10 years old, and I thought it was big time. — Dolly Parton
You don't see too many atheists on the deathbed. They all start cramming then. — Dolly Parton
It was never a marketing tool. People say that, but I dress this way for the same reasons I did when I first started doing it. It still comes from a serious place inside of me. I get up in the morning, and I think I just look better a certain way I do my makeup. I want to shine, I want to glitter. I'm not getting up thinking, "Oh, this'll get 'em." And I'm not doing it to make a statement. I'm just doing it to look like Dolly - the Dolly that I know and the Dolly that you know. — Dolly Parton
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 think god gave us talent because he screwed up our hair — 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 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
My husband calls me 'catfish.' He says I'm all mouth and no brains. — Dolly Parton
Daddy's working boots have taken many steps for us. — Dolly Parton
I was not a natural beauty, and I always wanted to be pretty. I just have such an outgoing personality that it's fitting that I would be overdone. — 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
If people work for me over the years, I expect them to be paid what they're owed, but I don't expect them to be paid more than they earn. — Dolly Parton
A minute to Dolly's like a lifetime to everybody else. — Dolly Parton
If I see something saggin', baggin', or draggin', I'm gone have it nipped, tucked, or sucked! — Dolly Parton
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
If people think I'm a dumb blonde, because of the way I look, then they're dumber than they think I am. If people think I'm not very deep because of my wigs and outfits, then they're not very deep. — Dolly Parton
I really learned to sing in church, I think, really with emotion. — 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
Writing's just as natural to me as getting up and cooking breakfast. — Dolly Parton
I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet. — Dolly Parton
When I sit back in my rocking chair someday, I want to be able to say I've done it all. — Dolly Parton
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain! — Dolly Parton
I listen to my old records and I think, 'How did I ever get on the radio?' — Dolly Parton
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. — Dolly Parton
I can't do nothing just a little. — Dolly Parton
I'm always amazed by the people who work on stage who sing night after night, day after day, week in week out. — Dolly Parton
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on. — Dolly Parton
I hope people realise that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs. — Dolly Parton
I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence. — 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've been to those places where it's 'poor, pitiful me.' — Dolly Parton
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
It doesn't bother me when someone calls me a 'dumb blonde.' I'm neither dumb or blonde. — Dolly Parton
If we all climb together, we could climb the highest hill. — Dolly Parton
My husband said 'show me your boobs' and I had to pull up my skirt ... so it was time to get them done! — Dolly Parton
I feel blessed that I still have the little Dolly in my heart, I'm still the same girl that wants to squeeze every little drop out of life that I can. — Dolly Parton
In the country field, we're brought up in spiritual homes, we're taught to "judge not lest you be judged", and it's always been a mystery to me how people jump all over things just to criticize, condemn and judge other people when that is so un-Christian - and they claim to be good Christians! We're supposed to love one another. We're supposed to accept and love one another. Whether we do or not, that's a different story. But that's what we're supposed to do. — Dolly Parton
She went on to become one of the most successful country music stars of all time, but rather than turning her back on her humble past, Parton has focused much of her philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts on an economically depressed region.What is Dolly Parton famous for? ›
Dolly Parton, in full Dolly Rebecca Parton, (born January 19, 1946, Locust Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.), American country music singer, guitarist, and actress best known for pioneering the interface between country and pop music styles. Parton was born into a poor farming family, the fourth of 12 children.When did Dolly Parton say if you want the rainbow? ›
Dolly tweeted on April 4, 2013: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!”What is the most famous line ever? ›
- “ May the Force be with you.” - Star Wars, 1977.
- “ There's no place like home.” - The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
- “ I'm the king of the world!” - ...
- “ Carpe diem. ...
- “ Elementary, my dear Watson.” - ...
- “ It's alive! ...
- “ My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. ...
- “ I'll be back.” -
“You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.” “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.” “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”Why did Dolly Parton turn down a statue? ›
Dolly Parton has graciously turned down a proposal to erect a statue in her honor in Nashville — saying it wasn't appropriate “given all that is going on in the world.”Why does Dolly Parton wear a glove on her left hand? ›
However, I can relay third-hand information that she was asked about the gloves by fans while filming scenes for her upcoming movie Joyful Noise and told them that last year she had had corrective hand surgery (medical, not cosmetic) and it left a scar that she's covering.Why does Dolly Parton hide her arms? ›
So basically, Dolly got tattoos to cover up scars and now she wears long sleeves all the time to cover up both the scars and tattoos.Why does Dolly Parton keep her hands covered up? ›
It seems the accomplished country singer first started to wear gloves in 2010. Dollymania fan page's Duane Gordon, citing third-hand information, said she'd had corrective hand surgery – medical, not cosmetic. And that the gloves were not covering Parton's tattoos but her surgical scars.What is The Rainbow motto? ›
“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.”
ROYGBIV is an acronym for the sequence of hues commonly described as making up a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. There are several mnemonics that can be used for remembering this color sequence, such as the name "Roy G. Biv" or sentences such as "Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain".What is a quote about The Rainbow? ›
"Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms." “Oftentimes, the brightest rainbows follow the darkest rainstorms.” "Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold." "Create your own rainbows every day."What is the strongest quote in the world? ›
- “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. ...
- “Everybody is a genius. ...
- “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw.
- " The purpose of our lives is to be happy." — Dalai Lama.
- " Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." — John Lennon.
- " Get busy living or get busy dying." — Stephen King.
- " You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." — Mae West.
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- " ...
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don't celebrate those, they can pass you by.What is a strong woman quote? ›
“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” “I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all.” "You must love and care for yourself because that's when the best comes out.”What are some 3 word quotes? ›
- “I'll be there.”
- “I love you.”
- “Maybe you're right.”
- “I trust you.”
- “Go for it.”
- “Got your back.”
- “How are you?”
- “I want you.”
“My very favorite song from a personal level is “The Coat of Many Colors,” Parton said. “It's kind of a signature song of mine. It's more than just about a little coat. It's about acceptance and it's about tolerance.What is a good quote for strength? ›
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice."What are some good senior quotes? ›
- Your future is only as good as the work you put into it.
- Futures don't make themselves, you have to create them.
- Don't live someone else's dream, find your own.
- Nothing in life is impossible as long as you take that first step.
- Don't assume the answer is no before you ask the question.
In a 2014 chat with Interview Magazine, Dolly Parton was asked to name her favorite color. Without hesitation, Parton stated “I have two—white and yellow. White makes me feel light and airy. Yellow makes me happy.”How many hours of sleep does Dolly Parton have? ›
As it turns out, she does not sleep all that often, getting just three to five hours per night. Apparently, she's fine with this amount of sleep and can function perfectly. “I'm a very, very, very early riser,” Parton noted in the interview. “I go to bed pretty early, but I'm up and down.Is Miley Cyrus related Dolly Parton? ›
Dolly and her husband Carl Dean don't have any children of their own. However, Dolly has often said she feels like Miley is one of hers. But no, they're not actually related. She is actually Miley Cyrus's godmother, but that's not a legal thing.What did Miley Cyrus say about Dolly Parton? ›
During the celebration, Cyrus was asked by Entertainment Tonight about how Parton became her godmother. "Well, we started doing 'Hannah Montana' and she was playing my aunt," Cyrus replied. "And she doesn't really let me call her godmother. She likes fairy godmother much better."Has Dolly Parton meet the Queen? ›
She would meet both Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, backstage in a moment she'd never forget. "That was a great moment, I thought," Dolly recalled in an interview from 2022.Why did Dolly Parton refuse the Medal of Honor? ›
Dolly Parton Twice Declined Presidential Medal Of Freedom The singer says she was offered the honor by the Trump administration but was unable to accept, first because her husband was ill and then because the pandemic made traveling to the ceremony unsafe.Why does Dolly wear heels? ›
Dolly Parton recently spoke with RuPaul for the digital December cover of Marie Claire. During their interview, Parton said she almost always wears heels around the house to help her feel like herself and reach her cabinets.What is the Dolly Parton diet? ›
You may have heard of something called the Dolly Parton Diet — which consists of eating cabbage soup (yes, cabbage soup!) as your main meals along with fruit and vegetables. It's also known as the TWA Stewardess Diet and, well, the Cabbage Soup Diet.Is Dolly Parton covered in tattoos? ›
The 76-year-old revealed to PEOPLE, "I do have some tattoos, that's true. But they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl." Dolly admitted she's gotten ink to help cover up her scars from procedures and previous surgeries.Why Does Dolly Parton sleep in her makeup? ›
Dolly Parton's makeup routine
The 75-year-old singer said that she also sleeps with her makeup on because what if there is an earthquake or a tornado and she has 'to go out in the middle of the night'. Dolly Parton also went on to add that she does touch-ups to her makeup throughout the day.
In 2016, the country star told Larry King more about the keloid scarring that never fully fades on her fair skin. Keloids are raised scars that often result from surgery or injury.Is Dolly Parton left handed? ›
No. Dolly Parton is right-handed.Does Dolly Parton have tattoos on her arms? ›
Dolly Parton's on-stage costumes might not be hiding tattoo sleeves, but that doesn't mean she's completely ink-free. In an interview with W Magazine, the country icon, 75, opened up about her “little tattoos,” of which she has “more than one.”What did Dolly Parton's husband do? › How many children did Dolly Parton have? ›
They do not have children, but Parton has been involved in the lives of millions of kids through her Imagination Library, which has given more than 100 million books to children from birth until they enter kindergarten.What are 10 positive quotes? ›
- "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." ...
- "Nothing is impossible. ...
- "There is nothing impossible to they who will try." ...
- "The bad news is time flies. ...
- "Life has got all those twists and turns. ...
- "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you."
- After you, hell should be easy.
- Be a badass with a good ass.
- Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.
- Better to be strong than to be good-looking and useless.
- Darling, you're so fake.
- Dress like you've made something of yourself, even if you haven't.
Be so good they can't ignore you. – Steve Martin. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. – James Dean.What is the most powerful quote? ›
- “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. ...
- “Everybody is a genius. ...
- “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw.
- “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — ...
- “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — ...
- “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — ...
- “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —
- Savage, not Average.
- Not your speed so catch up or get left behind.
- No pen or paper, but I still draw attention.
- They told me I couldn't, that's why I did.
- Walk it like I talk it.
- Silent but deadly.
- You can't compete, you don't compare.
- This ain't a race but I still take first place.
- "No one else is willing to do that, so that's what I will do." ...
- "I will answer the question that wasn't asked." ...
- "Hey, that wasn't so bad after all." ...
- "I can't do everything today, but I will take one small step." ...
- "I should just be quiet."
- “If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.” ~ Danielle LaPorte.
- “You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. ...
- “My head spins. ...
- “I have an attitude. ...
- “I like that New York sensibility where you can be edgy, but still super-glamorous.” ~ Leven Rambin.
writes instead: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” from the code of Hammurabi, 1780 BC.What are some grandma sayings? ›
"Grandmother: A wonderful mother with lots of practice." "Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special." "If nothing is going well, call your grandmother." "When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window."