Dolly Parton Quotes

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

A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

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

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.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

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

I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give’em yours!

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

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

A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.

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

I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.

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.

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.

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.

I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!

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

I bought all those [fitness] videos — Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda. I love to sit and eat cookies and watch ’em.

Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.

Don’t judge me by the cover, ’cause I’m a real good book.

When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.

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.

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.