45 Motivational Dolly Parton Quotes On Life, Love

Dolly Rebecca Parton 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. These Dolly Parton Quotes will motivate you.

Best Dolly Parton Quotes

  1. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton
  2. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” ~ Dolly Parton
  3. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” ~ Dolly Parton
  4. “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
  5. “A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.” ~ Dolly Parton
  6. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” ~ Dolly Parton

  7. “I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give’em yours!” ~ Dolly Parton
  8. “If you’re feeling low, don’t despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning.” ~ Dolly Parton
  9. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” ~ Dolly Parton Quotes
  10. “I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.” ~ Dolly Parton
  11. “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.” ~ Dolly Parton
  12. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” ~ Dolly Parton

  13. “I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!” ~ 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. “I count my blessings far more than I count my money.” ~ Dolly Parton
  16. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” ~ Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton quotes on life
  17. “A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.” ~ Dolly Parton
  18. “A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey.” ~ Dolly Parton
  19. “When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.” ~ Dolly Parton

  20. “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.” ~ Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton quotes on love
  21. “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
  22. “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.” ~ Dolly Parton
  23. “I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.” ~ Dolly Parton
  24. “Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face.” ~ Dolly Parton
  25. “You can’t really make people be any different than what they are.” ~ Dolly Parton
  26. “Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'” ~ Dolly Parton
  27. “God and I have a great relationship but we both see other people.” ~ Dolly Parton
  28. “I’m no angel if that’s what you thought you found. I was just the victim of a man that let me down.” ~ Dolly Parton Quotes
  29. “Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” ~ Dolly Parton

  30. “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
  31. “God made me the way that I am and it’s my business to be true to that.” ~ Dolly Parton
  32. “The worst thing about poverty is not the actual living of it, but the shame of it.” ~ Dolly Parton
  33. “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
  34. “I’m the kind of person who would rather rock in my rocking chair when I’m old and regret a few things that I did than to sit there and regret that I never tried.” ~ Dolly Parton
  35. “Don’t judge me by the cover, ’cause I’m a real good book.” ~ Dolly Parton

  36. “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.” ~ Dolly Parton
  37. “If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.” ~ Dolly Parton
  38. “You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.” ~ Dolly Parton
  39. “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.” ~ Dolly Parton
  40. “I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” ~ Dolly Parton
  41. “Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you.” ~ Dolly Parton

  42. “I think everyone should be with who they love. I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals. Ha ha ha!” ~ Dolly Parton
  43. “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
  44. “There’s nothing like white trash at the White House.” ~ Dolly Parton
  45. “I bought all those [fitness] videos — Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda. I love to sit and eat cookies and watch ’em.” ~ Dolly Parton

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