Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman whose witty yet wise words have always managed to keep her in the limelight. Her full name is Dolly Rebecca Parton, and she was born into a large family of fifteen. She came from an extremely poor family background where music was an important part of life for those who, like the Partons, had to make a living out of it.
Her mother herself was a singer who got Dolly Parton into music. Poverty was never such a problem for Parton, as she says; they had everything that one needs to sustain a family.
Apart from being a big name in country music, she is known for using her nails as a musical instrument. Parton is also one of the very few musicians who made it to Guinness records.
She has always been a great inspiration for people across the globe. Even if one is not much into music, her name is too big to be ignored, and chances are you will love her too.
Here are some life-inspiring best dolly Parton quotes and sayings you must go through.
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Best Dolly Parton Quotes
I’m proud of my hillbilly, white trash background. To me that keeps you humble, that keeps you good. And it doesn’t matter how hard you try to outrun it—if that’s who you are, that’s who you are. It’ll show up once in a while. I’m proud of my hillbilly, white trash background. To me that keeps you humble.– Dolly Parton
I was born with a happy heart. I’m always looking for things to be better.– Dolly Parton
Smile, it increases your face value.– Dolly Parton
I do wear high heels in the house–otherwise I can’t reach the cabinets! I don’t wear my heels in the shower or when I sleep–and I wear my little tennis shoes when I do my treadmill–but when I go out, of course I will. That’s my look and that’s how I’m always gonna be.– Dolly Parton
People feel like they’ve known me so long because I’ve been around a long time. I’m really like an aunt or a cousin or a person you’ve grown up with—like somebody in the family. So I think they feel comfortable with me. I really think that is Southern hospitality.– Dolly Parton
I’ve always tried to never step on anybody to get where I am. I’ve had to walk around a few people, jump over a few of ‘em now and then, but I think you’re a true success when you’ve seen your dreams come true and you can take pride in how you did it, and take pride in and respect and appreciate the people that helped you get there.– Dolly Parton
I ask God every day to lead me, guide me and direct me, to take the wrong people out of my life, put the right people in. As I get older, I’m even stronger in my faith.– Dolly Parton
We just gotta do our best day-to-day, be the best person we can, do the best work we can, and just keep on dreamin.– Dolly Parton
We need to believe in something bigger than ourselves, otherwise we just become egomaniacs. If you don’t have something to look forward to and lean on, it’s a hard fall when [bad] things happen.– 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
Famous Dolly Parton Quotes
I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.– Dolly Parton
I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down.– Dolly Parton
My songs are like my children–I expect them to support me when I’m old.– Dolly Parton
When I got somethin’ to say, I’ll say it.– Dolly Parton
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.– Dolly Parton
You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.– Dolly Parton
Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are.– Dolly Parton
Tell me I have to be somewhere, and I’ll be there 20 minutes early and stay there longer than anybody else. You hold up a lot of people if you’re not on time.– Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton Inspirational Quotes
I know who I am, I know what I can and can’t do. I know what I will and won’t do. I know what I’m capable of and I don’t agree to do things that I don’t think I can pull off.– Dolly Parton
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.– Dolly Parton
You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own.– Dolly Parton
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.– Dolly Parton
You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.– Dolly Parton
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
It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.– Dolly Parton
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.– Dolly Parton
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
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.– Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton Quotes About Life
I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know.– Dolly Parton
I’m not dumb–and I’m not blonde either.– Dolly Parton
I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give ’em yours.– Dolly Parton
People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.– Dolly Parton
When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.– Dolly Parton
If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.– Dolly Parton
The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball.– Dolly Parton
If you see someone without a smile give them yours.– Dolly Parton
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
I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable.– Dolly Parton
Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.– 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
Me and God have a great relationship, but we’re both seeing other people.– Dolly Parton
I say that I’m as old as yesterday, but hopefully as new as tomorrow.– Dolly Parton
I like all that frilly stuff. Like I’ve always said, it’s a good thing I was a girl, or I’d definitely have been a drag queen! Most definitely.– Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton Sayings
I’m a working girl. I don’t make people bend over backwards, and I don’t like that in people. I am definitely no diva.– Dolly Parton
Now the night I graduated from Sevier County High School, back in 1964, we were all asked to stand up and talk about what we were going to do with the rest of our lives. And everybody had a different story. And when it came my time I stood right up there. I said I’m going to Nashville and I’m going to be a star. Well the whole place laughed out loud. And I was so embarrassed, cause I thought, ‘How odd. Why is everybody laughing? ‘Cause that is what I’m going to do.’ But as bad as I felt at that moment and as embarrassed as I was, it did not shake me from my dreams. So I guess I showed them, huh?– Dolly Parton
I just depend on a lot of prayer and meditation. I believe that without God I am nobody, but that with God, I can do anything.– Dolly Parton
I really wish that y’all could have seen the look on my lawyer’s face 24 years ago when I told him I wanted to start a theme park and call it Dollywood. He thought I’d already taken the train to Crazywood.– Dolly Parton
I’m just a simple country girl.– Dolly Parton
Now people are always asking me, ‘What do you want people to say about you 100 years from now?’ I always say I want them to say ‘Dang, don’t she still look good for her age.– Dolly Parton
I never felt I belonged. Never belonged in my whole life, even as a little kid. I was just different and so I never really found my place till I moved to Nashville and got in the music business. That was my real place, so I fit in.– Dolly Parton
I never let a rhinestone go unturned!– Dolly Parton
The Bottom Line
It’s been more than fifteen years since she started her legendary career, and there still is no one who can capture America’s peculiar dreams and mythology like her.
She has this ability to do things effortlessly and make the best of the things that she has. Parton gives this sense of trust to everybody who feels that they lack the resources to move forward in life.
Her poverty never came in her way of success as she was too determined to fail, and neither did she ever complain about her past life. She indeed is fearless, bold, confident, creative, and a great epitome of success, and she always will be.