Dolly Parton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dolly parton quotes, dolly parton sayings, and dolly parton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Wildflowers don't care where they grow.     

Dolly Parton

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.     

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

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I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying.     

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Leave something good in every day.     

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

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I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.     

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I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.     

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If you don't like the road you're walking on start paving another.     

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For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.     

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My fat never made me less money.     

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

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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.     

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Got those moods a swinging, tears a slinging, nothing fits me, when it hits me, ranting, raving, misbehaving, PMS blues.     

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You always want your people to be proud of what you have accomplished.     

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We're all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can.     

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Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.     

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It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.     

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The hardest exercise for most of us fat people is that one where we push our chairback from the dinner table.     

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

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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.      

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You can't just wish to be a millionaire; you have to figure out how to earn it.     

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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.     

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Sometimes if you jump into something too quickly, you can screw up something that might have been good two years down the road.     

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A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey.     

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Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.     

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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.     

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Daddy’s moonshine still was good for nothin’ But to break mama’s heart. And to tear our home apart Make our lives a livin’ hell.     

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Once a week with a load of moonshine And the wounds that came from that won't ever heal Cause on a moonshine run one rainy night My two brothers lost their lives And oh my God how I despise My daddy's moonshine still.     

Dolly Parton