7 Fabulous Quotes from Dolly Parton

7 Fabulous Quotes from Dolly Parton
Carly Jacobs

There are some people who, by the grace of God, just seem to be able to spout the most profound and simply life changing statements. I’m not one of them but surprisingly Dolly Parton is. Here are some tongue-lashers from glamour girl herself, Miss Parton…

‘I modelled my looks on the town tramp.’

‘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.’

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

‘Leave something good in every day.’

‘It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.’

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

This one is my favourite –

‘Find out who you are and do it on purpose.’

Wise words from a wise woman…

Love Lady Smaggle



  1. Lady Smaggle 14 years ago

    Hailey – Ah if only we could all be as witty as Dolly

    Gervy – I didn’t even think of lyrics! I love islands in the stream!

  2. Hailey 14 years ago

    Good ones, thanks for that! 🙂 I am not one of those quotable people either.

  3. Gervy 14 years ago

    You missed this one:

    “Workin’ 9 to 5,
    What a way to make a livin’
    Barely gettin’ by
    It’s all takin’ and no givin’
    They just use your mind
    And they never give you credit
    It’s enough to drive you crazy
    If you let it”

    and this:

    “Islands in the stream
    That is what we are”

    OK, so they are Dolly’s song lyrics rather than quotes, but still – there’s some more wisdom there if you search for it…

  4. Lady Smaggle 14 years ago

    Wendy- Don’t we all? If only I could dress like her at work I would!

  5. WendyB 14 years ago

    I heart Dolly!

  6. Lady Smaggle 14 years ago

    Moxie – Oh lucky girl! I hear she is teeny tiny.

  7. moxie 14 years ago

    I had the opportunity to meet Dolly several years back. She is every bit as personable, sweet, and funny in person as she is on-stage. Love her!

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