The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.— Dolly Parton
The most colorful Dolly Parton quotes you will be delighted to read
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
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.
It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
I'm on a seafood diet - I see food, I eat it.
A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey.
I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
the magic is inside you. there ain't no crystal ball
I compare myself to a good barn. You can have a good barn, and if you paint it, it looks a little better. But if you take the paint off, it's still a good barn.
No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas.
I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do - eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other... and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus!
If you want the rainbow you gotta put up the rain
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
If you're feeling low, don't despair.
The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning.
A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.
Storms make trees take deeper roots
When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.
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.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
You're not going to see your dreams come true if you don't put wings, legs, arms, hands, and feet on 'em.
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.
People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.
My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order.
You can bet there's something fishy going on.
I guess some large mouth bass left that lipstick on our shirt.
If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold, I'd have all the treasures my pockets could hold.
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.
There's a heart beneath the boobs and a brain beneath the wig.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words.
I love bald men. Just because you've lost your fuzz don't mean you ain't a peach.
Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
I never could get my hair to do what I wanted it to do, so I started wearing the wigs. It all came from a very serious place. I wanted to look a certain way.
I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.
I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!
I'm no angel if that's what you thought you found. I was just the victim of a man that let me down.
I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love.
Don't even try to tell me different.
A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.
I just love life. I love people. I love to write, that's my gift. I love to sing. I have a good attitude. I like to think I shine from the inside.
There's nothing like white trash at the White House.
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.
What people do behind closed doors is certainly not my concern unless I'm there with them.
You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
The guitar is my favorite and the one, I guess, I'm best at.
But I play enough of the different instruments to be able to write with them and to, hopefully, to make myself look impressive on stage.
To me it's a two-way street. They're good to me, and I'm good to them. It's a natural thing for me to love people, and I think people sense it. ... I am secure with the kind of person I am. I don't feel like I'm better than anyone, but I'm just as good as anyone.
I try to be good at it, whatever part I'm playing - even in my daily life or when the spotlight hits me on the stage to perform - I gotta be alive every second in this world. With or without the applause!
If people think I'm a dumb blonde, because of the way I look, then they're dumber than they think I am. If people think I'm not very deep because of my wigs and outfits, then they're not very deep.
If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.
We're all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can.
When I have sex with my husband, I fantasize I am with a petite, hot young woman.
Even now, if I am thinking about spending a lot of money on clothing or furniture, I think 'I can't spend so much money on one thing; my poor old Daddy could have raised his family five years on that!'