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Dolly Parton Quotes

Words of Wisdom From Dolly Parton on Her 65th Birthday

It's pretty hard not to love Dolly. She dresses like a tramp and makes no apologies for it, acknowledging it's made her millions. From poverty to country music queen to beauty icon, she's beloved not just for her music, but also for being brassy, sassy, and self-deprecatingly honest. Who better to take advice from?

  • On being a woman: "It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen."
  • On beauty: "You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!"
  • On bad press: "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."

Read the rest below.

  • On self-image: "I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else."
  • On how to do with your life: "Find out who you are and do it on purpose."
  • On success: "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

What's your favorite?

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amber512 amber512 5 years
I love her. I also love Smokey Mountain Christmas. I had no idea she was that old! I thought she was younger than my mom...sorry mom ;)
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I love Dolly! Growing up, every Christmas my parents would make us watch the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Christmas Special, and we used to make fun of it all the time. This year though I downloaded the album and played it while my mom and I were prepping for dinner, and we were singing along and it was great! I also remember taking bubble baths as a kid and singing "islands in the stream, that is what they are. bubble in between, how can they be wrong..." Good times.
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I love Dolly! Growing up, every Christmas my parents would make us watch the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Christmas Special, and we used to make fun of it all the time. This year though I downloaded the album and played it while my mom and I were prepping for dinner, and we were singing along and it was great!I also remember taking bubble baths as a kid and singing "islands in the stream, that is what they are. bubble in between, how can they be wrong..." Good times.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i absolutely adore her!!!
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i absolutely adore her!!!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Dolly Parton is probably one of my most favorite people on the planet :)
bryseana bryseana 5 years
I love Dolly. She's so funny.
bryseana bryseana 5 years
I love Dolly. She's so funny.
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