Dolly Parton Quotes—Today’s Her Birthday!
Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton?
Her bigger-than-life persona crosses all walks of life and her rags-to-riches story inspires people of all ages. She started out with one idea:
“My dream was to make as many people happy as I could in this life.”
She started life out on January 19, 1946, the fourth of twelve children born to Avie and Robert Lee in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, in the Great Smokey Mountains. whether singing barefoot on the front porch or in high heels on the stage, her voice is recognized across the globe.
Dolly is one of a handful of individuals who have received at least one nomination from all four major American entertainment award organizations, including an Emmy, an Oscar, A GRAMMY, and a Tony. Not too shabby for a small town girl from East Tennessee!
In 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress gave her the distinguished Living Legend Award.
She’s famous not only for her incredible singing talent, but for her humanitarian nature as well. During the recent fires in Gatlinburg, TN, Dolly pledged $1,000 per month to individuals who lost their homes in the Tennessee blazes. She has also been a longtime supporter or charities, especially those devoted to literacy.
Long live Dolly Parton!
Words of Wisdom from Dolly Parton
Here are some of my favorite quotations from the singing star.
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
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.
God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone’s sexual preferences are or if they’re black, brown or purple.
Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I’m loving to do. And if that doesn’t happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I’ll have my high heels on.
We’re all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can.
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.
You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.
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.
Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are. To me, that’s what being a star means.
And my favorite one
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.