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21 Dolly Parton Quotes That Prove She’s The Coolest 70-Year-Old In The Music Industry

The Queen of Country celebrated her 70th birthday this year! Join us in celebrating Dolly with her best quotes on life, love and style...

By Amy Lewis, 14 January 2016
21 Dolly Parton Quotes That Prove She’s The Coolest 70-Year-Old In The Music Industry

Dolly Parton may be more famous for her music and her unique sense of style than her sense of humour and wise words, but over the years she’s actually become a fantastic source of ace one-liners.

From witty quips about her own eccentric style to touching sentiments on love, life and making it through the tough times, Dolly’s got something to say about it all. Here are our favourite Dolly Parton quotes to help you see life through the singer's own, unique, viewpoint...

Dolly on life...

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

'I'm not going to limit myself just because people can't accept that I can do something else'

'Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches'

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

'I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do,  I'd tell 'em where to put it'

'You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try'

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


On love...

'My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order'

'I've had heartaches, headaches, toothaches, earaches and I've had a few pains in the ass, but I've survived to tell about it all'

'I think everyone should be with who they love'

'I try to see the good in everybody, and I don't care who people are as long as they're themselves, whatever that is'

'Of course, I Will Always Love You is the biggest song so far in my career… But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart'

On style...

'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'

'It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!'

'People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there'

'I look just like the girl next door... If you happen to live next door to an amusement park'

'If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging, I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked'

'You can't take my high heels from me, you can't have my long fingernails, you can't take all this hair from me, because it's part of this thing that I've become. I wouldn't want to give any of it up'

'Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume'

'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'

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