10 brilliant Dolly Parton quotes that defy time

Jan 22, 2022
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After turning an incredible 76 just this week, Dolly Parton continues to be a pillar of inspiration, confidence, and talent. From creating ageless country music, to valuable advice on life, love, and the nine to five workday, Dolly is truly the rhinestone that shines ‘just as good as a diamond’. We’ve put together 10 of Dolly’s most timeless and relevant quotes in celebration of the legacy she continues to lead.

1. “ A rhinestone shines just as good as a diamond.”

 

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2. “I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money, never did. It was the art, it was the job. I loved the work.”

 

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3. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

 

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4. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!”

 

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5. “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.”

 

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6. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

 

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

 

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8. “People say I look so happy – and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’”

 

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9. “I walk tall; I got a tall attitude.”

 

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10. “I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as silly as I look. By the time they realise I’m not, I’ve got the money and gone.”

 

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Dolly never fails to surprise us with her can-do attitude and thrive for life. With much to love about Dolly, we look forward to following in her wisdom for years to come.

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