40 Quotes Straight From Dolly Parton’s Endless Bosom Wisdom

Pearls of wisdom from the only person in world history who’s both a country music star and a gay icon.
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1.

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


2.

It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.


3.

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


4.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.


5.

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.


6.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.


7.

My weaknesses have always been food and men—in that order.


8.

I was the first woman to burn my bra—it took the fire department four days to put it out.


9.

The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.


10.

Funny thing is that the poorer people are, the more generous they seem to be.


11.

I can't do nothing just a little.


12.

I am not gay, but if I were, I would be the first one running out of the closet.


13.

I'm no natural beauty. If I'm gonna have any looks at all, I'm gonna have to create them.


14.

It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.


15.

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


16.

God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.


17.

I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.


18.

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


19.

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.


20.

Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.


21.

A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares…if you don't really work them.


22.

I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give 'em yours!


23.

You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.


24.

When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.


25.

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.


26.

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.


27.

I look just like the girls next door…if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.


28.

I've always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin' my thing, my own way. And it's been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.


29.

I have a big gay and lesbian following and they've been very loyal and kind to me.


30.

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.


31.

I love to flirt, and I've never met a man I didn't like.


32.

I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.


33.

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


34.

I just don't have time to get old!


35.

We're all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can.


36.

They say somebody's 'street smart.' I feel like, if I got intelligence, it's just a country smart.


37.

I think there is a little magic in the fact that I'm so totally real but look so artificial at the same time.


38.

I've used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool…but that's just natural.


39.

I am a tender-hearted person, and I feel everything to the ninth degree.


40.

Life is a song to me.

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