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15 Inspirational Dolly Parton Quotes to Lift Your Day

Today (Jan. 19) is country legend Dolly Parton’s birthday. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a collection of Parton’s most inspirational words of wisdom.

Dolly Parton actively uses her Twitter account to share inspirational messages. If you scroll through her tweets, you’ll instantly see the positivity in her “Dollyisms”. Here are fifteen of her most inspirational tweets:

1. First and foremost, don’t judge a book by the cover.

I’ve always been misunderstood because of how I look… Don’t judge me by the cover ’cause I’m a real good book! 😉

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) November 25, 2014

2. Create a beautiful life. — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 18, 2014

3.Try, try, try.

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

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 14, 2015

5.  …as she shares her knowledge with musicians.

I was told everything I know, so why not share it with others?

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 9, 2012

6. Stick to your roots.


Always be true to yourself, what you believe, and where you came from…you’ll need those roots sooner or later. 🙂 — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) April 13, 2012

7. If you aren’t happy with something, change it.

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

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) June 20, 2014

8.We’re all God’s children.


I do not sit in the seat of judgment… I love people for who they are. We’re all God’s children! 🙂 — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 28, 2014


9. Live with purpose.


🙂 — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 12, 2014

10. Flirt.

Yeah I flirt – I’m not blind and I’m not dead!

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 25, 2012

11. Believe in others. — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 3, 2014


12. Share your smile.


🙂 — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) May 29, 2014

13. Be bold.

I just love people who are bold enough to get out there and do what they do and do it without fear! 🙂

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 26, 2013

14. Leave something good in every day.


Words to live by! — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 28, 2015

15. Last but not least, don’t talk bad about #countrymusic.

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) June 13, 2014


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