Dolly Parton was one of 12 children raised in a one-room cabin. She has one of the most impressive legacies in show business: eight Grammys, more than 100 million records sold, and an empire worth an estimated $500 million that includes films, books, a production company, and the Dollywood theme park.
Dolly’s Imagination Library has given Away 186 Million Free Books to kids, donating a million a month, boosting literacy worldwide.
She spent years carefully developing her brand, from her image to her long-term financial success, when that was not the place for women in country music or in the world. Dolly took on the male-dominated industry of country music and is still winning.
Here are some Dolly quotes for you:
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.”
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
“I know how to stand my ground. I know how to speak up. I know how to stand sturdy. But that doesn’t mean I’ve hardened my heart.”
“Life is a song to me.”
“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.”
“You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.”
“I’m not offended by all of the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I also know that I’m not blonde.”
Be Your Own JoyMaster. xoxoxox Lisa