Throughout her decades-long career, 71-year-old Dolly Parton has spent plenty of time dishing out genius one-liners and words of wisdom—and we'd all do well to heed her excellent advice. Here, we've rounded up the Queen of Country's most sage counsel.
"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
"Dreams are of no value if they're not equipped with wings!"
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain!"
"You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try."
"I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else."
"Storms make trees take deeper roots."
"Stop this attitude that older people ain't any
good anymore! We're as good as we ever were—if we ever were any good."
"When someone shows me their true colors, I believe them."
"If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."
"Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."