Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner’s weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind”, was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, her 1977 single “Here You Come Again” was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1981 hit “9 to 5” and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers “Islands in the Stream”, both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts.
1. THE WAY I SEE IT, IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW, YOU GOTTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN.
2. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE ROAD YOU’RE WALKING, START PAVING ANOTHER ONE.
3. WE CANNOT DIRECT THE WIND, BUT WE CAN ADJUST THE SAILS.
4. WE CANNOT DIRECT THE WIND, BUT WE CAN ADJUST THE SAILS.
5. 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.
6. STORMS MAKE TREES TAKE DEEPER ROOTS.
7. MY WEAKNESSES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FOOD AND MEN – IN THAT ORDER.
8. I LOOK JUST LIKE THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR… IF YOU HAPPEN TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK.
9. FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE. AND DO IT ON PURPOSE.
10. ADJUSTING TO THE PASSAGE OF TIME, I THINK, IS A KEY TO SUCCESS AND TO LIFE: JUST BEING ABLE TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES.
11. 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.