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I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone
by Dolly Parton

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.
- Dolly Parton

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

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.
- Dolly Parton

My weaknesses have always been food and men -
in that order.
- Dolly Parton

 

I still close my eyes and go home - I can always draw from that.
- Dolly Parton

If you talk bad about country music,
it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton

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

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Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

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

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra,
but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait
to see what I'll come up with next.
- Dolly Parton

It's a good thing I was born a girl,
otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
- Dolly Parton

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

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.
- Dolly Parton

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't
accept the fact that I can do something else.
- Dolly Parton

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

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

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!
- Dolly Parton

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.
- Dolly Parton

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look
underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've
got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine,
then let them.
- Dolly Parton

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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