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Dream More With Dolly Parton

Updated on November 9, 2017

Dream With Dolly

Dolly's new book Dream More gives inspirational wisdom from her own experiences about taking charge of our lives and creating a future with dreams being apart of it. Her hopes for all us is to embrace our lives with this motto "Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more". Now isn't that a great resolution to start a New Year with!

Reading this book has been an uplifting inspiration to me. It made me smile. Her simple spontaneity gives hope that dreams can come true by learning to care more; that we can be more in all that we do. Dream big for we can make those dreams be apart of our life!

Celebrate The Dreamer In You - By Dolly Parton

Dream More - Celebrate The Dreamer In You

Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You
Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You

In this book Dolly shares her philosophy on life and elaborates on the four great hopes she wants us all to embrace: Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more.

I've read this book on my Kindle Fire and it's very inspirational. It's down to earth, charming and simple. Lots of great advice about our dreams becoming part of our lives and making them successful. Loved Dolly's wisdom she shared.


Bio Of Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born to the parents of Robert Lee and Avie Lee Parton on January 19, 1946 in Sevoerville Tennessee. Dolly is the fourth of twelve siblings. She grew up in a one-room cabin on Locust Ridge in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. She comes from a dirt poor family but had values of working hard and was filled with love. Her dream growing up was to be a star.

Dolly Parton has achieved her greatest dream. She is star! She is a gem to her parents, the country music world, her community where she grew up at where she has provided a lot of help, and the whole wide world. Dolly has a beautiful voice that has taken her far, a witty charming attitude, and wisdom's to live by. She has won many awards over the years. So many that she was blessed and honored to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Her dreams and believing she can do it has helped to become a star; a diamond in the rough She continues each day to help others and is always dreaming and looking forward to more dreams being fulfilled.


Dolly's Achievements

Just because she dared to dream more....

  • Married Carl Dean
  • Country and Pop Music
  • Porter Wagner Show
  • Female Vocalist for two years
  • CMA Entertainer of the Year
  • Dollywood
  • Dolly Stampede
  • Imagination Library
  • Pirates Voyage
  • Hall of Fame

These are just some of her greatest achievements in her lifetime. She has recorded many hits songs and been in movies. Her latest movie Joyful Noise is very heartwarming and inspirational. It complements her latest book "Care More" very nicely.

Try... - By Dolly Parton


Book Lady

Dolly's nickname "Book Lady" came about after the Dollywood Foundation created a program in 1995 to help early childhood literacy in Tennessee where she grew up at. It is called Dolly Parton Imagination Library. It was created to help give every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. As a little girl growing up where literacy was a problem it affected her so much that she wanted to help other children; give them an opportunity to learn to read.

Dolly remembers a fond memory of how happy her Dad was when he expressed how proud he was for this program being created "He thought it was grand that all the kids called me the Book Lady."

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

In this video Dolly tells all about how the Imagination Library came about. She also talks about how you can replicate this program in your community. Her wish for every child is to "Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More"!

Dolly Parton Quotes

  • The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
  • Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
  • Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
  • If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

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.

~ Dolly Parton ~

© 2012 Cheryl Fay Mikesell

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Absolutely share it! Thanks Brite-Ideas!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      What a terrific review for the great Dolly Parton, hope you don't mind, but I'm going to share this page on my country music fan review page - She's such an inspiration isn't she. A first class lady.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @MissMalaprop: I hadn't either until I read this one and I loved it. I love Dolly's music too! Thanks for stopping by.

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      MissMalaprop 5 years ago

      I haven't read any books by her yet, but I love her music and movies and every interview I've ever seen with her! I'm bummed I missed her in concert last year when she played nearby.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @lesliesinclair: Yes she has! Thanks for stopping by!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      She's done so much more than most people know.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Joan Haines: Your Welcome! Everyone needs inspiration and positive endeavors.Thanks for the blessing.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Wow! I want some of that Dolly Parton inspiration! Thanks for this. Blessed.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @knitstricken: Thank You! I learned a lot to by making this lens.

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      knitstricken 5 years ago

      I didn't know about Dolly's literacy efforts. This lens opened my eyes to a whole new side of Dolly Parton. What great work you're doing sharing the great work SHE is doing. Thank you!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @balancebydesign4u: Thanks! Enjoy reading about Dolly. Her book Dream More was really great to read! You'll love it!

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      Carol 5 years ago from Arkansas

      I didn't realize Dolly had written so many books! I'm gonna have to get the one with stories of her growing up years. Nice lens.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Gypzeerose: Thank You so much! Your extra tips were greatly appreciated. Happy New Year.

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      martyneville lm 5 years ago

      No one can deny Dolly's contribution to the country music scene.

      I won't say I'm her biggest fan, but I do enjoy many of her songs.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @martyneville lm: Thanks for your comment and stopping by.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @trinas39: Thanks for your very nice message. Happy New Year!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @TeacherSerenia: Thank You!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love Dolly Parton - a true hero. A wonderful singer, and a special lady. Sent out by digg, pinned and blessed.

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      trinas39 5 years ago

      I have enjoyed Dolly, her music, the love of home, and country throughout my life. She is tiny but mighty in all she does. Thanks, Dolly for keeping country alive, bringing hope, and never forgetting home.

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Very Nice Lens!!!