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The man in our society is the breadwinner;
by Dorothy Fields

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

Related topics: Mom

I don't care how good a song is - if it holds back the storyline,
stalls the plot, your audience will reject it.
- Dorothy Fields

We've accumulated a lot of things over the years and
many things from our grandmother.
Hopefully it'll be all right.
I really don't want to cry, but I can't help it.
- Dorothy Fields

No thesaurus can give you those words,
no rhyming dictionary.
They must happen out of you.
- Dorothy Fields

 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long.
Could she have brought it to a music publisher?
- Dorothy Fields

In a show or a movie, one must work with many people.
Many women just don't have the time for it.
- Dorothy Fields

A song just doesn't come on.
I've always had to tease it out, squeeze it out.
- Dorothy Fields

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A song must move the story ahead.
A song must take the place of dialogue.
If a song halts the show, pushes it back,
stalls it, the audience won't buy it;
they'll be unhappy.
- Dorothy Fields

Write what you feel.
Write because of that need for expression.
- Dorothy Fields

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song.
If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show.
Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show.
- Dorothy Fields

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason
that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers;
not enough women have the time for careers.
- Dorothy Fields

A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested;
should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself.
- Dorothy Fields

Love is the reason you were born.
- Dorothy Fields

If you don't have a story that will hold the audience,
you won't have a successful show.
- Dorothy Fields

A rhyme doesn't make a song.
- Dorothy Fields

Keep it in tune with the times, but don't write with
the specific purpose of trying to create a hit.
If you're doing it strictly to make money,
you're crazy.
There are easier ways to make money.
- Dorothy Fields

My father assigned me to keep his scrapbooks.
At first I was interested in reading only his rave notices,
but I got interested in reading what the critics were
saying about whether the play was good or not.
- Dorothy Fields

I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how
you needed to have a sensible story,
a plot that developed, with a beginning,
a middle, and an end that would tie everything together.
- Dorothy Fields

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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