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Dorothy Fields Quotes and Sayings

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is the reason you were born.
- Dorothy Fields

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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.

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

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 eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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


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