Dorothy Fields Quotes

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"Grab your coat, and get your hat, Leave your worry on the doorstep Just direct your feet, To the sunny side of the street." Dorothy Fields
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"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
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"Oh yes, we're very happy." Dorothy Fields
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"A rhyme doesn't make a song." Dorothy Fields
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"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
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"A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested; should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself." Dorothy Fields
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"Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long. Could she have brought it to a music publisher?" Dorothy Fields
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"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
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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
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"I do think song writing is a man's game. It requires push, energy, movement, mixing; it is a field that is and has been dominated by men." Dorothy Fields
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"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
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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
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"In a show or a movie, one must work with many people. Many women just don't have the time for it." Dorothy Fields
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"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
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"Love is the reason you were born." Dorothy Fields
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"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
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"No thesaurus can give you those words, no rhyming dictionary. They must happen out of you." Dorothy Fields
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"The audience, going along with the story, knows when the song is stuck in, feels it, resents it and can't enjoy it, and the song fails." Dorothy Fields
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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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"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
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