The only thing I can say about W. C. Fields ... is this: Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
Although a very common misconception is to attribute the final part of this quote to W.C. Fields himself, it was actually first said about him by Rosten during a "roast" of Fields at the Masquer's Club in Hollywood in 1939, as Rosten explains in his book, The Power of Positive Nonsense (1977).
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.Leo Rosten
Conservative: One who admires radicals a century after they're dead.Leo Rosten
What's green, hangs on a wall and whistles?Leo Rosten
Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them.Leo Rosten