"William Claude Dukenfield", better known as "W. C. Fields", was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields's comic persona was a Misanthropy/misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.
His career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He gradually incorporated comedy into his act, and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. He became a star in the Broadway musical comedy Poppy (1923 musical)/Poppy (1923), in which he played a colorful small-time confidence trick/con man. His subsequent stage and film roles were often similar scoundrels, or else henpecked everyman characters.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous comedians! More W. C. Fields on Wikipedia.