"It is obvious Mr Fields that you don't like children."
To which he is said to reply waggling his cigar
"Nonsense my good woman, parboiled and in a good sauce they are always delicious."
Fields supposed dislike was part of his stage persona. In real life he left part of his estate to found an orphanage. What he did not like was appearing in a scene with a child actror who he said would always steal the scene.