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- Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.
- W. C. Fields in Vanity Fair about a proposed epitaph.
- Unlike New York, I like this Philadelphia amazingly, and the people in it. … I saw small steamboats, with their signs up - 'For Wissahickon and Manayunk 25 cents.' Geo. Lippard, in his Legends of Washington and his Generals, has rendered the Wissahickon sacred in my eyes, and I shall make that trip, as well as one to Germantown, soon…