- I'm a tough old broad from Brooklyn. Don't try to make me into something I'm not. If you want someone to tiptoe down the Barkley staircase in crinoline and politely ask where the cattle went, get another girl.
- Quoted in Gary A. Yoggy, Back in the saddle: essays on Western film and television actors (1998), Page 122 
- My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.
- Working with Barbara Stanwyck was one of the greatest pleasures of my career