"Jean Arthur, the comedienne with the wistful-husky voice; that voice was one of the best sounds in the romantic comedies of the 30s and 40s."
- Pauline Kael
"A curious, neurotic actress with so touching and appealing a nature that she really brought a new dimension to the screen.
No curlylocks was Jean Arthur. Hardly pretty by the ancient Hollywood standards, with a voice that grated like fresh peppermint, she seemed to be living - on and off screen - in a dream world of her own devising.
"Never have I seen a performer with such a chronic case of stage jitters. They weren't butterflies in her stomach. They were wasps."
"Jean was the finest actress I ever worked with. No one had her humor, her timing." "