Quotes from Mumtaz
- When asked which of the performances she is most proud of, Mumtaz said: "I was okay, nothing great at all. I liked Khilona that fetched me the Filmfare Best Actress Award. I also liked myself in Roop Tera Mastana, Aaina and Tere Mere Sapne. I should have won the Best Actress Award for Tere Mere Sapne. I really deserved it. Instead it went to Asha Parekh for Kati Patang in which she wore white and stood in front of piano doing precious little. Khair, jaane do (let it go). God has given me so much."
- ”I am bored to talk of my films. I cannot even bear to see most of them.” – Mumtaz, November, 1966 (Filmfare, December 7, 2011)
- On her passion for acting, Mumtaz said “I used to feel a sort of emptiness before I started acting but not any longer... If I were not an actress, I’d have gone crazy.” – December 1966 (Filmfare, December 7, 2011)
- “Women are meant to be loved and not understood.” – Mumtaz, November, 1970 (Filmfare, December 7, 2011)
- “My kids were in boarding school. I was a bit bored of just jet setting from one country to another. So I came to India to do Aandhiyaan for a lark. I think it was one of David Dhawan's best films, even better than Aankhen. But I was heartbroken when it flopped.” - Mumtaz (Filmfare, 7 December 2011) 
Quotes about Mumtaz
- About Mumtaz, Shobhaa De said, "Mumtaz was in the Marilyn Monroe-mould - every man's fantasy woman. She is or was, the kind of woman any man would want to pamper and bury in diamonds, silks, satins... She had a courtesan kind of charm. Absolutely top marks go to her as greatest sex symbol. She was cute, impish, voluptuous. The way she used her body was so natural. She looked juicy! Her smile, her eyes, her pug nose, she was all woman. I don't think anyone else projected sexuality the way she did. She was a raving beauty, and in person too, was very attractive. A great smile, a great sense of humour, and a very no-nonsense down-to-earth manner. She was one woman who did not antagonise other women. And I'm sure every man she met lusted after her. She seemed immensely beddable."
- On directing Mumtaz for Tere Mere Sapne, Vijay Anand said, "Mumtaz was sensitive, quick to understand and translate every nuance I hinted at, onto the screen, but she was always Dara Singh's Heroine for public. Even Devsaab (Dev Anand) could not get over that image."