"Nell [Shipman] was a true independent, creating an image of women vastly different from the usual onscreen delicate flower. She had tremendous creative control. She presented a view of nature and of women that was dismissed by the Hollywood powers. She ran an independent production company when the big studios were gaining power, and this was her downfall."
-- Linda Kupecek
Kupecek, Linda. "Nell Shipman." In Rebel Women: Achievements Beyond the Ordinary. Surrey, BC: Heritage House, 2010. (p. 27)