Debra Winger – I always loved working as…

I always loved working as an actress, but I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just…


“I always loved working as an actress, but I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just opt out of being famous. And then I realized you can, and I think I did. And eventually, I came to understand that you can do that and also keep working.”
-Debra Winger

Debra Winger – I had a very insightful…

I had a very insightful friend who warned me back when I stopped reading scripts…


“I had a very insightful friend who warned me back when I stopped reading scripts, ‘It’s easier to change directions while you’re still moving.’ If you stop, it’s harder to get started again. I still don’t think I made the wrong decision, but he was right.”
-Debra Winger

Debra Winger – When I was younger I…

When I was younger I probably didn’t understand something basic about tact, but I think…


“When I was younger I probably didn’t understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm’s distance and that’s not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with.”
-Debra Winger

Debra Winger – I was never afraid of…

I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to…


“I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn’t. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?”
-Debra Winger

Debra Winger – Never say never, but the…

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and…


“Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.”
-Debra Winger