"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Debra Winger on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Debra Winger on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Debra Winger on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Debra Winger on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Debra Winger on Ambrose Bierce
"I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That's a beautiful gift from God. If people don't want to see that anymore then I won't be in anymore movies."
"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."
"People pay to see movies with women looking beautiful, but I think there will be a place for me to play women looking my own age."
"There's a small club of women who are willing to age."
"I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam."