"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Debra Winger on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Debra Winger on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Debra Winger on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Debra Winger on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Debra Winger on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."