"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?"
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Debra Winger on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Debra Winger on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Debra Winger on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Debra Winger on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Debra Winger on Helen Keller
"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."