"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?"
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Debra Winger on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Debra Winger on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Debra Winger on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Debra Winger on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Debra Winger on Mark Twain
"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."