"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Debra Winger on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Debra Winger on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Debra Winger on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Debra Winger on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Debra Winger on Maya Angelou
"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."