Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.— Debra Winger
The most revealing Debra Winger quotes that will transform you to a better person
It's such an amazing thing to be loved for who you are.
Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don't care to make.
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.
Theater is all about the rehearsal process.
In fact, I think a lot of times opening night there's a mixed sadness because you're finished with a lot of people's favorite part of the process, which is finding the character and discovering it, and then you get to live it.
I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you.
A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.
I do not need a lot of money to be happy.
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.
It's no secret that I didn't love 'An Officer And A Gentleman' then, and I certainly don't love it now, so at least no one could accuse me of being inconsistent.
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?
I started out in stand-up when I was 18, which is really masochistic, and I did it really till I started going in movies. I did it for about three years out in LA.
I think when it comes to Botox and surgery, actresses should do it or not do it, but be honest about their choices.
If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience.
I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down.
I don't believe in careers. I believe in work. I'm not interested in some 'big picture that would be really good for me'.
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.
"Stand up against the wall!" That's what everybody gets offered, especially women. When women started appearing on TV again in something other than the girl or the mother role it was all, "Get up against the wall," or, "The skin underneath her fingernail would tell me that she," you know, forensic stuff. Oh, God gross. Now, they're hunting terrorists.
Writers often have a 'drunk' that is different than anyone else's.
That's why it's so insidious and so damning. First of all, because they can write when they're drinking - or they think they can. A lot of writers will tell me - and this is the latest one I've heard - you drink while you're thinking about what to write, but when you actually write, you sober up.
I became an actor because I couldn't not.
I tend to wear outfits that match the walls.
It's not necessarily that having an affair you get something from the other person that you're not getting from your partner, it's that you created a situation for yourself in which you're unexpressed and so maybe you feel another person allows you to express yourself.
Actors always want you to believe something else even though that's the truth and to do that well it's almost a dying art.
When you connect with a cause, it's like falling in love.
I was the all-American face. You name it, honey - American Dairy Milk, Metropolitan Life insurance, McDonald's, Burger King. The Face That Didn't Matter - that's what I called my face.
Once a Altman's film has been in a town, it kind of wrecks the town.
It doesn't even matter what the film is because, suddenly, everybody's hip and stores start doubling prices or whatever.
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.
Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration.
I am lucky enough to be married to a guy who tells me I look beautiful every day.
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.
My grandmother gave birth to 13 children and I come from a long line of women who gave birth in their 40s.
Show me the story. I just want to tell a story that pulls me forward.
I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam.
People who make lots of money at what they do should just shut up about it.
I used to love going on a junket and promoting a film when it was not a 24-hour news cycle, and when there weren't so many media outlets. You could actually talk about the film.
I just want to sleep, and eat, and learn about what's going on in the world.
I love telling stories. When people interview me live I'm totally forthcoming about stories like that - as long as it's not going to be in print or recorded. It's just for whoever's in the audience. It's always been for me kind of fun and then everyone walks out of there, "She told this story about da da da" but nobody can prove it.
I need my family to remind me in a loving and nice way to lighten up.
It's fun to be loose. Just like on stage, all of your great ideas come from looseness.
An actress in a film starts every day with an hour and a half in front of a mirror, with hair and make-up and costumes.
I remember the old joke, while women are deciding which schools the kids go to, where you're going to live, how the money's going to be spent, and where your health care is coming from, the men are out standing around the barbecue solving all the big world problems. So I think this is a well known fact and we're not breaking any new ground here.
I was shooting one day and it struck me that I was the age that Shirley MacLaine was when she played my mother. I had to sit down. I had to get a chair, okay? It was a weird moment.
The minute we have a pain, we want a diagnosis.
So I think the minute we feel love, it's very hard to just let it be. We want to identify it, we want to catalog it, we want to keep the thing and create the environment it happened in. That's where marriage comes from! Let's make an institution out of it!
I've been acting all along. I understand that I haven't been in people's viewers, but acting has never not been a part of my life, just more time in between and less high-profile.
It's inconceivable to some people that that wouldn't be the sexiest thing to do in the whole world: to be a movie star, and make money, and be pampered, and whatever.
It's easier to change directions while you're still moving.
I don't think it is worth trying to look 10 years younger through surgery.
I think that we definitely deal with that issue and don't ignore it, the issue of drink, but that's not where it ends. I just think that what the fear is that you think alcoholic writer or whatever and you forget the intelligence that can be present. I mean so many people just write off someone who drinks as one thing.
The sexiest thing in the world is to be totally naked with your wedding band on.
The older you get, the more you've done.
Just because we're on schedule is no reason to shoot bad acting.
Someone once said to me, 'You're inconsiderate.' And I said, 'Inconsiderate? Bad acting is the ultimate inconsideration.' It's a collective slap to a million faces at the same time.