My job is quite suitable for full-time mothering

— Mare Winningham

The most unexpected Mare Winningham quotes to discover and learn by heart

In high school, theater was all I ever wanted to do.

I didnt see that I was going to set it aside for so many years and take a right turn into television. Of course, wanting to do theater is something you hear a lot from actors. I think Ive been embarrassed to be in that big cliche.


I made a decision to live outside the city in northern California.

My agent said to me, 'Kid, you're going to make a mint in television movies.' He positioned me, and we picked really good projects, and I cornered that market. They were 20-day projects.


I dont know whether its a fear of standing up, but I really love sitting at the table and blabbing. I learn so much that way, and I think I get free that way, free from inhibition and fears.

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