"No better, no worse, no change. No pain."

Winnie says this in Act One, Part One after she examines her damp hands. She alludes to the stasis in her world, both physical—her immobility within an environment than never changes—and emotional—the routinized existence she is stuck in through her rituals. She believes, as the quote indicates, that a static existence withholds pain and that, ultimately, it will stave off death, since nothing will ever change and she will not age. But Winnie is in deep pain and tries to cover it with her rituals—which end up aging her more than she believes, as their boring cycles drains life of its spontaneous energy. Things do change, but so minutely as to appear static, and Winnie and Willie are dying ever more slowly.