The veteran stopper will turn 42 in January, and his contract with the Bianconeri expires in June.
"The reason I keep playing is that I can give myself, along with my team-mates and this club, many beautiful emotions that are worth living. ... The thing that most interests me personally, more than the games, is the role I can play that here at Juve with my team-mates, staff and managers.
" ... With regards to the future, I let life show me the way: at this moment I would do myself an injury if I thought I would stop playing, because I feel I am a point of reference, beyond the games that are played."
In playing on Wednesday, Buffon equalled Paolo Maldini's record for all-time Serie A appearances:
The Italian isn't Juve's first-choice goalkeeper any more—that honour goes to Wojciech Szczesny, who has missed their last three games with a shoulder problem—but he has made seven league appearances this season.
Juve won't play again in Serie A until January 6, but Buffon only needs to appear once more in the competition this season to hold the record outright.
Buffon isn't quite the goalkeeper he once was. He conceded twice in Juventus' 2-2 draw with Sassuolo earlier on December 1.
He could do little to keep out the first as it was a superb finish, but the latter was an uncharacteristic error:
Bleacher Report's Gianni Verschueren praised his performance in their 3-1 win over Udinese on Sunday, though:
While he may be past his prime, as far as back-ups go, Juve could be doing much worse than having Buffon in their ranks, so it might not be too surprising if they give him an extension come the end of the season.
If they don't, a player of his experience could still make an excellent addition elsewhere as a No. 1 or a No. 2.