Sigourney Weaver quotes

Born
October 8, 1949, New York City, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actress.

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress.

If you come back from the dead, you don’t have the same value system, I think.
– Sigourney Weaver
I love the role of Ripley.
– Sigourney Weaver
I am a person who goes out without a purse.
– Sigourney Weaver
Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!
– Sigourney Weaver
I’m very happy with the opportunities I’ve had.
– Sigourney Weaver
Maybe you’re better to play a villain just straight out.
– Sigourney Weaver
I don’t really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
– Sigourney Weaver
I used to be terribly shy, so I was either shy or over the top, and I always had a difficult time.
– Sigourney Weaver
I had always done theater in extracurricular ways. I’d never been a drama major.
– Sigourney Weaver
I feel self-doubt whether I’m doing something hard or easy.
– Sigourney Weaver
I’m always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I’m the most skeptical. You know, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, and I don’t want to screw up our series.
– Sigourney Weaver
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
– Sigourney Weaver
I was at an all-girls’ school, so there were a lot of us who were really awkward. I was this tall when I was 11, so I was really awkward and self-conscious. No one would really have wanted to be mean to me. I was too unimportant.
– Sigourney Weaver
For the camera, particularly, I feel like – I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting.
– Sigourney Weaver
I don’t want to leave New York and leave my family. I don’t like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it’s kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense.
– Sigourney Weaver
I’d love to tell actors about all the things they don’t need to worry about. Less is more. If you have it inside, you don’t need to show too much. People pick up on things.
– Sigourney Weaver
I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.
– Sigourney Weaver
Usually it’s the guys that don’t follow you around, who you’re attracted to!
– Sigourney Weaver
Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines.
– Sigourney Weaver
It’s such a nice change to get to play a wretched, shallow, mergers-and-acquisitions woman. My true colors come out.
– Sigourney Weaver
Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it.
– Sigourney Weaver
I love working quickly. I don’t like to do thousands of takes, and I don’t want to do thousands of set ups.
– Sigourney Weaver
I changed my name when I was about twelve because I didn’t like being called Sue or Susie. I felt I needed a longer name because I was so tall. So what happened? Now everyone calls me Sig or Siggy.
– Sigourney Weaver
I’ve always thought that a lot of the problems in the world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive, then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother! It wouldn’t matter where they were from or what they believed or anything. It might be good for us.
– Sigourney Weaver
Every time there’s a really good story, there’s women in it. We may not get as many roles, but the roles we get are really good, I think, for the most part.
– Sigourney Weaver
We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy.
– Sigourney Weaver
I’d be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.
– Sigourney Weaver
I always find it particularly difficult to work in New York because there are so many things to do.
– Sigourney Weaver
There’s something to be said for going right into people’s living rooms. I think actors have always loved that medium – you’re right in there with people in their homes. A lot of very audacious work is being done on television.
– Sigourney Weaver
People are amazed that I do comedy. I always did comedy.
– Sigourney Weaver
I consider myself very much a team player.
– Sigourney Weaver
There’s a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.
– Sigourney Weaver
Being tall has a major impact in general. It takes some courage to be as big as you are – to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.
– Sigourney Weaver
It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
– Sigourney Weaver
I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood’s movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so… I love going back and forth.
– Sigourney Weaver
It was actually a relief for me to play an actor who was scared, who didn’t know where everything was, who didn’t know what buttons to push, and for me to be able to play all that.
– Sigourney Weaver
With Alien, because we always use a different director, each one kind of stands on its own. So I guess it’s possible for them to make another one, but we have no plans.
– Sigourney Weaver
I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I’ve been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who’s very smart, and wicked.
– Sigourney Weaver
I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it’s maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.
– Sigourney Weaver
I really enjoy working with younger actors. I just feel like we’re all peers together.
– Sigourney Weaver