Sigourney Weaver Quotes


Best 51 Quotes by Sigourney Weaver – Page 1 of 2

“Art school is a very difficult thing to run in a generous, humane way, because academic power is somehow very corrupting.”

“Carbon dioxide pollution is transforming the chemistry of the ocean, rapidly making the water more acidic. In decades, rising ocean acidity may challenge life on a scale that has not occurred for tens of millions of years. So we confront an urgent choice: to move beyond fossil fuels or to risk turning the ocean into a sea of weeds.”

“Don't depend on other people's encouragement. It's never enough and never when you need it.”

“Every role sort of teaches you how to prepare for it.”

“For the camera, particularly, I feel like – I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting.”

“Here's a vice: I say yes to too many things. I wish I had the guilty pleasure of saying no. My goal is to try to do less, but more fully.”

“I am a person who goes out without a purse. I put things in my coat pockets, so I don't have any accessories.”

“I am sent too many mainstream scripts in which the older woman is really quite grotesque. Sometimes you read a script and you feel quite sick that they have to caricature older women in such a negative way.”

“I can do five things at once. I'm tapping my foot, I'm opening my mouth and talking to you, and looking at the bulletin board.”

“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.”

“I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.”

“I feel self-doubt whether I'm doing something hard or easy.”

“I guess it's a pretty common experience while making a movie. You have to let go of the result and just hang on to the experience and the process, where each role takes you to a different country, as it were: You're shipwrecked on this new island, you have no clothes, you have to figure out how you're going to live in this new character. All of that turns me on.”

“I have a very commercial appetite. I don't like to do high-brow things.”

“I love playing an alien.”

“I often meet young directors who, you know, had a 'Ghostbusters' picture on their wall as they were growing up. And it's really nice. It just shows how inter-generational our industry is.”

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“I think breathing is actually the key to a lot of opening up of other parts of yourself that you haven't used, for any job, but particularly in acting.”

“I think indie films are really important, because they show the studios and the audiences when they see them, great stories. Really interesting, small stories.”

“I think that's what I really dig about science fiction these days – we've caught up to it in a way. It's no longer about people with huge brains. Now it's really much more, as Jim Cameron says, the nature of being human. What it is to be human in society. How to retain one's humanity in society.”

“I was discouraged at drama school, along with most of my peers.”

“I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about.”

“I'm no Ripley. I had doubts that I could play her as strongly as she had to be played, but I must say that it was fun exploring that side of myself. Women don't get to do that very often.”

“I've always been very shy and sheltered; I think it was a good way of starting to communicate with people. I was taught as a child never to talk about myself, never to talk about my emotions. Of course, now I talk about myself constantly. Now I have to take reverse est.”

“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.”

“If one is married for a long time, and one does have a family, it is like an energy, a wonderful fire that never goes out underneath you, to help you go out into the world and do your damnedest.”

“If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think.”

“In Yale they convinced me I had no talent, even though I was always working. They cast me mostly as prostitutes and old women, and I stayed because I loved the writers. I loved Chris Durang and Wendy Wasserstein. I was always doing their work in the Yale Cabaret.”

“It is one proof of a good education and of true refinement of feeling, to respect antiquity.”

“It's always the script that's going to lure me. And I don't really care about the part.”

“It's rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.”

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“It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.”

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