Sigourney Weaver Quotes

  • Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!
  • As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me. Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde.
  • People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.
  • Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.
  • I love the role of Ripley.
  • I feel self-doubt whether I'm doing something hard or easy.
  • Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines.
  • I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
  • I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.
  • 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.
  • I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
  • I have a very commercial appetite. I don't like to do high-brow things.
  • I actually think the reason I am interested in certain parts is because I was such a dweeb in high school. When you are such a loser, it's a helpful way in to a lot of characters because even very powerful people are not all that powerful, really.
  • Usually it's the guys that don't follow you around, who you're attracted to!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you come back from the dead, you don't have the same value system, I think.
  • There's a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.
  • For the camera, particularly, I feel like - I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting.
  • 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.