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By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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. They all had a high school. That vulnerability is completely permanent and, as an actor, it's a good thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

It's such a nice change to get to play a wretched, shallow, mergers-and-acquisitions woman. My true colors come out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I'm very happy with the opportunities I've had.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

When you're young, there's so much that you can't take in. It's pouring over you like a waterfall. When you're older, it's less intense, but you're able to reach out and drink it. I love being older.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

What I love about the 'Alien' franchise is I would do all kinds of films - dramas, comedies, whatever - and every now and then I'd be in this science fiction blockbuster that would re-introduce the character and me to a lot of audiences around the world and allow me to go back and do the smaller films again, so it was really a good balance for me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I love working with young people and young filmmakers, and I love working on first films. I think it's cool. It's fun. I just take it as it comes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I made fun of myself before everybody else could, so I always got the comic crowns: Freshman Fink, Sophomore Fairy, Junior Birdman. I got all three of them!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Acting as a career is a long term thing and that work is kind of progressive and you can build on a career. It's part of the great tradition of the theater to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Some of the most intense affairs are between actors and characters. There's a fire in the human heart and we jump into it with the same obsession as we have with our lovers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Please, God, please, don't let me be normal!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

We need to do a better job of keeping oceans healthy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don't go to reunions much. I'm afraid that if I go back to the school, they'll suddenly go, 'You know what? We've checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I think so many families are touched by illness and loss, and we kind of overprotect our children often, you know, we sanitize.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

I have always been uncomfortable with a series of movies. I hate that word 'franchise' - it always makes me think of French fries. What I felt each time was that we were going for broke, that this was going to be the last in the series. You can't count on anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Maybe you're better to play a villain just straight out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Once I put that wig on, I didn't say an intelligent thing for four months. My voice went up. I walked differently. I'd ask incredibly stupid questions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

It's very hard to find a good comedy. I prefer doing comedy far over anything else because I think they're actually more profound. But finding a good one and a great ensemble is very difficult to do and I'm delighted that in these particular times there is so much interest in comedy and that comedy is having so much success.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

There's a lot of conning as part of our society, I think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

After I left Yale, we were all doing these mad plays off - off Broadway. And I got back to that feeling I had from college, of everyone making up in front of one cracked mirror, which is what I loved - the scrappy theater idea. I think off-off Broadway healed me, made me an actor again, and I was in so many different crazy shows.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sigourney Weaver

As long as your robot isn't programmed by like Dr. Evil, I think you're going to be fine.