Sigourney Weaver quote

"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."

Sigourney Weaver

Born: October 8, 1949

Occupation: Actress

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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

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

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

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Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas, and have my own really bad act!

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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.

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

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

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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.

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I always find it particularly difficult to work in New York because there are so many things to do.

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I am a person who goes out without a purse.

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I consider myself very much a team player.

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

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I had always done theater in extracurricular ways. I'd never been a drama major.

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

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I love playing an alien.

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I love the role of Ripley.

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I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.

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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.

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I really enjoy working with younger actors. I just feel like we're all peers together.

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I think that every piece has its challenges. I love going back and forth between one and the other. I'll always pick a comedy over a drama.

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I used to be terribly shy, so I was either shy or over the top, and I always had a difficult time.

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

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I'd be more interested in doing a smaller, character driven thing, rather than another action picture.

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

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

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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,...

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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...

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I just feel that getting out there physically and protecting New York, putting my arms around everyone and protecting them... to see this happen to our city and our community.

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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!

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I never think about Wall Street - why should I - but to go down there so often while filming 'Working Girl,' to become acquainted with this whole different world, and to find out what goes on behind the...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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

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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.

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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...

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Most of life is hell. It’s filed with failure and loss. People disappoint you. Dreams don’t work out. Hearts get broken. Innocent journalists die. And the best moments of life, when everything comes...

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In the past, 'Avatar' would have won because they [Oscar voters] loved to hand out awards to big productions, like 'Ben-Hur.' Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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People are amazed that I do comedy. I always did comedy.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Someday hopefully it won’t be necessary to allocate a special evening to celebrate where we are and how far we’ve come…someday women writers, producers and crew members will be so commonplace, and...

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

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

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

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What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.

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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.

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