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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Carrie Fisher on life, art, resentment, addiction, envy, writing, courage, depression, humour, sigma, youth and motive.

54 Great Quotes Carrie Fisher Quotes We Can Learn From

Quick Facts

Born On: October 21, 1956

Died On: December 27, 2016

Born In: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Died At Age: 60

Carrie Frances Fisher was an actress, humorist and writer from the United States, who became one of the most loved actors in the world due to her portrayal of Princess Leia in the immensely popular film series, 'Star Wars'. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds was an actress and Fisher made her first foray into acting at the age of 15, when she appeared in the play Irene on Broadway. She attended the esteemed Central School of Drama and Speech in London for some time before embarking on a career in Hollywood. Fisher debuted with in 1975 in the film ‘Shampoo’ and two years later she starred in ‘Star Wars’, with which she shot to fame. Some of her noted works include ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Return of the Jedi’, ‘Garbo Talks’, ‘The Blues Brothers’, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’, ‘The Time Guardian’, ‘Under the Rainbow’ and ‘Sibling Rivalry’ among many others. She had also starred in plenty of television shows and also worked as a ‘script doctor’ on scripts written by other writers. Fisher was one of the biggest icons of Hollywood and was particularly known for her honesty and sense of humour. Just like her performances, her thoughts, sayings and quotations were appreciated and applauded by people of all genres. Here is a collection of quotations and sayings by Carrie Fisher on jealousy, celebrity, fiction, aging, psychology, sex, illness, medication and recovery.

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously.

Carrie Fisher

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to BE art.

Carrie Fisher

If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.

Carrie Fisher

Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.

Carrie Fisher

Actually,I am a failed anorexic. I have anorexic thinking, but I can't seem to muster the behavoir

Carrie Fisher

There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed.

Carrie Fisher

Instant gratification takes too long.

Carrie Fisher

I feel I'm very sane about how crazy I am.

Carrie Fisher

I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.

Carrie Fisher

What worries me is, what if this guy is really the one for me and I just haven't had enough therapy yet for me to be comfortable with having found him.

Carrie Fisher

Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.

Carrie Fisher

You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn't call for it?

Carrie Fisher

I envy people who have the capacity to sit with another human being and find them endlessly interesting, I would rather watch TV. Of course this becomes eventually known to the other person.

Carrie Fisher

No motive is pure. No one is good or bad-but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.

Carrie Fisher

Look,' he said, 'I don't think we should continue this discussion. I don't like this side of you.' 'I'm not a box,' she said 'I don't have sides. This is it. One side fits all. This is it.

Carrie Fisher

Guys are great before you know who they are,' said Lucy. 'They're great when you're still with who they might be.

Carrie Fisher

My inner world seems largely to consist of three rotating emotions: embarrassment, rage, and tension. Sometimes I feel excited, but I think that's just positive tension.

Carrie Fisher

Good anecdote--bad reality.

Carrie Fisher

We live in America,' he said. 'Everyone who speaks English understands you. How they interpret you is something else.

Carrie Fisher

Sometimes I think all I want to find is a mean guy and make him be nice to me. Or maybe a nice guy who's a little bit mean to me. But they're usually too nice too soon or too mean too long.

Carrie Fisher

From here on out, there's just reality. I think that's what maturity is: a stoic response to endless reality. But then, what do I know?

Carrie Fisher

There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.

Carrie Fisher

Sometimes I feel like I've got my nose pressed up against the window of a bakery, only I'm the bread.

Carrie Fisher

And when you're young you want to fit in. Hell, I still want to fit in with certain humans, but as you get older you get a little more discriminating.

Carrie Fisher

I quote fictional characters, because I'm a fictional character myself!

Carrie Fisher

You know the bad thing about being a survivor... You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.

Carrie Fisher

In my opinion, a problem derails your life and an inconvenience is not being able to get a nice seat on the un-derailed train.

Carrie Fisher

There are two things that I know for certain guys are good for: pushing swings and killing insects.

Carrie Fisher

...I thought you had to go to Iraq to get post traumatic stress disorder. And you do. But you can also just come on over to my house!

Carrie Fisher

The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you're hurt.

Carrie Fisher

Immediate gratification takes too long.

Carrie Fisher

And not that it matters, but my mother is not a lesbian! She's just a really, really bad heterosexual.

Carrie Fisher

Never let 'em see you ache"; that's what Mr. Mayer always said. Or was it ass; "Never let 'em see your ass"?

Carrie Fisher

Do you or do you not like wearing earrings in your mouth that will one day smell like your ex-boyfriend's dick?

Carrie Fisher

You're not really famous until youre a Pez dispenser.

Carrie Fisher

As we all know, there is no underwear in space.

Carrie Fisher

My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.

Carrie Fisher

Never let 'em see you ache. That's what Mr. Mayer used to say. Or was it ass? Never let 'em see your ass.

Carrie Fisher

...about a year after that, I was invited to go to a mental hospital. And, you know, you don't want to be rude, so you go.

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I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks.

Carrie Fisher

If wishes were horses mine would be glue -

Carrie Fisher

Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

Offstage, I couldn't put things into words, and that was the one thing I'd always been able to rely on. Putting my feelings into words and praying they wouldn't be able to get out again.

Carrie Fisher

I not only feel better about myself because these people are also fucked up (and I guess this gives us a sense of community), but I feel better because look how much these fellow fuckups managed to accomplish!

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What doesn't kill men makes them stronger. What doesn't kill women makes men breakfast.

Carrie Fisher

It’s important to be able to distinguish the difference between a problem and an inconvenience.

Carrie Fisher

BOTH HANDS, ONE HEART, TWO MOODS, AND A HEAD

Carrie Fisher

If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.

Carrie Fisher

I don’t hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency.

Carrie Fisher

If you have a need to be comfortable all the time—well, among other things, you have the makings of a classic drug addict or alcoholic.

Carrie Fisher

I said, “Instant gratification takes too long.” The glib martyr.

Carrie Fisher

No matter what the dictionary says, in my opinion, a problem derails your life and an inconvenience is not being able to get a nice seat on the un-derailed train.

Carrie Fisher

Youth and beauty are not accomplishments.

Carrie Fisher