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Carrie Fisher was an American writer and actress who was known for playing the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies.

Some of her great works include 'When Harry Met Sally...' (1989), 'Shampoo' (1975), 'Soapdish' (1991), and 'The 'Burbs' (1989). She was known to have struggled with mental health and other addiction problems. Nonetheless, she authored some of the most renowned books, including 'Surrender The Pink' (1990) and 'The Best Awful There Is' (2004).

Here is a list of the most inspirational Carrie Fisher quotes.

Carrie Fisher Quotes On Acting

The following is a list of the best quotes from the American writer and actress Carrie Fisher about acting and success.

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

- 'Postcards From The Edge', 1987.

“Along with aging comes life experience, so in every way that is consistent with even being human, Leia has changed.”

- November 23, 2015, TIME.

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

“I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.”

“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.”

- 'Shockaholic', 2011.

“Acting engenders and harbors qualities that are best left way behind in adolescence.”

“Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They're the temporary happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don't hold your breath for either.”

- December 30, 2015, @carrieffisher.

“You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.”

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

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”

“I'll never be known for my work with boundaries.”

“You're not really famous until you're a Pez dispenser.”

“Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally.”

Carrie Fisher Quotes On Mental Health And Life

These Carrie Fisher quotes concern her perspective on life and overcoming her addictions and mental illness.

(Learn more about these inspiring and motivational Carrie Fisher quotes.)

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

- 'The Best Awful There Is', 2004.

“Writing is a very calming thing for me.”

- December 17, 2015, USA Today.

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

“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.”

“I thought I would inaugurate a Bipolar Pride Day. You know, with floats and parades and stuff! On the floats we would get the depressives, and they wouldn't even have to leave their beds.”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

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

“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.”

- 'Shockaholic', 2011.

“Someone has to stand still for you to love them. My choices are always on the run.”

“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.”

“It's a man's world and show business is a man's meal, with women generously sprinkled through it like overqualified spice.”

- 'The Princess Diarist', 2016.

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

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

“From here on out, there's just reality. I think that's what maturity is: a stoic response to endless reality.”

“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.”

- 'Postcards From The Edge', 1987.

“I have to start by telling you that my entire existence could be summed up in one phrase. And that is: If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

“I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”

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

“I fell under the heading of: Good Anecdote, Bad Reality. I was really good for material, but when it came to day-to-day living, I was more than he could take.”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

“What I always wanna tell young people know: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.”

“I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.”

Popular Carrie Fisher Quotes

Here is a list of the most popular and famous quotes from the American writer and actress Carrie Fisher.

“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.”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

“But vows seemed ridiculous -- it was hard enough to keep appointments.”

- 'Delusions Of Grandma', 1994.

“Leia follows me like a vague smell.”

“Even the things you never thought you could get over or get through, those hurts you knew would never heal, those visions that troubled your sleep….All that eventually quieted and ceased to pull at you, if you wanted it to badly enough, if you were willing to outlast your difficulties.”

- 'The Best Awful', 2004.

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

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

“I waited for my daughter, Billie, to come to me with her troubles - but I'm glad I didn't hold my breath.”

- June 10, 2016, The Guardian.

“I've got to stop getting obsessed with human beings and fall in love with a chair. Chairs have everything human beings have to offer, and less, which is obviously what I need. Less emotional feedback, less warmth, less approval, less patience, and less response.”

“Everybody wants to be a celebrity. But you know what happens to old celebrities? They die or go to Vegas. Star life duration is getting shorter and shorter. It could be me at the Tropicana Lounge any minute.”

- July 21, 1983, Rolling Stone, Carol Caldwell.

“Instant gratification takes too long.”

- July 31, 1987, Los Angeles Times.

“People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.”

“I heard someone say once that many of us only seem able to find heaven by backing away from hell. And while the place that I've arrived at in my life may not precisely be everyone's idea of heavenly, I could swear sometimes--I hear angels sing.”

- December 27, 2016, www.inc.com.

“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.”

“As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.”

“It was hiding in plain sight. Mocking the suggestion that anything was going on; therefore, it couldn't be true. A technique I like to use to this day.”

- 'The Princess Diarist', 2016.

“...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!”

“Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.”

“It’s like I’ve got a visa for happiness, but for sadness I’ve got a lifetime pass.”

- 'Postcards From The Edge', 1987.

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

“Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.”

“There is no room for demons when you are self-possessed.”

“...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.”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

“I'm very sane about how crazy I am.”

“One of the great things to pretend is that you're not only alright, you're in great shape. Now to have that come true - I've actually gone on stage depressed and that's worked its magic on me, 'cause if I can convince you that I'm alright, then maybe I can convince me.”

“I am a very discreet human when it comes to other people.”

- October 10, 2006, Vanity Fair.

“I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.”

“It can't hurt to go to the people you love, whose blood type courses through your veins and whose DNA, from a certain angle, contains many of the same markings as yours. You don't have to take their advice, but let them share their version of solutions to life's difficulties.”

- June 10, 2016, The Guardian.

“I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn't know. It was something I always did.”

“Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they're bad, they're the worst thing that can happen.”

“Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.”

“You know what's funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all?”

- 'Wishful Drinking', 2008.

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