Who is Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher, in full Carrie Frances Fisher, (born October 21, 1956, Los Angeles, California, U.S.—died December 27, 2016, Los Angeles), American actress and author who was perhaps best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the space opera Star Wars. She also earned critical acclaim for her writing.
Fisher was the daughter of movie star Debbie Reynolds and popular crooner Eddie Fisher. Her parents’ marriage broke up (very publicly) when she was a toddler, and she was largely raised by her mother. Fisher’s acting career began when she appeared onstage in the 1973 Broadway revival of the 1919 musical Irene, which starred her mother. Her film debut was in the social comedy Shampoo (1975). Two years later she was cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977; later called Star Wars: A New Hope). The film was a sensation, and Fisher became a star. She embodied the character again in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). She also appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which was released posthumously. In addition, archival footage of her was featured in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
Carrie Fisher Quotes
1. Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
2. 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.
3. I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
4. One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.
5. Take your broken heart, make it into art.
6. Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
7. If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
8. Anyway, George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, ‘You can’t wear a bra under that dress.’
So, I say, ‘Okay, I’ll bite. Why?’
And he says, ‘Because… there’s no underwear in space.’
I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere.
Now, George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can’t wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense you will be going to outer space very soon, so here’s why you cannot wear your brassiere, per George. So, what happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t- so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make a fantastic obit- so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
9. There’s no room for demons when you’re self-possessed.
10. I feel I’m very sane about how crazy I am.
11. If you look at the person someone chooses to have a relationship with, you’ll see what they think of themselves
12. Do not let what you think they think of you make you stop and question everything you are.
13. 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 – we’d just roll their beds out of their houses, and they could continue staring off miserably into space. And then for the manics, we’d have the manic marching band, with manics laughing and talking and shopping and fucking and making bad judgment calls.
14. 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.
15. Instant gratification takes too long.
16. Happy is one of the many things I’m likely to be over the course of a day and certainly over the course of a lifetime. But I think if you have the expectation that you’re going to be happy throughout your life–more to the point, 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.
17. I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.
18. I call people sometimes hoping not only that they’ll verify the fact that I’m alive but that they’ll also, however indirectly, convince me that being alive is an appropriate state for me to be in. Because sometimes I don’t think it’s such a bright idea. Is it worth the trouble it takes trying to live life so that someday you get something worthwhile out of it, instead of it almost always taking worthwhile things out of you?
19. Actually, I am a failed anorexic. I have anorexic thinking, but I can’t seem to muster the behavoir
20. 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.
21. Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.
22. I need to write. It keeps me focused for long enough to complete thoughts. To let each train of thought run to its conclusion and let a new one begin. It keeps me thinking. I’m afraid that if I stop writing I’ll stop thinking and start feeling.
23. You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn’t call for it?
24. Oh! This’ll impress you – I’m actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I’m a PEZ dispenser and I’m in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can’t have it all?
25. It’s not nice being inside my head. It’s a nice place to visit but I don’t want to live in here. It’s too crowded; too many traps and pitfalls.
26. Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.
27. I rarely cry. I save my feelings up inside me like I have something more specific in mind for them. I am waiting for the exact perfect situation and then BOOM! I’ll explode in a light show of feeling and emotion – a pinata stuffed with tender nuances and pent-up passions
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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?
31. If anyone reads this when I have passed to the big bad beyond I shall be posthumorously embarrassed. I shall spend my entire afterlife blushing.
32. If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
33. She wanted so to be tranquil, to be someone who took walks in the late-afternoon sun, listening to the birds and crickets and feeling the whole world breathe. Instead, she lived in her head like a madwoman locked in a tower, hearing the wind howling through her hair and waiting for someone to come and rescue her from feeling things so deeply that her bones burned.
34. 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. The less the merrier. Chairs it is. I must furnish my heart with feelings for furniture.
35. 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.
36. Someone has to stand still for you to love them. My choices are always on the run.
37. I’m a hick,” I recall saying to him. “No,” Harrison answered. “You think you’re less than you are. You’re a smart hick.” And then, “You have the eyes of a doe and the balls of a samurai.
38. You know what’s funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all? You’d think we could remember finding out we weren’t immortal. Sometimes I see children sobbing airports and I think, “Aww. They’ve just been told.
39. I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.
40. You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever.
Well, with manic depression, it’s sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse – and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!
41. The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.
42. I quote fictional characters, because I’m a fictional character myself!
43. Having waited my entire life to get an award for something, anything…I now get awards all the time for being mentally ill. It’s better than being bad at being insane, right? How tragic would it be to be runner-up for Bipolar Woman of the Year?
44. I mean, that’s at least in part why I ingested chemical waste – it was a kind of desire to abbreviate myself. To present the CliffNotes of the emotional me, as opposed to the twelve-column read.
I used to refer to my drug use as putting the monster in the box. I wanted to be less, so I took more – simple as that. Anyway, I eventually decided that the reason Dr. Stone had told me I was hypomanic was that he wanted to put me on medication instead of actually treating me. So I did the only rational thing I could do in the face of such as insult – I stopped talking to Stone, flew back to New York, and married Paul Simon a week later.
45. 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.
46. I suspect that no matter what happens I will allow it to hurt me. Eat away at my insides, as it were—as it will be. As it always has been. Why am I so accessible? Why do I give myself to people who will always and should always remain strangers? I have always relied on the cruelty of strangers and I must stop it now.
47. The one I wore to kill Jabba (my favorite moment in my own personal film history), which I highly recommend your doing: find an equivalent of killing a giant space slug in your head and celebrate that.
48. Guys are great before you know who they are,’ said Lucy. ‘They’re great when you’re still with who they might be.
49. I’m afraid that if I stop writing I’ll stop thinking and start feeling.
50. It’s very dangerous to have someone like you, because one day he’ll find that you are not the person he thought you were.
51. You know the bad thing about being a survivor… You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.
52. I’m frightened of the power I have given him over me and of how he will almost certainly abuse it, merely by not being fully aware he has it.
53. 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.
54. 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.
55. The crew was mostly men. That’s how it was and that’s pretty much how it still is. It’s a man’s world & show business is a man’s meal with women generously sprinkled through it like over-qualified spice.
56. We live in America,’ he said. ‘Everyone who speaks English understands you. How they interpret you is something else.
57. Don’t you see? We’ve become smart enough to justify stupid behavior. Like, ‘I’m angry at him and I didn’t express it, so I turned my anger inward and now it’s depression, so in order to feel good again, what I should do is call him and express my anger.’ It’s like, if we can make it sound smart enough, we’re allowed to do stupid things.
58. 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!
59. 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.
60. Because what can you do with people that like you, except, of course, inevitably disappoint them?