144+ Best Carrie Fisher Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian. Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for which she was nominated for four Saturn Awards. Profoundly inspirational Carrie Fisher quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

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

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

You’re only as sick as your secrets. Either it comes out their way or my way. I talk about myself behind my back. And I’m funny about it. – Carrie Fisher

As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

All I can say is that when millions of plastic dolls of you are being sold each day and an equal number of teenage boys are masturbating over you each night, it’s bound to do something screwy to your psyche. – Carrie Fisher

I always just looked really like someone who will someday be on prescription medication. – Carrie Fisher

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

I’ll never be known for my work with boundaries. – Carrie Fisher

Nobody wants to read about a good-looking happy person. – Carrie Fisher

My mom is a little bit eccentric. I mean, she does – she has a lot of unique ideas. For example, she thought that I should have a child with her last husband, Richard, because it would have nice eyes. – Carrie Fisher

I mean, most fun things are bad for you in one way or another. – Carrie Fisher

I quote fictional characters, because I’m a fictional character myself! – Carrie Fisher

I’ve never been that uncomfortable talking about it. Things come out [in the media] about me. When it’s out, it’s someone else’s version of what’s the matter with me. I want it to be my version of what it is. My recourse is to do my version. – 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

I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It’s like being a diabetic. – Carrie Fisher

Here’s what I’ve learned: that someone can change the course of history with a box cutter. – Carrie Fisher

The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt. – Carrie Fisher

My mother had an amazing life, and she’s someone to admire. – Carrie Fisher

I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. – 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

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. – Carrie Fisher

Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

I think of my body as a side effect of my mind. – Carrie Fisher

I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like. – Carrie Fisher

I don’t want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I’m not interested in doing that anymore. – Carrie Fisher

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing. – Carrie Fisher

Mania starts off fun, not sleeping for days, keeping company with your brain, which has become a wonderful computer, showing 24 TV channels all about you. That goes horribly wrong after awhile. – Carrie Fisher

It creates community when you talk about private things and you can find other people that have the same things. Otherwise, I don’t know, I felt very lonely with some of the issues that I had or history that I had. And when I shared about it, I found that others had it, too. – Carrie Fisher

I was into pain reduction and mind expansion, but what I’ve ended up with is pain expansion and mind reduction. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

There’s no room for demons when you’re self-possessed. – Carrie Fisher

I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there’s something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly, it’s not something that you’re in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words, can be a very powerful experience. – Carrie Fisher

I love the idea of God, but it’s not stylistically in keeping with the way I function. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God. I can see that people who believe in God are happier. … But I doubt. – 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

Until adolescence I thought I had the best mother in the world. Such a graceful mother. I had this fantasy that I was the wrong daughter. – Carrie Fisher

I have two moods. One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood. And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs… Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it’s out. – Carrie Fisher

The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. – Carrie Fisher

What doesn’t kill men makes them stronger. What doesn’t kill women makes men breakfast. – Carrie Fisher

Here’s how men think. Sex, work – and those are reversible, depending on age – sex, work, food, sports and lastly, begrudgingly, relationships. And here’s how women think. Relationships, relationships, relationships, work, sex, shopping, weight, food. – Carrie Fisher

My father just got out of the Betty Ford Clinic. He’s in his 60s, and this was the first time he ever did anything like that. – 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

I always think of Meryl [Streep] for everything now. There really aren’t many actresses around who are truly lucid the way she is. – Carrie Fisher

For Star Wars, they had me tape down my breasts because there are no breasts in space. I have some. I have two. – Carrie Fisher

My extroversion is a way of managing my introversion. – Carrie Fisher

I was born imagining myself with an apron on, with pies cooling on the windowsill and babies crying upstairs. I thought that all that stuff would somehow anchor me to the planet, that it was the weight I needed to keep from just flying off into space. – Carrie Fisher

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? – 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

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

My heart’s in the right place. I know, ‘cuz I hid it there. – Carrie Fisher

I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you. – Carrie Fisher

Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life. – 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

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! – Carrie Fisher

I get lots of awards for being mentally ill. Apparently, I am better at being mentally ill than almost anything else I’ve ever done. Seriously – I have a shelf of awards for being bipolar. – Carrie Fisher

The older you get, the easier it is to spot the phonies. And I just think, how unpleasant for them. – Carrie Fisher

I’m very sane about how crazy I am. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

I do believe you’re only as sick as your secrets. – 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

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

Your innermost urges will tell you what strategy to employ to accomplish your special purpose while doing the work you enjoy. – Carrie Fisher

Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they’re bad, they’re the worst thing that can happen. – Carrie Fisher

Part of my gestalt is that I still feel a little bit like a wallflower. Even in my own life. I talk about myself behind my back. – Carrie Fisher

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 – Carrie Fisher

Instant gratification takes too long. – Carrie Fisher

You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well. – Carrie Fisher

I always wrote. I wrote from when I was 12. That was therapeutic for me in those days. I wrote things to get them out of feeling them, and onto paper. So, writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn’t know. – Carrie Fisher

So, when I was 24, someone suggested to me that I was bipolar, and I thought that was ridiculous. I just thought he was trying to get out of treating me. But he was also responding to the chaotic nature of my life. – 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

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive. – Carrie Fisher

I am a very discreet human when it comes to other people. – Carrie Fisher

I really love the internet. They say chatrooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing. – Carrie Fisher

No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it’s tragic. – Carrie Fisher

People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach. – Carrie Fisher

Certainly, there are people who like me, but then there are those who don’t know me who gossip about me. You can’t believe the things I’ve heard. – Carrie Fisher

I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital. – Carrie Fisher

There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond – topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self. – Carrie Fisher

You can’t find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well. – Carrie Fisher

In the Fifties, my parents were known as ‘America’s sweethearts’. Their pictures graced the covers of all the newspapers. They were the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of their day. – Carrie Fisher

Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

Anything you can do in excess for the wrong reasons is exciting to me. – Carrie Fisher

I enjoy taking jobs that make fun of me – or me as Princess Leia, or me as the writer, or whatever, as some idea. – Carrie Fisher

If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it. – Carrie Fisher

My mother’s career was over at 40 but she was still trying to be everyone’s buddy, always smiling for the cameras. – Carrie Fisher

Now I say I’m a diarist with an explanation I’ll get back to you on. Someday I may try and write in memoir form. – Carrie Fisher

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. – Carrie Fisher

I found out when I did the Oprah Winfrey show that there was a cookie jar of me. So she gave it to me. I had no idea prior to that that it even existed. – Carrie Fisher

The manic end of is a lot of fun. – Carrie Fisher

He’s a very strange guy, my father. I can’t get mad at him because he’s so adorable. – Carrie Fisher

Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we’re kind of cooked. – Carrie Fisher

I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish. – Carrie Fisher

Acting engenders and harbors qualities that are best left way behind in adolescence. – Carrie Fisher

I am truly a product of Hollywood in-breeding. When two celebrities mate, someone like me is the result. – Carrie Fisher

I started out doing my mother’s nightclub act, and I had stage fright. – Carrie Fisher

I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress. – Carrie Fisher

I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in ‘Singin’ In The Rain.’ – Carrie Fisher

I like performing. I like partnering with an audience. – Carrie Fisher

I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened – that I might have killed myself. – Carrie Fisher

Kevin Smith is a very challenging conversationalist and Jay has many great stories. – Carrie Fisher

People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big of a hit. Yes, we all knew. The only one who didn’t know was George. – Carrie Fisher

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

I don’t like looking at myself. I have such bad body dysmorphia. – Carrie Fisher

I have been Princess Leia exclusively. It’s been a part of my life for 40 years. – Carrie Fisher

I knew what show business was, which was why I didn’t want in on that action. I saw what happens! You get it, and then you lose it. – Carrie Fisher

I watched my parents’ fame diminish – as I was getting more conscious, their celebrity was going back down the mountain. – Carrie Fisher

It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to discard that tendency. – Carrie Fisher

Writing is a very calming thing for me. – Carrie Fisher

My parents had this incredibly vital relationship with an audience, like muscle with blood. This was the main competition I had for my parents’ attention: an audience. – Carrie Fisher

My father was a joyous, joyous spirit, he really was. He was a hedonist, that was just – he enjoyed life, thrust up to the elbows with it. He was a terrible father. I don’t know that he was parented that well. – Carrie Fisher

I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It’s easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something. And when I do lose the weight, I don’t like that it makes me feel good about myself. It’s not who I am. – Carrie Fisher

I have been in ‘Star Wars’ since I was 20. And they’re not just doing some goofy sequel, like, to service the hunger of it. It actually has been thought out and it has integrity and they took it seriously, which they didn’t have to do, you know? It’s hard to do, given the appetite and the angles from which everybody’s coming at it. – Carrie Fisher

I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say ‘Get younger,’ because that’s how easy it is. – Carrie Fisher

I’ve seen pictures of myself with makeup on, and I look like those women who look like they’re wearing makeup so they can look young, and I don’t think that’s good. They have all these products now called – wait, what’s it called, it’s my favorite – youth suppressant, or age go away; they don’t work. – Carrie Fisher

What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn’t gonna happen again. Rather than try to understand it as it’s going along, have it go along for a while and then understand it. – Carrie Fisher

You knew how humiliating that is as an experience for celebrities to be less of a celebrity. There’s no class to adjust to being less famous, and you don’t think you have to worry about it. But you do. – Carrie Fisher

No one says that to you any more really, – Carrie Fisher

I don’t know who you are or where you’ve come from, but from now on you’ll do as I say, okay? – Carrie Fisher

I always kept a diary – not a diary like, ‘Dear Diary, we got up at 5 A.M., and I wore the weird hair again and that white dress! Hi-yeee!’ I’d just write. – Carrie Fisher

We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane. Everyone in L.A. says, ‘Oh, you look good,’ and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!’ – Carrie Fisher

I am someone who will rise to an occasion like that. Other occasions can defeat me. – Carrie Fisher

I think that now most people know someone in their family that is coping with something, but there is still a tremendous amount of shame – that one is still regarded as a defective unit … if only they would pull up their bootstraps – they are only indulging their emotions, everybody’s moody, blah, blah, blah. – Carrie Fisher

I don’t know about understood. I think that unless you are forced to understand – unless it is an issue of yours – you wouldn’t bother to. – Carrie Fisher

I’m in denial in its lesser state. It will take me a second. People around me will notice my mania first. And, my depression. – Carrie Fisher

I was telling some people in my dressing room some of my other stories, my psychotic break, and blah, blah, blah, and no, they kind of look at you and it’s just not what they wanted to hear. – Carrie Fisher

Me being an actor was an accident, and not something I wanted to do, because I knew what happened eventually. Yeah, maybe you’d get famous, but then you wouldn’t be famous anymore. Then you’d have to scramble to get back to where you were, and chances are, you wouldn’t. – Carrie Fisher

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

Ambition is exhausting. It makes you friends with people for the wrong reasons, just like drugs. – Carrie Fisher

I Googled myself without lubricant. I don’t recommend it. – Carrie Fisher

The trouble with getting introspective when you’re pregnant is that you never know who you might run into. – Carrie Fisher

I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again – but with white hair, – 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

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

I did masses of opiates religiously. – Carrie Fisher

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

I feel so agitated all the time, like a hamster in search of a wheel. – Carrie Fisher

Waiting, done at really high speeds, will frequently look like something else. – Carrie Fisher

You’re not famous until you’re a Pez dispenser. – Carrie Fisher

I’m fond of kissing. It’s part of my job. God sent me down to kiss a lot of people. – Carrie Fisher

Sex was for men. Marriage, like lifeboats, was for women and children. – Carrie Fisher

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