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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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?
Nobody wants to read about a good-looking happy person.
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.
My extroversion is a way of managing my introversion.
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.
I do believe you’re only as sick as your secrets.
Here’s what I’ve learned: that someone can change the course of history with a box cutter.
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.
Instant gratification takes too long.
Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time.
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.
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.
The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.
I’ll never be known for my work with boundaries.
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!
I’m very sane about how crazy I am.
Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.
I mean, most fun things are bad for you in one way or another.
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.
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.
There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’
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Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
My heart’s in the right place. I know, ‘cuz I hid it there.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I always think of Meryl [Streep] for everything now. There really aren’t many actresses around who are truly lucid the way she is.
For Star Wars, they had me tape down my breasts because there are no breasts in space. I have some. I have two.
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.
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.
Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.
You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.
Mothers are great. They outlast everything. But when they’re bad, they’re the worst thing that can happen.
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.
I always just looked really like someone who will someday be on prescription medication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What doesn’t kill men makes them stronger. What doesn’t kill women makes men breakfast.
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.
Amazing Carrie Fisher Quotes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
My mother had an amazing life, and she’s someone to admire.
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.
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.
I quote fictional characters, because I’m a fictional character myself!
The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
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.
I was into pain reduction and mind expansion, but what I’ve ended up with is pain expansion and mind reduction.
You know the bad thing about being a survivor… You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.
As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.
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.
There’s no room for demons when you’re self-possessed.
Your innermost urges will tell you what strategy to employ to accomplish your special purpose while doing the work you enjoy.
I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.
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.
The older you get, the easier it is to spot the phonies. And I just think, how unpleasant for them.
You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn’t call for it?