88+ 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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Famous Carrie Fisher Quotes

Two of the saddest words in the English language are, What party? And L.A. is the What party? capital of the world. Carrie Fisher

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

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

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. Carrie Fisher

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

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

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. 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

Take your broken heart, make it into art. Carrie Fisher

Drugs made me feel more normal. Carrie Fisher

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

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

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

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

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

Do not let what you think they think of you make you stop and question everything you are. Carrie Fisher

I overheard people saying, She thinks she’s so great because she’s Debbie Reynolds daughter! And I didn’t like it; it made me different from other people, and I wanted to be the same. Carrie Fisher

If you look at the person someone chooses to have a relationship with, you’ll see what they think of themselves. 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

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. 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

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

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

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 think I do overshare. It’s my way of trying to understand myself. Carrie Fisher

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

Instant gratification takes too long. 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 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. Carrie Fisher

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

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

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 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

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

Instant gratification takes too long.  Carrie Fisher

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

You get to choose what monsters you want to slay. I’m sorry to say this again, but let’s face it the Force is with you. Carrie Fisher

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

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

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. 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

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

I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I’m gonna do, what I can do, what I can’t do. I’ve been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don’t have to. But if I did, I’d be able to do it. I’m not going to enjoy dying, but there’s not much prep for that. 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

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

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. 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

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. Carrie Fisher

Leia follows me like a vague smell. Carrie Fisher

I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits. 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

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

If you claim something, you can own it. 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 outlasted my problems. 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

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. Good or bad it could be interesting. Carrie Fisher

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? 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

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

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

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

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. Carrie Fisher

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

Over time, I’ve paid attention, taken notes and forgotten easily half of everything I’ve gone through. Carrie Fisher

I’m afraid that if I stop writing I’ll stop thinking and start feeling. Carrie Fisher

She has been more than a mother than me not much, but definitely more. She’s been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage counselor. Admittedly, I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family. Carrie Fisher

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. Carrie Fisher

I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish. 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

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

I’m very sane about how crazy I am. 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

My comfort wasn’t the most important thing my getting through to the other side of difficult feelings was. However long it might seem to take, and however unfair it might seem, it was my job to do it. Carrie Fisher

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. Carrie Fisher

Some of my memories will never return. They are lost along with the crippling feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Not a tremendous price to pay. 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