Carrie Fisher’s Best Quotes: The Star Wars Actor’s Funniest and Wisest Words

Carrie Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise – but to so many of her fans she’s much more than the woman who once wore a gold bikini. Carrie is also a noted author and screenwriter, and her book Postcards From The Edge – documenting her problems with addiction and mental health – was adapted for the big screen.

Her mother was actress Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Billie Lourd is also an acress, currently starring in TV comedy drama Scream Queens.

Here are some of her most astute, amusing and unexpected quotes.

On comedy…

“Who was the funniest in my crew [in Star Wars]? I was!”

On patience…

“Instant gratification takes too long.”

On bargaining…

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

On health…

“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.”

On Christmas…

“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.”

On her brain…

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

On the web…

“I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing.”

On mistakes…

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

On herself…

“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.”

On being famous…

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

On risks…

“Anything you can do in excess for the wrong reasons is exciting to me.”

On Star Wars…

“Leia follows me like a vague smell.”

On beauty…

“We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane. Everyone in
LA 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!'”

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