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“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”
Carrie Fisher
Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to BE art.”
Carrie Fisher
tags: art, life
“If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.”
Carrie Fisher
“Actually,I am a failed anorexic. I have anorexic thinking, but I can't seem to muster the behavoir”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
Carrie Fisher
tags: humor
“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.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“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, Wishful Drinking
“There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed.”
Carrie Fisher
“I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“I feel I'm very sane about how crazy I am.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“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
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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 situationand 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, Postcards from the Edge
“You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn't call for it?”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Wishful Drinking
“Guys are great before you know who they are,' said Lucy. 'They're great when you're still with who they might be.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Wishful Drinking
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“Sometimes I feel like I've got my nose pressed up against the window of a bakery, only I'm the bread.”
Carrie Fisher
“Good anecdote--bad reality.”
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, Wishful Drinking
“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, Wishful Drinking
“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, Wishful Drinking
“We live in America,' he said. 'Everyone who speaks English understands you. How they interpret you is something else.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Wishful Drinking

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