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Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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
“I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“There are two things that I know for certain guys are good for: pushing swings and killing insects.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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, Postcards from the Edge
“Mom brought me some peanut butter cookies and a biography of Judy Garland. She told me she thought my problem was that I was too impatient, my fuse was too short, that I was only interested in instant gratification. I said, “Instant gratification takes too long.” The glib martyr.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“That's the way it works in movies. Something happens that has an impact on someone's life, and based on that impact, his life shifts course. Well, that's not how it happens in life. Something has an impact on you, and then your life stays the same, and you think, 'Well, what about the impact?' You have epiphanies all the time. They just don't have any effect.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“I don't think you ever get to relax. I mean, sure there's a couple of people who could, but I bet they don't. Because by the time they get to where they could relax, they don't. Because by the time they get to where they could relax, they've gotten completely used to not being able to. How do you just suddenly become somebody who relaxes? The kind of ambition you need to get to that place is not relaxing. It's searing. I think there's probably something about living your whole life in a popularity contest -- trying to get people to like you who you couldn't give a flying fuck about -- that kills relaxation.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“Never let 'em see you ache. That's what Mr. Mayer used to say. Or was it ass? Never let 'em see your ass.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“I told him about the Oedipal thing, about my father leaving when I was very young so I knew how to pine for men, but not how to love them. So he said, 'You'd probably would have been perfect for somebody in World War Two. You'd meet him and then he would get shipped overseas.' And I said, 'Maybe on our date I could drop you off and you could enlist,' and he said he would just got out and rent a uniform. So he was very funny.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

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