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“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”
Carrie Fisher
“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”
Carrie Fisher
tags: art, life
Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”
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
“Anyway, George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, 'You can't wear a bra under that dress.'
So, I say, 'Okay, I'll bite. Why?'
And he says, 'Because... there's no underwear in space.'
I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn't see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere.
Now, George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can't wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense you will be going to outer space very soon, so here's why you cannot wear your brassiere, per George. So, what happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't- so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make a fantastic obit- so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“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
“If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.”
Carrie Fisher
“There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed.”
Carrie Fisher
“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
Carrie Fisher
“I feel I'm very sane about how crazy I am.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“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
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
Carrie Fisher
tags: humor
“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
“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
“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
“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
“If you look at the person someone chooses to have a relationship with, you’ll see what they think of themselves.”
Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist
“You know how I always seem to be struggling, even when the situation doesn't call for it?”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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?”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
“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”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge
“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, The Princess Diarist
“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, The Princess Diarist
“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
“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
“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
“You know what's funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all? You'd think we could remember finding out we weren't immortal. Sometimes I see children sobbing airports and I think, "Aww. They've just been told.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

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