10 Amazing Carrie Fisher Quotes

Carrie Fisher's General Leia

It is hard to name just a few of Carrie Fisher’s avatars in real life. Actress. Author. Script doctor. Influencer. Inspiration. Role model. She passed away after a heart attack on Tuesday, at the age of 60, but will always remain in our hearts as Princess Leia… that goes without saying. Star Wars fans would agree with me that Fisher was as quotable offscreen as she was onscreen. Here are some of her most memorable quotes… in Memoriam.

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When Fisher saw a kid wearing Princess Leia as Halloween costume:

My favorite is when you see, like, a month-old kid dressed as you, so that it looks like the mother swallowed your outfit when she was pregnant, and the baby came out like that.”

Source: Interview magazine

Witty as she was:

“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 in airports and I think, ‘Aww. They’ve just been told.”


Source: 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking

When she recounted a story about how George Lucas told her she shouldn’t wear underwear:

“I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

Source: 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking

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When she was asked to lose weight for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’:

“They don’t want to hire all of me—only about three-quarters! Nothing changes: It’s an appearance-driven thing. I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

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When we completely agreed with her logic:

“If there’s a choice between companionship and anything else—especially career—choose companionship. It’s the only thing that has the potential to last. Choose career and you’ll spend unreasonable amounts of time attempting to look younger than you are and feeling you aren’t succeeding.”

Source: A letter to her younger self, comissioned for Oprah magazine

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Commenting on men:

“There are two things that I know for certain guys are good for: pushing swings and killing insects.”

Source: Postcards from the Edge

On her bipolar disorder:

“I define it, rather than it defining me.”

Source: WebMD

“Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

Source: 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking

On the challenges one faces in life:

“Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging…. The only regret [I have with] my difficulties is making my daughter go through them.”

Source: WebMD

“I haven’t ever changed who I am. I’ve just gotten more accepting of it. Being happy isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you have.”

Source: Newsweek

May the Force be with you, Carrie Fisher. Your fans will always remember you for your awesome true self.

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