14 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Carrie Fisher

 

To our favorite space princess who drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra

 

 

On doing one's best: 

 

On whether the media said she aged gracefully:

“Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well. Unfortunately it hurts all three of my feelings. My body hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”

 

On what parents should tell their children about her Princess Leia’s gold bikini:

“The father who flipped out about it, ‘What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?’ Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.”

 

 

On her affair with Harrison Ford:

“It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”

 

“I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face—a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow. How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?”

 

 

On why Princess Leia never got a lightsaber:

“Even in space, there’s a double standard.”

 

 

On battling mental illness:

“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.”

 

On life in general:

 

On body-shaming:

Men don't age better than women, they're just allowed to age.

 

On her struggles in battling alcohol addiction:

“Because I grew up in a public family, I never really had a private life. And so if those issues are going to be public, I would rather them to be public the way I’ve experienced them rather than someone else assuming things about me. It’s freeing to do it. Shame is not something I aspire to.”

 

 

On youth and beauty:

 

On being patient:

"Instant gratification takes too long."

 

On being crazy:

 

On the timelessness of Star Wars:

"I am Princess Leia, no matter what. If I were trying to get a good table, I wouldn't say I wrote Postcards [From the Edge, her best-selling novel]. Or, if I'm trying to get someone to take my check and I don't have ID, I wouldn't say: "Have you seen [When] Harry Met Sally?" Princess Leia will be on my tombstone."

 

On her own obituary:

“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.”

 

 

Watch Carrie Fisher shut down an interviewer about her weight loss in The Force Awakens:

 

 

 

 

 

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