34 Inspirational Carrie Fisher Quotes

Another beloved celebrity has passed away this Christmas. Carrie Fisher, most popularly known for her role as Princess Leia in the early Star Wars films, passed away on December 27th 2016.

Carrie was an American actress, writer and producer, with her latest film appearance being in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As another tribute to another incredible individual, here are some of the most inspirational Carrie Fisher quotes:


34 Carrie Fisher Quotes

1. “Acting engenders and harbors qualities that are best left way behind in adolescence.” – Carrie Fisher

2. “I am truly a product of Hollywood in-breeding. When two celebrities mate, someone like me is the result.” – Carrie Fisher

3. “I really love the internet. They say chat-rooms are the trailer park of the internet but I find it amazing.” – Carrie Fisher

4. “If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it.” – Carrie Fisher

5. “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

6. “People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.” – Carrie Fisher

7. “There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’” – Carrie Fisher

8. “As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.” – Carrie Fisher

9. “I don’t hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency.” – Carrie Fisher

10. “I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.” – Carrie Fisher


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11. “If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” – Carrie Fisher


12. “Leia follows me like a vague smell.” – Carrie Fisher

13. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Carrie Fisher

14. “You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.” – Carrie Fisher

15. “As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.” – Carrie Fisher
16. “I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.” – Carrie Fisher

17. “I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks.” – Carrie Fisher

18. “I’m very sane about how crazy I am.” – Carrie Fisher

19. “My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.” – Carrie Fisher


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20. “Someone has to stand still for you to love them. My choices are always on the run.” – Carrie Fisher


21. “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 at airports and I think, ‘Aww. They’ve just been told.’” – Carrie Fisher

22. “At a certain point in my early twenties, my mother started to become worried about my obviously ever-increasing drug ingestion. So she ended up doing what any concerned parent would do. She called Cary Grant.” – Carrie Fisher

23. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” – Carrie Fisher

24. “I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish.” – Carrie Fisher

25. “Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher

26. “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


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27. “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


28. “You’re not really famous until you’re a Pez dispenser.” – Carrie Fisher

29. “I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.” – Carrie Fisher

30. “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

31. “I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.” – Carrie Fisher

32. “It’s a man’s world and show business is a man’s meal, with women generously sprinkled through it like overqualified spice.” – Carrie Fisher

33. “People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big of a hit. Yes, we all knew. The only one who didn’t know was George.” – Carrie Fisher

34. “The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.” – Carrie Fisher



Rest In Peace – Carrie Fisher (October 21st 1956 – December 27th 2016).

We’ve had to say goodbye to many amazing individuals in 2016, and below are just some of the tributes we’ve put together for these amazing individuals who have had such a positive influence on our lives:

Which are your favorite Carrie Fisher quotes? Leave a comment below.

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