Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon after portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.
But besides receiving numerous prizes and nominations for being a great actress, she also won critical acclaim for her work as an author.
During most of her adulthood, Fisher struggled with drug addiction and bipolar disorder, and she earned praise for being able to talk freely and publicly about her experiences.
Her books Postcards from the Edge, Wishful Drinking, The Best Awful and Shockaholic describe the true and intoxicating life of Carrie Fisher.
Insightful and humorous, Carrie Fisher was loved and appreciated by people all around the world. Unfortunately, in December 2016, she suffered a major heart attack and all Star Wars fans had to say goodbye to their favorite princess.
Here are 20 Carrie Fisher quotes to help you accept yourself in any circumstance.
Do not let what you think they think of you make you stop and question everything you are.
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.
There’s no room for demons when you’re self-possessed.
Instant gratification takes too long.
The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.
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?
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’
It’s a man’s world and show business is a man’s meal, with women generously sprinkled through it like overqualified spice.
If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn’t gonna happen again. Rather than try to understand it as it’s going along, have it go along for a while and then understand it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Someone has to stand still for you to love them. My choices are always on the run.
I’m very sane about how crazy I am.
I trust myself. I trust my instincts. I know what I’m gonna do, what I can do, what I can’t do. I’ve been through a lot, and I could go through more, but I hope I don’t have to. But if I did, I’d be able to do it.
You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.
You get to choose what monsters you want to slay. I’m sorry to say this again, but let’s face it — the Force is with you.
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.
If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.