Carrie Fisher

American actress, writer and screenwriter (1956–2016)

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956December 27, 2016) was an American actress, screenwriter and novelist, known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. She was the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.


You have epiphanies all the time. They just don't have any effect.
  • Mostly, you write a script and someone’s gonna rewrite you. They get hundreds of—not hundred but they get ten writers to write something. If you have a big budget, you can go and get a lot of people to write on script .... I just actually heard that somebody said, 'Well, your screenplay got bought and now someone like Carrie Fisher will come in and rewrite you.' And I feel terrible, you know, because that’s not what I mean to do. My idea was never to raid something and trash it, you know. ‘Cause that – that’s more work for me!
  • I have gone to the set and you’re kind of around in this—it’s kind of combat writing when you do rewriting and stuff, and I feel like it’s a kind of ambulance chasing. Recently, I did this kind of a (laughing) where you go, “Oh, my God, it’s bleeding from the second act. Quick! Quick! Give me a suture! No, give me the paddles! This is the third act that’s having a heart attack!! The star is coming! The star is coming!" And it's this incredibly intense process!
  • I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George [Lucas]. I took too many drugs to remember.
    • In a Vanity Fair interview when asked how she got the part in Star Wars
    • Wayne, George (November 2006). "The Princess Diaries". Vanity Fair. "I would be remiss if I didn’t ask how you ended up in Star Wars. I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George. You weren’t sure? No … I took too many drugs to remember" 
  • I Googled myself without lubricant. I don't recommend it.
    • on The Late Show with David Letterman [1]
  • Things are getting worse faster than I can lower my standards.
    • on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" [2]
  • I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
  • Instant gratification takes too long.
  • "That's the way it works in movies," said Suzanne. "Something happens that has an impact on someone's life, and based on that impact, his life shifts course. Well, that's not how it happens in life. Something has an impact on you, and then your life stays the same, and you think, 'Well, what about the impact?' You have epiphanies all the time. They just don't have any effect."
  • I love what speed and coke do to my weight. It's unnatural, I know. I could just exercise. ...
  • I have to start by telling you that my entire existence can be summed up in one phrase. And that is: If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
  • It was one movie [Star Wars]. It wasn't supposed to do what it did—nothing was supposed to do that. Nothing ever had. Movies were meant to stay on the screen, flat and large and colorful, gathering you up into their sweep of story, carrying you rollicking along to the end, then releasing you back into your unchanged life. But this movie misbehaved. It leaked out of the theater, poured off the screen, affected a lot of people so deeply that they required endless talismans and artifacts to stay connected to it.

Quotes about Fisher

  • Ms. Fisher established Princess Leia as a damsel who could very much deal with her own distress, whether facing down the villainy of the dreaded Darth Vader or the romantic interests of the roguish smuggler Han Solo. ... Winning the admiration of countless fans, Ms. Fisher never played Leia as helpless. She had the toughness to escape the clutches of the monstrous gangster Jabba the Hutt and the tenderness to tell Han Solo, as he is about to be frozen in carbonite, “I love you.”
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