Carrie Fisher

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

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

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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 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.
  • I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George. 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]

Postcards from the Edge (1987)[edit]

  • 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....

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