Carrie Fisher Quotes
⋆I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
⋆I have no ambitions as an actress. I'm going to do a day's work on Scream 3 (2000), but that's all I can handle, a day's work.
⋆On her father's gossipy 1999 autobiography: "I'm going to have my DNA fumigated."
⋆I always wanted to do what my mother did - get all dressed up, shoot people, fall in the mud. I never considered anything else.
⋆You can't find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.
⋆Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we're kind of cooked.
⋆On merchandising for Star Wars: "I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks."
⋆My father (Eddie Fisher) was a short Jewish man. My husband (Paul Simon) was a short Jewish man. Go figure.
⋆Describing working with Harrison Ford on the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): Mark was 24, I was 19 and he [Harrison] was 33. He was like the big man on campus. You looked at him and you said to yourself, 'He's going to be a star.'
⋆Explaining why gaffer's tape was sometimes used under her Princess Leia costume in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): "As we all know, there is no underwear in space."
⋆Acting engenders and harbours qualities that are best left way behind in adolesence. People-pleasing, going on those interviews and jamming your whole personality into getting the job, ingratiating yourself to people you wouldn't f***ing spit on if they were on fire.
⋆Describing the filming of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980): "Mark [Hamill] was off on Dagobah while Harrison [Ford] and I were were getting drunk in Cloud City."
⋆I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish.
⋆Leia is not a real character. She is more of a caricature, and is somewhat one- dimensional. It's not really possible to write out a list of Princess Leia's likes and dislikes. I do know her favorite color, though, it's white. She wears white all the time. But that doesn't help me much.
⋆I've got a lot of photos of me when I was very young at parties with celebrities, but I don't really remember the people or when the photos were taken.
⋆I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.
⋆On success: There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap."
⋆On time: Instant gratification takes too long.
⋆On experience: Maturity: A stoic response to endless reality.
⋆[on the cultural significance of her parents] I don't know if they were culturally significant, but they were very popular. My mother and my father were America's sweethearts. They literally received that tag. Even my parents sort of went along with the assumption that they were a good couple, but they probably weren't a very good couple. Anyway, my father was best friends with a man named Mike Todd. Mike Todd was married to Elizabeth Taylor. Mike Todd died in a plane crash, and my father consoled Elizabeth Taylor with his penis.
⋆[When asked if the Princess Leia character was the dark side of the force in your professional career] Oh, no. It was fun! I was young. People want it to be a problem for me. No. Those are great movies. Why shouldn't I be proud of being in that? The dark side? You ever see "Hollywood Vice Squad"? Or the "Star Wars Holiday Special"? How about "Under the Rainbow"? Was Star Wars the dark side? There's so much competition for that one.
⋆[About what her father, Eddie Fisher, did to help Elizabeth Taylor after her husband Mike Todd's death] He rushed to her side, gradually moving to her front... He consoled her with flowers and, ultimately, he consoled her with his penis.
1949-06-22, Summit, New Jersey, USA
1906-06-22, Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]
1958-08-29, Gary, Indiana, USA
1901-05-07, Helena, Montana, USA
1937-08-08, Los Angeles, California, USA
1959-12-31, Los Angeles, California, USA
1880-01-29, Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
1904-01-18, Horfield, Bristol, England, UK
1928-07-26, New York City, New York, USA
1939-10-27, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK