It really annoys me that I'm vain, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to discard that tendency.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress.

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.

People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.

Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.

It's difficult to know what to say to someone whose partner has cheated on them.

I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It's easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something. And when I do lose the weight, I don't like that it makes me feel good about myself. It's not who I am.

I have been in 'Star Wars' since I was 20.

Two of the saddest words in the English language are, 'What party?' And L.A. is the 'What party?' capital of the world.

I've seen pictures of myself with makeup on, and I look like those women who look like they're wearing makeup so they can look young, and I don't think that's good. They have all these products now called - wait, what's it called, it's my favorite - youth suppressant, or age go away; they don't work.

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.

There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

There's a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don't know what I'm dreaming.

I've totally embraced it. I like Princess Leia. I like how she was feisty.

Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally.