Carrie Fisher, 60, died Tuesday, a few days after being hit with cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles while on her book tour.
Most writers immediately sprung into biographical mode upon learning of her death, which first was reported by TMZ.
Born to singer-actress Debbie Reynolds and singer-actor Eddie Fisher, she was deemed royalty. We learned much later that this princess, Leia of “Star Wars” fame, was also a script doctor and a funny lady who fought not only The Empire, but also bipolar disease and substance abuse (alcohol and drugs).
Let’s honor Fisher’s wit and wisdom through her own notable quotes.
Two days before Election Day, a tweet
“Trump speaking his mind isn’t refreshing, it’s appalling. Coca Cola is refreshing.”
Her ‘Star Wars’ legacy
“I am Princess Leia, no matter what. If I were trying to get a good table, I wouldn’t say I wrote ‘Postcards [From the Edge,’ her best-selling first novel]. Or, if I’m trying to get someone to take my check and I don’t have ID, I wouldn’t say: ‘Have you seen Harry Met Sally?’ Princess Leia will be on my tombstone.”
Growing up in Hollywood
“I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.”
“You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
Life and living
“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’ ”
“I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.”
“I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.”
Thanks for sharing, Carrie Fisher. Rest in peace.