During the 1980s, the actress had issues with alcohol as well as drug abuse. By 1987, however, she was able to recover and come back with a hit book which was turned into a movie, starring Meryl Streep.
Last December 23, 2016, Fisher suffered a heart attack while she was traveling from London to California. Although prompt treatment was administered in a hospital in Los Angeles, she died four days later at the age of 60.
Now, as a way to relive her career, here are some of the most famous Carrie Fisher quotes to inspire you.
If there’s a choice between companionship and anything else — especially career — choose companionship. It’s the only thing that has the potential to last. Choose career and you’ll spend unreasonable amounts of time attempting to look younger than you are and feeling you aren’t succeeding.
If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.
If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it.
I get lots of awards for being mentally ill. Apparently, I am better at being mentally ill than almost anything else I’ve ever done. Seriously – I have a shelf of awards for being bipolar.
You’re not surprised when alcoholics act like alcoholics. It’s more surprising when non-alcoholics start acting like alcoholics.
There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’
I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital.
Your inner most urges will tell you what strategy to employ to accomplish your special purpose while doing the work you enjoy.
Mania starts off fun, not sleeping for days, keeping company with your brain, which has become a wonderful computer, showing 24 TV channels all about you. That goes horribly wrong after awhile.
The only thing worse than being hurt is everyone knowing that you’re hurt.
I don’t hate hardly ever, and when I love, I love for miles and miles. A love so big it should either be outlawed or it should have a capital and its own currency.
Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity.
I haven’t ever changed who I am. I’ve just gotten more accepting of it. Being happy isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you have.
It’s the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.
A lot of the time, I’m just smart enough to be unhappy.
Screw beauty, it’s superficial anyway, and my other attributes matter way more than my appearance.
I identify more with who I feel myself to be than what I look like. Either way, am I obliged to entertain you with my appearance?
Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they’re the temporary happy.
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