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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Best known for playing the intergalactic princess in a gold bra we all dream of one-day being, Carrie Fisher was an author and screenwriter with a wicked sense of humour laced with the kind of wisdom you only get through experience. Her script for the movie of her book ‘Postcards From the Edge’ was the semi-autobiographical story of her relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds and even if it was only half even vaguely true, she lived quite the life. Funny, smart and deeply human, Carrie was one of our heroes at Balans Soho Society and this selection of just some of her memorable quotes are 10 reasons why:

On her appearance
“They always do [ask me to lose weight]. They want to hire part of me, not all of me. They want to hire about three-fourths, so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can’t be with me”

On having her body compared to Elton John’s
“Blow my big bovine tiny dancer cock.”

On relationship
“Everyone drives somebody crazy. I just have a bigger car.”

On her natural demeanour
“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.”

On patience
“Instant gratification takes too long.”

In conversation with Madonna on what it would like to be a man
“I think I’d like to wake up with an erection, even if it was just to not like it.”

On aging
“I’m not happy about being older, except what are the options?”

On social media
“The only exercise I get lately is running off at the mouth & jumping to conclusions…..”

On bottling up feelings
“Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

On choosing partners
“As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.”

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