“Instant gratification takes too long.”
Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) was sardonic, insightful, caustic, authentic and brutally honest. She was unafraid to skewer herself and the plastic-fantastic world of Hollywood she was born into. So much more than a pretty face and so much more than a movie star princess, she was sharply intelligent and wickedly funny.
I thought it appropriate just a couple of days after May the Fourth to give her a chance to provide us with Life Quotes for this Saturday.
To me, she’s royalty.
“I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
“Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.”
“As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.”
“It’s the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.”
“All of us are looking for an outside ordeal that will internally change us.”
“It creates community when you talk about private things.”
“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.”