5 Carrie Fisher quotes that show why we’ll miss her so damn much

Carrie Fisher … a gigantic human being!

The Fifth Column

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Days after experiencing a massive heart attack, iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died. She was 60.

While her role as Princess Leia brought her worldwide renown, Fisher was also known for being outspoken about mental illness and addiction — and for being an all-around bad-ass feminist.

Here are five quotes that have us already missing the actress:

On not being ashamed of mental illness

5 Carrie Fisher quotes that show why we'll miss her so damn muchSource: Andy Kropa/AP

Fisher had long been open about her struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.

In an interview with ABC News, Fisher said she isn’t ashamed of her mental illness.

“I am mentally ill,” she said. “I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on.”

On being strong through mental illness

In her book Wishful Drinking, Fisher discussed

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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