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The 7 Most Hilarious Princess Leia Quotes To Celebrate Carrie Fisher's Birthday

The beloved actress would have been 66 this year. Here are some of her best-remembered zingers as Princess Leia.

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In 2016, the world lost not only one of the greatest actresses of all time, but a wonderful memoirist, screenplay writer, and performer. Carrie Fisher’s vibrance extended way beyond her most famous role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. And yet, as she noted in her final memoir, The Princess Diarist, she had more than a little bit in common with Leia. Their biggest shared trait: They were both hilarious.

To celebrate what would have been Fisher’s 66th birthday, here are seven of the funniest Leia quips that capture the essence of Star Wars, and the immortal spirit of Carrie Fisher.

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7. “I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee!”

Leia’s classic shutdown of Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back makes us wonder...would kissing a Wookiee be all that bad?

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6. “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

Leia is not impressed with Luke Skywalker and sees right through his disguise. A defining moment of Leia’s quippy badassness.

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5. “Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?”

Probably the only time in all of Star Wars that someone alludes to interior decorating as a cut-down. Brilliant.

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4. “I know.”

Everyone loved it in The Empire Strikes Back, when Han Solo said “I know” in response to Leia saying “I love you.” But when she flips it on him in Return of the Jedi, it’s such sweet revenge.

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3. “That doesn't sound too hard.”

When Han Solo says “sometimes I amaze even myself,” Fisher’s deliver of this deadpan line just slays.

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2. “You’re braver than I thought!”

When Leia sees Han Solo’s ride, the broken-down Millenium Falcon, she points at it like it’s the worst car she’s ever seen. “You came in that thing?” This is why we love Star Wars.

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1. “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!

Delivered with hilarious venom from Fisher, this is probably Leia’s best cut-down, made even better by the fact that nobody really knew in 1980, what the hell a “nerf herder” was.

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