quote by Carrie Fisher

You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!

— Carrie Fisher

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In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.

I used to imagine it. I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip. And now that I have that? I can't even describe that feeling. That's why I like the best - the best cars, the best food, the best watches.

I miss the personalization that Vegas was - there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names.

Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.

I see light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm getting positive feedback for my acting so we'll see if any other interesting parts come up.

The reason we shot it was that the script was geared to Las Vegas and it was something commercial that we wanted to have in the can in case Butterfly was a success and we needed a follow-up.

I basically left Texas with no money.

I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn't have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar's Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.

It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to do it is another question altogether.

Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions.

Buy the ticket, take the ride.

I'm a Sagittarian, see, I can't be fenced in.

I been living in Las Vegas, greatest city in the world. I look out my window for 100 miles. In Vegas, there's nothing to do but gamble, drink or have sex. I have two of 'em.

It's like a crapshoot in Las Vegas, except in Las Vegas the odds are with the house. As for the market, the odds are with you, because on average over the long run, the market has paid off.

For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.

What it boils down to is that when you say the word Las Vegas it means something. You could say New York City and it doesn't really mean anything. When you say a word like Bangkok, in my mind it means something. There's not a lot of cities where the world literally brings a picture to your mind.

With stand-up you've just got that one chance. Audiences can be quite fickle.

I'd love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow.

If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I'm grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party, you couldn't pay me enough.

There's a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there

No, there are some location shoots in Vegas, maybe four trips a year.

It's shot in Santa Clarita, CA.

Our old - fashioned system is better than any new - fangled voting machine.

Not only is it guaranteed to work, but there is something I find appealing in putting a mark on a piece of paper for the candidate of your choice, as opposed to pulling a lever as if you were gambling on a slot machine in Las Vegas.

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.

In Las Vegas we all know that it's the croupiers who win.

At the race track, it's those who control the handle who win. State lotteries, does anybody think the participants in the lottery win? No. The state wins.

A lot of people these days are too ambitious;

their sights are set too high at the start and they end up diving in too deep, quitting their day job too soon. They move to Vegas or wherever, make an all-or-nothing commitment before they're ready, and burn out.

I'll watch the kids play, have a big steak with my friends, stay in a nice hotel, sign a lot of autographs, then go back to Vegas and tell my alumni how tough recruiting is.

I'd rather be in Las Vegas 104 degrees than New York 90 degrees, you know why? Legalized prostitution. In any weather that takes the edge off.

The food was so good that with each passing course, our conversation devolved further into fragmented celebrations of its deliciousness: 'I want this dragon carrot risotto to become a person so I can take it to Las Vegas and marry it.

I don't want to be a rock star all my life.

I couldn't bear to end up like Elvis Presley in Las Vegas with all those housewives and old ladies coming in with their handbags.

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas.

The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.

The Stonehenge proposal got a lot of interesting criticism.

One of the best - or worst - said something like, "Go home to Las Vegas." I think this project could possibly be realized at a very late part of my career. Right now, I don't have the authority, the budget, the credibility.

No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.

Las Vegas is the boxing capital. During a Floyd Mayweather fight weekend, you can shop, party, stay out late and do anything you want. The city of Las Vegas has everything.

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