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Jim Carrey Quotes

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey quotes: here are the most popular quotes and one liners from actor Jim Carrey.

“I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe.  I’m just trying to create a good one for myself.”

“I don’t care if people think I am an over-actor, as long as they enjoy what I do.  People who think that would call van Gogh an over-painter.”

“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.”

“My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am.  I will always be proud to be a Canadian.”

“Beware of the unloved, because they will eventually hurt themselves… or others.”

“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.  What we really want seems impossibly out of reach so we never dare to ask the universe for it.  I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.”

“I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs.  Life is just too beautiful.”

“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation.  Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything.  Period.  If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.”

Originality is really important.”

“I’ve often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams of wealth and fame so they could see that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion.”

“Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased.”

“Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.”

“I’m a hard guy to live with.  I’m like a caged animal.  I’m up all night walking around the living room.  It’s hard for me to come down from what I do.”

“I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is.  Because you can lose it.'”

“I want to be the greatest actor that ever lived, frankly.  I’d love that.  But I don’t need to be.  I just want to be here.  That’s it.”

“There was a time when people said, ‘Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.’  Now they just say, ‘Pay him!'”

“I can tell you that the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”

“It’s nice to finally get scripts offered to me that aren’t the ones Tom Hanks wipes his butt with.”

“You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts and worrying about the pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what’s happening here and the decisions we make in this moment.”

“Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself.”

“I’m making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way.”

“Creative people don’t behave very well generally.  If you’re looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you’re gonna be depressed real fast.  I don’t have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter.  She’s my first priority.”

“My focus is to forget the pain of life.  Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it.  And laugh.”

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.”

“What I have in common with the character in The Truman Show is this incredible need to please people.  I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.  And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.”

“One thing I hope I’ll never be is drunk with my own power.  And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.”

“That peace that we’re after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself.  You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace, you have to let the armor fall.”

“I don’t believe in hope.  Hope is a beggar.  Hope walks through the fire; faith leaps over it.”

“My soul is not contained within the limits of my body.  My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.”

“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.  Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form.  Risk being seen in all of your glory.”

“Before I do anything, I think, ‘Well what hasn’t been seen?’  Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society.  And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that’s really worthwhile.”

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