Jim Carrey Quotes

- Notable Jim Carrey Quotes Index -

Born: January 17, 1962, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Occupation: Actor

1.
A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
- Jim Carrey

2.
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.
- Jim Carrey

3.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

4.
But, you know, you can't be a star at home.
- Jim Carrey

5.
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.
- Jim Carrey

6.
Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.
- Jim Carrey

7.
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.
- Jim Carrey

8.
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.
- Jim Carrey

9.
I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid they told me I was being funny.
- Jim Carrey

10.
I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience.
- Jim Carrey

11.
I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.
- Jim Carrey

12.
I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
- Jim Carrey

13.
I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone and don't have to be performing.
- Jim Carrey

14.
I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.
- Jim Carrey

15.
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.'
- Jim Carrey

16.
I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.
- Jim Carrey

17.
I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work.
- Jim Carrey

18.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

19.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
- Jim Carrey

20.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
- Jim Carrey

21.
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

22.
Morgan Freeman is so class. He's so cool. He's so scary.
- Jim Carrey

23.
My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.
- Jim Carrey

24.
My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.
- Jim Carrey

25.
My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
- Jim Carrey

26.
My mother was a professional sick person she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time.
- Jim Carrey

27.
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.
- Jim Carrey

28.
That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'
- Jim Carrey

29.
The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.
- Jim Carrey

30.
What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' 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.
- Jim Carrey

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