Jim Carrey Quotes

I've never been one to sit back and go, 'I'd better do what the audience wants me to do, because I don't want to lose them.'.. view

By: Jim Carrey

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... view

By: Jim Carrey

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!'.. view

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We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love. I was extremely loved. We always felt we had each other... view

By: Jim Carrey

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... view

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When the first big paycheque with 'Dumb And Dumber' hit, I went: 'Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?' But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe... view

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Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me... view

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You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I'll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being... view

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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... view

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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... view

By: Jim Carrey

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... view

By: Jim Carrey

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... view

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I absolutely want to have a career where you make'em laugh and make'em cry. It's all theater... view

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Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes... view

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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.'.. view

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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... view

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A lot of good love can happen in ten years... view

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I don't make it in regular channels, and that's okay for me... view

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I don't care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter... view

By: Jim Carrey

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

By: Jim Carrey

Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased... view

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Ever since I started to get recognition I've picked out certain fans and reverse-stalked them... view

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For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends... view

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Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life. I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower!.. view

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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.. view

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I try to do something the audience might not have seen before. Like if I'm gonna kiss a girl I wanna kiss her like a girl has never been kissed. Like maybe I would kick her legs out from under her and catch her right before she hits the ground and then kiss her... view

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If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic, then I would be sitting in my house today working on my Leonardo DiCaprio impression... view

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But, you know, you can't be a star at home... view

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I've tried everything. I've done therapy, I've done colonics. I went to a psychic who had me running around town buying pieces of ribbon to fill the colors in my aura. Did the Prozac thing... view

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I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged... view

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I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful... view

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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... view

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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... view

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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... view

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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... view

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If you've got a talent, protect it... view

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I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I'd have a hairy conniption. I'd just go crazy... view

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

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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... view

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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... view

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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... view

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I really want to love somebody. I do. I just don't know if it's possible forever and ever... view

By: Jim Carrey