Jim Carrey

Born: January 17, 1962

Occupation: Actor

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Jim Carrey

It's time to P-A-R-T-Why? Because I gotta!

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Jim Carrey

All i want to make sure of is that she's doing something she loves. watch your kids when they sit down and absolutely get lost in something. maybe that's what they should be doing-the thing they're dying...

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Jim Carrey

I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. You seem to prefer the latter.

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Jim Carrey

50 years: here's a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren't doing what you love, then...

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Jim Carrey

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.

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Jim Carrey

Don't you just hate it, when you are in bed with three beautiful women, and the least attractive one whispers: save it for me!

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Jim Carrey

When someone you love dies, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming.

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Jim Carrey

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more,...

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Jim Carrey

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.'

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Jim Carrey

If you've got a talent, protect it.

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Jim Carrey

I love playing ego and insecurity combined.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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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.

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Jim Carrey

I just want to be myself.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.

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Jim Carrey

People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

Originality is really important.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don't limit myself.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.

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Jim Carrey

Morgan Freeman is so class. He's so cool. He's so scary.

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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!'

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Jim Carrey

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!

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.'

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

My life is not unlike Truman's. I can't go anywhere.

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Jim Carrey

My report card always said, 'Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students'.

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Jim Carrey

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...

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Jim Carrey

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...

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

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...

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Jim Carrey

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...

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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.

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Jim Carrey

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...

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Jim Carrey

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...

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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...

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Jim Carrey

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.

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Jim Carrey

It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. Maybe it's not meant for me to settle down and be married.

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Jim Carrey

Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.

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Jim Carrey

It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along. It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes.

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Jim Carrey

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.

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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.

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Jim Carrey

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...

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Jim Carrey

I'd like to thank my mother, my father, the Academy. I'm sorry. I was thinking of something else.

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Jim Carrey

Just because I rock doesn't mean I am made of stone.

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Jim Carrey

There are peaks, there are valleys. But they're all kind of carved and smoothed out, and it feels like a low level of despair you live in. Where you're not getting any answers, but you're living OK. And...

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Jim Carrey

Choose love and don't ever let fear turn you away from your playful heart

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Jim Carrey

I don't hate you for loving you. I just hate my heart for choosing someone like you.

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Jim Carrey

The dating process is not normal for me.

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Jim Carrey

I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they'd see it wasn't the answer to anything.

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Jim Carrey

I cannot be contained...bec ause I am the container

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Jim Carrey

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future, but all it will ever be is what's happening...

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Jim Carrey

My psychiatrist says I have a messiah complex. But I forgave him.

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Jim Carrey

You might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

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Jim Carrey

Isn't it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?

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Jim Carrey

If we (Lauren and Jim) ever get married, we're just going to put helmets on, run into each other from a hundred yards, and smash together like rams

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Jim Carrey

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful.

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Jim Carrey

Hope walks through the fire and faith leaps over it.

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Jim Carrey

I would do anything to be anywhere in the vicinity of Eckhart Tolle.

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Jim Carrey

I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That's the thing. You can't just visualize and go eat a sandwich.

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Jim Carrey

Risk being seen in all of your glory.

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Jim Carrey

When I started to realise how important the film was to people I thought there is a lot of negative stuff going on in the world, maybe they need these two people

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Jim Carrey

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much!

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Jim Carrey

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world.

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Jim Carrey

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.

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Jim Carrey

I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love

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Jim Carrey

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Risk being seen in all of your glory

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Jim Carrey

You know the trouble with real life? There's no danger music.

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Jim Carrey

For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much.

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Jim Carrey

As far as I can tell, it's just about letting the universe know what you want and then working toward it while letting go of how it comes to pass.

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Jim Carrey

It’s Better to Fail at What You Love Than Fail at What You Don’t.

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Jim Carrey

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality,

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Jim Carrey

Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself.

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

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

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Jim Carrey

Uh uh uh, turning the car into oncoming traffic...is counterproductive!

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Jim Carrey

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it.

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Jim Carrey

Don't worry if you miss your cue, because there's always doors opening. They keep opening.

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Jim Carrey

Movie offers are out there for me, I just don't hear them yet.

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Jim Carrey

To find real peace you have to let the armor go. 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...

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Jim Carrey

Our eyes are not viewers, they're also projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script, and the working title is 'I'll never...

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Jim Carrey

Take a chance on faith. Not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire and Faith leaps over it.

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Jim Carrey

If I'm not back in 5 minutes, just wait longer.

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Jim Carrey

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world. You will only ever have two choices- love or fear. Choose love, and don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart

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Jim Carrey

Come back here so that I may brain thee!

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Jim Carrey

The era of ‘yes’ has begun.

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Jim Carrey

Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who's afraid of the big black bat?

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Jim Carrey

My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. When I was 12 years...

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Jim Carrey

The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern - just like my dad How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That is all you have to figure out The...

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Jim Carrey

I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine, where the women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about Aspen.

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Jim Carrey

I wrote myself a check for ten million dollars for acting services rendered and dated it Thanksgiving 1995. I put it in my wallet and it deteriorated. And then, just before Thanksgiving 1995, I found out...

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Jim Carrey

Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^

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Jim Carrey

I’ve often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it’s not where they’re gonna find their sense of completion. Like many of you, I...

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Jim Carrey

I think if we all acted the way we felt, four out of eight people at a dinner table would be sitting there sobbing.

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Jim Carrey

Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.

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Jim Carrey

I discovered a new thing in the Lord's Prayer that kind of hit me. "on earth as it is heaven" to me it means whatever you take out into the world is what you're going to draw out. like those days when...

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Jim Carrey

I would challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they're grateful for, even stupid little things like the green grass that made them feel good, the friendly conversation they had with somebody...

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Jim Carrey

I was on Prozac for a long time. It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever.

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