Jim Carrey quotes

Born
January 17, 1962 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation
Actor, comedian.

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances. Carrey first gained recognition in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color.

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
– 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.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
I don’t make it in regular channels, and that’s okay for me.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
Originality is really important.
– Jim Carrey
I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.
– Jim Carrey
Morgan Freeman is so class. He’s so cool. He’s so scary.
– Jim Carrey
Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased.
– Jim Carrey
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
People need motivation to do anything. I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation.
– Jim Carrey
Ever since I started to get recognition I’ve picked out certain fans and reverse-stalked them.
– 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.’
– 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!’
– Jim Carrey
My life is not unlike Truman’s. I can’t go anywhere.
– Jim Carrey
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
– 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.
– 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.’
– Jim Carrey
It’s nice to finally get scripts offered to me that aren’t the ones Tom Hanks wipes his butt with.
– Jim Carrey
Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
But, you know, you can’t be a star at home.
– Jim Carrey
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
I absolutely want to have a career where you make’em laugh and make’em cry. It’s all theater.
– Jim Carrey
A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
– Jim Carrey
My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.
– Jim Carrey
If you’ve got a talent, protect it.
– Jim Carrey
I love playing ego and insecurity combined.
– Jim Carrey
I just want to be myself.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey
I really want to love somebody. I do. I just don’t know if it’s possible forever and ever.
– 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.
– Jim Carrey