Jim Carrey quotes

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

— Jim Carrey

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“If you've got a talent, protect it. ”

— Jim Carrey

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“Originality is really important. ”

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— 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. ”

— Jim Carrey

“I love playing ego and insecurity combined. ”

— 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

“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, of course. ”

— Jim Carrey

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

— 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. ”

— 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 morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.' ”

— 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

“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

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

— 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 but work and my daughter. She's my first priority. ”

— Jim Carrey

“I just want to be myself. ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— 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. ”

— Jim Carrey