Jim Carrey quotes

“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

“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'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

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

— 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

“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

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

— 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. ”

— Jim Carrey

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

— 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 a human being. ”

— Jim Carrey

“A lot of good love can happen in ten years. ”

— 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 of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends. ”

— 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! ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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. ”

— 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 catch her right before she hits the ground and then kiss her. ”

— 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

“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

“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

“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

“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. ”

— 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

“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. ”

— 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. ”

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jim Carrey

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

— 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. ”

— Jim Carrey
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