Jim Carrey is a renowned Canadian-American screenwriter, actor, producer, comedian and impressionist. He is distinguished for his highly dynamic slapstick performances. He shot to fame with his recurring role in sketch comedy television series titled ‘In Living Color’ in 1990. Some of his other notable works also include, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Man On The Moon’, ‘The Mask’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Fun With Dick And Jane’ amongst others. He is considered to be a man of legendary comic genius and his energy and outrageous antics have put him on top spot in Hollywood. Following are some thought-provoking and enlightening thoughts, viewpoints, experiences, and opinions shared by the soul who shines his light wherever he goes. Presenting some popular and insightful quotes and thoughts by Jim Carrey on philosophy, eyes, opportunities, motivational, beautiful, coffee, alcohol, focus, happy, humor, risk, family, interesting etc which have been excerpted from his writings, tweets, gigs, work, interviews, public utterances and life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love. I was extremely loved. We always felt we had each other.
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.
I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my garden, and i go, 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.
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.
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.
Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's nice to finally get scripts offered to me that aren't the ones Tom Hanks wipes his butt with.
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.
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.
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.
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.'