Connect with us


Inspirational Quotes

60 Jim Carrey Quotes On Life, Money, and and Success

Jim Carrey Quotes

Looking for inspirational Jim Carrey quotes?

James Carrey is a Canadian actor and comedian who’s known for his splendid comic performances in films like ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’, ‘The Mask’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘Liar Liar’, and ‘Me, Myself & Irene’. He has won two ‘Golden Globe’ awards and been inducted into the ‘Canadian Walk of Fame’ for his achievements in cinema.

Born on January 17, 1962, in Ontario, Canada, Carrey started performing when he was just a teenager. However, he did not have it easy at the start and was rejected as a performer the first few times.

Carrey faced poverty in his childhood, was unable to finish school, and had to help fend for his family. At one point, his family became homeless after his father lost his job and as a result, they had to live in a minivan parked on a relative’s lawn.

Despite all the challenges, Carrey never lost confidence and never stopped believing in his talent and abilities. He used his Everyday Power and went on to prove to the world that our dreams can come true if work hard for them.

In that regard, here are some uplifting Jim Carrey quotes to inspire you to believe in your dreams and fight for them.


Jim Carrey Quotes On Life, Money, and and Success


1.) 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


2.) Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. – Jim Carrey


3.) It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? – Jim Carrey


4.) Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. – Jim Carrey


5.) I just want to be myself. – Jim Carrey


6.) 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


Jim Carrey Quotes About Success


7.) Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself. – Jim Carrey


8.) 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


9.) Morgan Freeman is so class. He’s so cool. He’s so scary. – Jim Carrey


10.) It’s nice to finally get scripts offered to me that aren’t the ones Tom Hanks wipes his butt with. – Jim Carrey


Motivational Jim Carrey Quotes


11.) People need motivation to do anything. I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. – Jim Carrey


12.) 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


13.) My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. – Jim Carrey


14.) 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


15.) I practiced 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



Jim Carrey Quotes About Hope


16.) 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


17.) 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


18.) If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey


19.) 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


20.) My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian. – Jim Carrey


21.) 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


Jim Carrey Quotes About Life


22.) I love playing ego and insecurity combined. – Jim Carrey


23.) 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


24.) My life is not unlike Truman’s. I can’t go anywhere. – Jim Carrey



25.) My report card always said, ‘Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students’. – Jim Carrey


26.) 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



27.) 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. – Jim Carrey


28.) Originality is really important. – Jim Carrey


29.) 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


Jim Carrey Quotes on Life and Success


30.) 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


31.) 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


32.) 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


33.) 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


34.) A lot of good love can happen in ten years. – Jim Carrey


35.) 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


36.) 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


37.) 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


38.) 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


39.) I absolutely want to have a career where you make’em laugh and make’em cry. It’s all theater. – Jim Carrey


40.) 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


41.) Ever since I started to get recognition I’ve picked out certain fans and reverse-stalked them. – Jim Carrey



Jim Carrey Quotes About Being Yourself and Loving Yourself


42.) But, you know, you can’t be a star at home. – Jim Carrey


43.) I really want to love somebody. I do. I just don’t know if it’s possible forever and ever. – Jim Carrey


44.) 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


45.) 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


46.) I don’t make it in regular channels, and that’s okay for me. – Jim Carrey


47.) “So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it”– Jim Carrey


48.) “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”– Jim Carrey


49.) “I’m making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way”– Jim Carrey


50.) “I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.” – Jim Carrey


More Jim Carrey quotes


51.) “I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire, faith leaps over it.”– Jim Carrey

52.) “If you’ve got a talent, protect it.” – Jim Carrey


53.) “You know the trouble with real life? There’s no danger music.” – Jim Carrey


54.) “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.” – Jim Carrey


55.) “Life doesn’t happen to you. It happens for you.” – Jim Carrey


56.) “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.” ― Jim Carrey


57.) “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” ― Jim Carrey


58.) “Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?”― Jim Carrey


59.) “When things are really bad the only thing to do is laugh” ― Jim Carrey


60.) “For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much.” – Jim Carrey


Which Jim Carrey quotes were your favorite?


Jim Carrey faced a lot of challenges when he was younger. He became homeless at one point and had to drop out of school to help fend for his family.

But despite all these difficulties, he still had the courage to fight for his dreams.

If Carrey had given up after being rejected as a performer the first few times, we would not have great movies like ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ and ‘The Truman Show.’ Hopefully, these Jim Carrey quotes have inspired you to keep believing in yourself and work hard for your dreams.

What other Jim Carrey quotes would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about them.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *