25 Greatest Quotes From the Legendary Comedian and Actor.

Jim Carrey is a renowned Hollywood actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter and producer. Jim Carrey is recognized for his highly energetic slapstick comedic performances.

He was born James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Carrey first gained acclaim in 1990 after landing an ongoing role in the sketch comedy TV series “In Living Color.”

Jim Carrey’s first leading movie role was in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” in 1994 as well as “Dumb and Dumber” also in 1994.

Jim Carrey has been recognized with two Golden Globes Awards for Best Actor.

Here are the greatest quotes from Jim Carrey:

My soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul. — Jim Carrey

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

Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass. — Jim Carrey

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful. — Jim Carrey

I would challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they’re grateful for, even stupid little things like the green grass that made them feel good, the friendly conversation they had with somebody on an elavator. You start to realize how rich you are. — Jim Carrey

Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart. — Jim Carrey

What’s yours? How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out. — Jim Carrey

You might as well take a chance on doing what you love. — Jim Carrey

My psychiatrist says I have a messiah complex. But I forgave him. — Jim Carrey

Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth. — Jim Carrey

My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. When I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever we could to survive. 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

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. — Jim Carrey

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

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world. You will only ever have two choices- love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart. — Jim Carrey

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future, but all it will ever be is what’s happening here, the decisions in that we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear. — Jim Carrey

It’s our intention. Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention. — Jim Carrey

I wrote myself a check for ten million dollars for acting services rendered and dated it Thanksgiving 1995. I put it in my wallet and it deteriorated. And then, just before Thanksgiving 1995, I found out I was going to make ten million dollars for Dumb & Dumber. I put that check in the casket with my father because it was our dream together. — Jim Carrey

It’s Better to Fail at What You Love Than Fail at What You Don’t. — 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

To find real peace you have to let the armor go. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. — 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

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. — Jim Carrey

My life is not unlike Truman’s. I can’t go anywhere. — 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

Uh uh uh, turning the car into oncoming traffic… is counterproductive! — Jim Carrey

Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn you away from your playful heart. — Jim Carrey

I have no limits! I cannot be contained because I’m the container. — Jim Carrey

I don’t hate you for loving you. I just hate my heart for choosing someone like you. — Jim Carrey

You are the vanguard of knowledge and consciousness; a new wave in a vast ocean of possibilities. — Jim Carrey

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. — Jim Carrey

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world. — Jim Carrey

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

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

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

In retrospect it always seems to work out that you can look back on something that was a disaster and find some gems in there. — Jim Carrey

There are peaks, there are valleys. But they’re all kind of carved and smoothed out, and it feels like a low level of despair you live in. Where you’re not getting any answers, but you’re living OK. And you can smile at the office. You know? But it’s a low level of despair. I was on Prozac for a long time. It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever. I had to get off at a certain point because I realized that, you know, everything’s just OK. — Jim Carrey

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much! — Jim Carrey

It’s time to P-A-R-T-Why? Because I gotta! — Jim Carrey

I don’t believe in bad people. I believe that people, somewhere inside, have the potential to realize themselves. — Jim Carrey

Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself. — Jim Carrey

Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. — Jim Carrey

I like challenges and I don’t believe in failure. I don’t believe in regrets. I believe suffering, failure – all those concepts – are things that are absolutely necessary to make us the best people that we can be, the best at whatever we want to do. — Jim Carrey

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. — Jim Carrey

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

Our eyes are not viewers, they’re also projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script, and the working title is ‘I’ll never be enough.’ — Jim Carrey

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

If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? — Jim Carrey

I feel like I’ve lived the dream for sure, I’m the luckiest guy in the world and I never forget that. I always feel like I’m proof of positive thought and manifestation, and that faith is more important than talent. But if you have both you’re really doing something. — Jim Carrey

The purpose of art is to bring people into presence. — Jim Carrey

Be grateful. Find something to be grateful for. Don’t do too many things that make you feel like you deserve to lose because we do program our own computers. I believe there is a plus and a minus column and if you end up on the minus column, your own conscience will make you lose. — Jim Carrey

150 people die every year from being hit by falling coconuts. Not to worry, drug makers are developing a vaccine. — Jim Carrey

I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful. — Jim Carrey

Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself. — 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

I’ve always believed that you can funnel good things toward yourself by thinking positively. — Jim Carrey

If you’ve got a talent, protect it. — 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

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

A lot of good love can happen in ten years. — Jim Carrey

I never thought I was finished when people said I was finished, or any of that stuff. I always had this undying belief that even if I was in a wheelchair and I could only move my finger, somehow I would become the guy who does the amazing thing with his finger. — Jim Carrey

I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they’d see it wasn’t the answer to anything. — 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

Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They’d go ‘Oh, man – is that happy guy still out there? — Jim Carrey

Psychologically, it’s what I love to be. Tearing apart a person from the inside out. — Jim Carrey

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

My father used to brag that I wasn’t a ham, I was the whole pig. — Jim Carrey

Take a chance on faith. Not religion, but faith.
Not hope, but faith.
I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar.
Hope walks through the fire and Faith leaps over it. — 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 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 the idea that ‘a person is a person no matter how small’. — Jim Carrey

I said yes to so many things, from a sex change to gastric by-pass surgery, so it’s always paid off for me. — Jim Carrey

Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased. — Jim Carrey

I get excited when the people I work with scare me. I get excited when I’m surrounded by people who make me better and make me stay on my game and challenge me. — Jim Carrey

Acting is divine dissatisfaction. It’s the greatest thing in the world to do, but you are never satisfied with it ever. — Jim Carrey

It’s always good I think in general to have different energies on screen, like it’s nice to have different characters go at different speeds, just like different people work at different speeds. — Jim Carrey

Risk being seen in all of your glory. — Jim Carrey

For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much. — 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

Originality is really important. — Jim Carrey

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

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

Hope walks through the fire and faith leaps over it. — Jim Carrey

50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point? — Jim Carrey

My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted. — Jim Carrey

One thing I hope I’ll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again. — 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

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

You know the trouble with real life? There’s no danger music. — Jim Carrey

Heaven is on the other side of that feeling you get when you’re sitting on the couch and you get up and make a triple-decker sandwich. It’s on the other side of that, when you don’t make the sandwich. It’s about sacrifice…. It’s about giving up the things that basically keep you from feeling. That’s what I believe, anyway. I’m always asking, “What am I going to give up next?” Because I want to feel. — Jim Carrey

I think projects find me. It’s really interesting. Everything I’ve done, from “The Truman Show,” the “Eternal Sunshine” to “Yes Man” and “Bruce Almighty,” always come into my life at the perfect time. — Jim Carrey

A better you means a better universe. — Jim Carrey

Every character is a baby. You can’t choose between them. If you can, you didn’t do your job. You have to fall in love with every character. — Jim Carrey

Usually you regret the things you say no to. — Jim Carrey

I come from the philosophy of: “Whatever happens to me is the greatest thing that could happen, no matter what.” Sometimes in the moment I have a regret, but then I have found myself every time down the line saying to myself: “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for that so called failure.” — Jim Carrey

Free cable is the ultimate aphrodisiac. — Jim Carrey

As far as I can tell, it’s just about letting the universe know what you want and then working toward it while letting go of how it comes to pass. — Jim Carrey

I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. You seem to prefer the latter. — Jim Carrey

I’m not a bible thumper, I’m not any of that stuff, but I do believe that the force is with us. — Jim Carrey

I started out performing as a little boy, I was trying to make my mother feel better and laugh because she was sick and in pain all the time. I found out that I had that power to relieve her. — Jim Carrey