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Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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My report card always said, 'Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students'. Jim Carrey
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It's nice to finally get scripts offered to me that aren't the ones Tom Hanks wipes his butt with. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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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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I don't make it in regular channels, and that's okay for me. Jim Carrey
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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. Jim Carrey
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I expected that most of my career would be in dramatic acting. My hero was James Dean. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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The future is now! Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer. You'll be able to visit the Louvre on one channel, or watch female wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home, or play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam. There's no end to the possibilities! Jim Carrey
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I don't believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough. In ten years, you can give a lot of love. Jim Carrey
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comedy is a high form of art becaus it brings us more joy than anything else, practically but at the same time, it doesn't get a lot of respect. that's the sacrifice you make to do it. Jim Carrey
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The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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Movie offers are out there for me, I just don't hear them yet. Jim Carrey
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I try to do something the audience might not have seen before. Jim Carrey
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All there will ever be is what's happening here. Decisions we make in this moment are based on either love or fear. So many of us choose our path out of fear, disguised as practicality. Jim Carrey
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I've often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams of wealth and fame so they could see that it's not where you'll find your sense of completion. Jim Carrey
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There are two thoughts that will ensure success in all you do; (1) Don't tell everything you know, and (2) until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass. Jim Carrey
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As far as I'm concerned, everything bad that happens in the world stems from the same place, they're people who don't feel important. Jim Carrey
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One of my mission statements with all of my art has been to stop the world for people. I want to stop the worrying and stop the world. Jim Carrey
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You might as well take a chance on doing what you love. Jim Carrey
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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
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I always have been introspective, since I was a little kid, since I could remember, I was sitting in a closet trying to write out the meaning of the universe. That's been my whole life. Jim Carrey
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Comedy started out as my hobby and then it became my profession. It's like being on call all the time, like having a built-in beeper. You can't just leave the office and relax because you never know when you'll think of something funny. Jim Carrey
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I really have always thought of myself as somebody who lives in the middle of the wheel and is able to go to the extreme, to the outside of the wheel in any direction. The best case scenario for me is to be able to be centered and then go out. Jim Carrey
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Risk being seen in all of your glory. Jim Carrey
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Movies are great, but the real romance happens right here somewhere as real close-up. Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased, so... It's not a pleasant feeling! 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
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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
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Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased. Jim Carrey
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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
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Morgan Freeman is so class. He's so cool. He's so scary. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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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
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Every character I do is something special to me. Every time you score with a great character relationship in a movie, it becomes your baby. Jim Carrey
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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 do' 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
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My teacher in the seventh grade told me that if I didn't fool around during class, I could have 15 minutes at the end of the day to do a comedy routine. Instead of bugging everybody, I'd figure out my routine. And at the end of the day, I'd get to perform in front of my entire class. I thought it was really smart of her. It's amazing how important that was. Jim Carrey
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I've always believed that you can funnel good things toward yourself by thinking positiviely. Jim Carrey
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Usually you regret the things you say no to. Jim Carrey
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I don't feel any pressure to be funny at all. I'm funny because I want to be funny. I could sit here and be serious for an hour and you would go away and make me much funnier than I am. Jim Carrey
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I think it's important never to look a gift horse in the mouth, never to overlook your talents [and] what you're good at. Jim Carrey
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My career has been in a weird kind of like low-flying under the radar-kind of place. I never made it on "Saturday Night Live" where all my friends did. Jim Carrey
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I don't think anybody should go through life without a team of psychologists. I have been through times when I'm literally squatting in the living room, having one of those open-throated cries, where you're crying all the way to your butthole. I always believed I would come out of it, though. Jim Carrey
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Christmas was really where I started coming into my own as a performer because I did all this stuff on my own, all this performing on my own, When other kids were outside playing, I was in my room conjuring characters and impressions and things like that. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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When someone you love dies, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine, where the women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about Aspen. Jim Carrey
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My father used to brag that I wasn't a ham, I was the whole pig. Jim Carrey
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I'd like to thank my mother, my father, the Academy. I'm sorry. I was thinking of something else. Jim Carrey
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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
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Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience. I think lofty emotions are somehow considered more special. The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour. Jim Carrey
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I was that kid. I was entertaining everybody in the living room and throwing myself down flights of stairs and making the family look special and making my mother feel better and I really wanted to make people happy. That has been my ministry my whole life. I call it The Church of F.F.C. - The Church of Freedom From Concern. And I'm a high priest in that church. Jim Carrey
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There's been a thoughtfulness to everything I do. Even the stupidest things I do have some kind of point. Jim Carrey
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Magicians are definitely more arrogant. They're kind of like "Abra Kadabra, you're an idiot," they don't let you in on the joke. Comedians, you're always in on the joke unless it's Andy Kaufman. Jim Carrey
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The combination of what's written and just being in the moment is always the best way. You gotta start out with something solid and then you play. Jim Carrey
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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
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I want to be a positive force in the world, I would like to make people happy. Jim Carrey
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I don't ever want to stick myself in one category. I do really love making movies, but the thing about live performances is you don't have to wait around. Literally,you have to wait to see what the reaction is to the film, so it's a slower process. But it is enjoyable. Jim Carrey
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The only thing that has ever consumed me is love from time to time. Feeling like, 'What is it? How do I get it?' Jim Carrey
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I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they'd see it wasn't the answer to anything. Jim Carrey
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