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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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It's Better to Fail at What You Love Than Fail at What You Don't. Jim Carrey
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Uh uh uh, turning the car into oncoming traffic...is counterproductive! 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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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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The wonderful thing about digital process is that I can be cast in films that I would never be cast in. If I have it in my soul to play the character it doesn't matter what my face looks like, or my age. It's really liberating. Jim Carrey
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There was a time when people said, 'Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.' Now they just say, 'Pay him! Jim Carrey
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I'm always trying to complicate things. For some reason I'll go, "Well, maybe I can get that in," and stuff like that. I always make it really hard for myself. Jim Carrey
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I'm not always looking for the laugh. I'm not the guy who sits in and listens to conversations and wants to jump in with something hilarious every two seconds. I actually do listen to people. Jim Carrey
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The exit from agony is always there. The tunnel out of the agony sector is always in front of you and yet you don't take it. You don't take it by choice. You want to indulge a lot and be in pain. The easiest way out is to write a list of what you're grateful for. If everybody literally did that before they went to bed at night, there'd be no unhappy people. Jim Carrey
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I love stories about teachers. For some reason I can't get enough of those kind of stories. If I turn a movie on about a teacher, I love it. I love that idea of an adult influence on kids. Jim Carrey
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but can everyone simply choose the path he loves? someone has to take the ordinary jobs. all i know is, that worked for me. and it didn't work for other people i know to get a so-called safe job, because there's no such thing anymore. the only thing that stays constant is the idea that people have to escape. Jim Carrey
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i'm a perfectionist, so i'm never satisfied with myself. i've always been psychotic about that kind of stuff-in a good way. i'm very disciplined. like the food and the whole thing, i'm always looking to "how can i eventually just turn into a ball of light and fly off the planet?". until that happens and God basically pull the blinds back, i will not be satisfied... if i found out that if i ate pine nuts for the next month i could see God, i'd be eating pine nuts. Jim Carrey
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I wanted to be a veterinarian for about a week of my life when I was a kid. But I found out about the whole euthanasia thing and I said, I can't commit to that, sorry! Jim Carrey
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Well this is just a fist. But when I start throwing it around I can leave one hell of a mess. Jim Carrey
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Life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you. Jim Carrey
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There is a huge difference between a dog that is going to eat you in your mind and an actual dog that's going to eat you. Jim Carrey
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That peace that we're after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself. You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace, you have to let the armor fall. Jim Carrey
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The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern. I dubbed it, 'The church of freedom from concern,' or 'FFC. Jim Carrey
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A better you means a better universe. Jim Carrey
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Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. Jim Carrey
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It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left? Jim Carrey
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People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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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
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But, you know, you can't be a star at home. Jim Carrey
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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
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The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical. Jim Carrey
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150 people die every year from being hit by falling coconuts. Not to worry, drug makers are developing a vaccine. 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 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
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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
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You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world. Jim Carrey
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Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Risk being seen in all of your glory Jim Carrey
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My soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul. Jim Carrey
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Don't worry if you miss your cue, because there's always doors opening. They keep opening. Jim Carrey
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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
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The era of 'yes' has begun. Jim Carrey
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I cannot be contained...bec ause I am the container Jim Carrey
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I don't believe in bad people. I believe that people, somewhere inside, have the potential to realize themselves. Jim Carrey
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Everybody expects the fairy tale - you're going to be together forever with somebody. I don't really subscribe to that. I'd love that to happen if that happened, but ten years is enough. Ten years is a good thing with somebody, I think. It's a nice thing. A lot of good love can happen in ten years. Jim Carrey
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Lots of people say if you dredge too much stuff up, you'll go crazy - "You'll go insane!" But for a comedian, insanity is not a problem. It's a goal. Jim Carrey
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[The highs and lows of show business is] a rollercoaster for sure. There's so many highs, there's just moments of your life where you go, "Wow I can't believe how insanely lucky I am," and then you can turn around and the next moment feel so completely caught up in your own wanting, and desiring, and needing and feel like somehow you're missing something. It's just higher the high, the lower the low. Jim Carrey
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I love the idea that 'a person is a person no matter how small'. Jim Carrey
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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
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I try to stay in decent shape always. I pride myself on staying at least a month away from really good shape. Jim Carrey
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It's always fun to do something that you know ultimately is not about the money, and it's certainly not the fame because it's a pain in the ass, but it's really the person in the seat you think about when you sit in the rooms and write, and you do all the things you have to do. Jim Carrey
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I"ve often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it's not where they"re gonna find their sense of completion. 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. My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul. Jim Carrey
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Always turn your wheel in the direction of the skid. Jim Carrey
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I enjoy fame except when I'm with my daughter. Kids stop me all the time and I don't want her to be jealous of the attention. Also, sometimes I just want to be left alone and I refuse to make rubber faces. That's when they start asking, What's the matter, man, don't you like your job? I say, Yeah, I like my job. But I also like having sex, and I'm not going to do that in front of you either. Jim Carrey
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Dry land is not a myth. I've seen it. Kevin Costner. Waterworld. I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules! Jim Carrey
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The era of "yes" has begun. Jim Carrey
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Like most Catholic boys, I wanted to be Jesus Christ. I could never get the turn-the-other-cheek thing down, though. Jim Carrey
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The purpose of art is to bring people into presence. Jim Carrey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted. Jim Carrey
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I got paid a lot of money at one point so the focus became, for a lot of people, about that, but for me, it's always been the same goal: To stop the world for people. Jim Carrey
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The dating process is not normal for me. Jim Carrey
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For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much. Jim Carrey
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So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality, Jim Carrey
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