Jim Carrey is a Canadian American actor. He was born on 17 January, 1962. His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent, and his father was of French Canadian descent.
He is a multifaceted personality who is an actor and a comedian, producer, artist, and prolific writer. He has a wide range of interests.
He is an energetic person who likes to dive into various professions and reach the pinnacles of success.
Jim Carrey had a natural talent in himself related to acting skills. He developed the art of making face impressions at the age of 10 years. Since he was an expert at face expressions, Carrey wrote a letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett Show, pointing out that he was already a master of impressions and should be considered for a role in the show. He was overjoyed when he received a reply letter. It is after that he began a career in the acting field.
His first leading roles in motion pictures came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well portraying the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995) and was the lead role in Liar Liar (1997).
At the age of 15, Jim Carrey took part in the stand-up comedy in the year 1977 with his father where he did his stand up comedy and face impressions in front of the people.
Carrey rose to fame when he played the lead role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in The Mask movie.
Jim Carrey became the first actor to be paid $20 million for his film The Cable Guy in the year 1996. He also cast his acting skills in the Disney movies like a Christmas carol and the Charles Dickens tale.
Jim Carrey wrote a children's book named How Roland Rolls where he talked about a scared wave named Roland and in the year 2013.
He was also the producer of Rubble Kings, a documentary film. Carrey was honoured by Canada Post with a postage stamp with his portrait on it on August 29, 2014.
Here are some of the famous Jim Carrey quotes.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Jim Carrey talks about talent here.
He says that if a person has a talent, he must take care of it properly, nurture it, provide utmost importance to his talent, and protect it.
A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and a lot of good love can happen between two persons if they understand each other properly.
My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.
Jim Carrey talks about the moral support he received from his father while he was doing his comedy. He says that his father supported him and even helped him through his tough times. He compares his father with the stage mother who always puts his child to perform the best on the stage in front of everyone.
I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.
He talks about how beautiful life is. He is very serious about his health and does not want to indulge in bad things like alcohol, drugs or anything else. He wants to experience life in its entirety and does not want to get interested in bad things, which spoils his life and career.
My report card always said, 'Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students'.
In this quote, Jim Carrey compares himself with other students or actors particularly. He tries to tell us that he always wanted to be the best. So he came first in whichever field he chose and made it tougher for the other people to become like him.
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.
He tries to tell us that one should become whatever he thinks of in his life. He states that to be successful, a person tries to do whatever he wants and be like others to outperform others. He explains that life is very big, and by being successful like becoming rich for getting fame in life doesn't matter at all.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Women are of great power. They support their husbands, and Jim Carrey wants to say that behind every great man there is a woman who always supports and gives moral support to her husband and helps her husband to perform well in his field.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
Life is very big and it provides a huge opportunity for people. People can either make use of that opportunity or they can be afraid of it and be behind in their life. Since life provides opportunities, a person must take advantage of that opportunity and reach the Pinnacle of success. He must never be afraid of that opportunity because it is a chance which life provides to you to prove yourself in front of the whole world.
It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
Jim Carrey talks about dreams in this quote. He tries to explain that dreams form an essential part of a human being, and a person must never be afraid of dreaming big in life and converting them into a reality. One must not worry more about his future but rather dream big and do his work properly so that he can make his dream come true.
My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
Jim Carrey talks about the pain which life provides to everyone. He tries to tell us that one must not be much bothered with the pain which life provides but rather one must not pay attention to it and leave it so that it reduces in size and the person must let it go. Only then a person can maintain a peaceful life and prosper.
If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
One must always pay attention to the present and must not worry about the future. Many people in this world are bothered about their future or their past. One must always remember that by thinking of the future, a person can do nothing, but thinking about the past can only gain pain and regret in his life. So it is better to be present at the moment and feel the bliss of life.
Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased.
Here, Jim Carrey talks about the future of an individual. He says that either a person can be prominent in his field or he is getting erased in his profession by not working hard. So it's better to be the one who leads in his field.
Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.
Desperation is an important ingredient in a successful person's life because it is desperation only which leads him to his way. If a person is desperate, he can learn anything in life and outsmart others.
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.
One must never avoid nature because it nourishes everyone. We are so busy that we have avoided the impact of nature in our lives. We must be close to nature because nature provides peace and tranquillity to the mind.
My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.
Soul is a vast term and it cannot be expressed in a few lines. Soul is infinite. Soul cannot be contained in a physical form in the form of a body, but it is limitless and present in the whole universe.
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.
Our parents are really the supporting pillar of life. They teach us many things that form a part of life. Many tips given by them help us move through the difficulties and challenges present in life, and they also tell us that to succeed, one must love his work deeply.
I don't believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire, faith leaps over it.
Faith has great power; it is limitless beyond anything. It has great power which can turn the impossible into possible. So have faith and move ahead.
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.
Being alone relaxes our mind and one can meet a wonderful person in the world by being alone. When we are alone experience the divinity in ourselves. We do not have to perform in front of anyone, but by being alone, we stay in the present moment and experience life to its full potential.
I just want to be myself.
One must always be true to himself. You must not copy anyone but be in his own original form in front of the people. We do not have to be like others, but we have to be who we are. We have to realise ourselves only then we can be happy.
Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don't limit myself.
Never ever underestimate your power. You are a great source of energy. Believe in yourself and do not listen to those people who hate you or put you down in front of others. Listen to yourself, follow your heart, be happy and move ahead in life.
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