21 Jim Carrey Quotes That’ll Motivate You to Do Something With Your Life

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Motivational Jim Carrey Quotes

Despite that ridiculous laugh and goofy smile, Jim Carrey sure does have a lot of serious wisdom to offer.

Becoming one of the most famous comedians to appear on the big screens wasn't just handed to Carrey. The actor actually comes from extremely humble beginnings. It's no wonder he's left us with some remarkable quotes to live by.

Carrey preaches the importance of following your dreams and believing in yourself. His successful career is proof of just that. You can make something spectacular out of absolutely nothing if you work hard and apply yourself. Life isn't fair, so why not just have fun? And if you don't believe us, you'll have to take it up with Carrey after reading these inspirational quotes!

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Words of Wisdom From Jim Carrey

  • "Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them."

  • "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."

  • "It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?"

  • "My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh."

  • "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."

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  • "If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret."

  • "Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased."

  • "Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting."

  • "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."

  • "Originality is really important."

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Jim Carrey Quotes To Live By

  • "My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "I'm making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way."

  • "I don't believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire, faith leaps over it."

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Jim Carrey Quotes To Inspire You

  • "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."

  • "Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don't limit myself."

  • "People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation."

  • "I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself."

  • "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."

  • "But, you know, you can't be a star at home."