20 Jim Carrey quotes to make you feel better about yourself

"Just because I rock doesn't mean I'm made of stone."

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In our on-going pursuit to dissect, examine, and disseminate quotes of today’s greatest free-thinkers and philosophers, today we take a look at some popular Jim Carrey quotes, the first Canadian to talk through his butt on the big screen. As an actor, producer, and comedian Jim Carrey has captured the adoration of fans worldwide dating back to 1990 when he first made his splash on In Living Color, and then exploded into the mainstream with hit after hit in the 90s on his way to becoming one of the highest paid actors Hollywood has ever seen. Along that road he has left us with some indelible memories, and today we take a look back at a few handpicked Jim Carrey quotes that I hope will brighten your day just a little bit.

Popular quotes can serve both as a reminder of humility, a source of humor and a catalyst of inspiration. So if popular quotes is what you fancy then be sure to check out past editions of this post here.

"Free cable is the ultimate aphrodisiac."

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"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."

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"Always turn your wheel in the direction of the skid."

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"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."


"He who hesitates, masturbates."


"Until "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", no actor had considered talking through his ass."


"I practiced making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course."

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

"There is nothing like making love to somebody you give a shit about."


"The inner child runs rampant. They're just smaller, that's all."


"You can't be a star at home."


"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."


"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."


"I've been dubbed the man most responsible for the dumbing of America, so obviously I don't put much stock into thoughts like (the theme of the 'dumbing down' of contemporary comedy). People love to laugh, and most people can find humor in just about anything, which is great. Trying to label or categorize comedy is ridiculous. I mean, if you laugh at a fart joke, does that make you a moron? I don't think so."

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"I'm just a freak like the rest of us. I'd say I've had an even flow of neediness through my whole life, and I got kind of clever about it early. I remember starting out imitating records in the back of the classroom, and when the teacher singled me out and tried to make me feel embarrassed by saying, 'Get up and do that in front of the whole class,' it marked the end of all normal life."

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

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"Many comics start out by trying to heal their family. That's how you get good. Your drunken grandparents leave and you turn around as a seven-year-old child and imitate them. That is how it began for me, bringing comic relief to my family."

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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."

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"Good morning! And in case I don't see you: good afternoon, good evening and good night."

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