Top 15 Inspiring Jim Carrey Quotes

Jim Carrey is now known as one of the best comedians to appear on the big screen, but he didn’t always have it easy. When he was young, his father lost his job and as a result, the whole family had to live in a minivan parked on a relative’s lawn. But despite all this, Carrey remained a true believer in the law of attraction.

If you ask Jim Carrey, he will insist that his life is proof that the universe does listen to our wishes. While still living in Canada and with almost no money in his bank account, Jim Carrey would visualize actors and directors telling him how they liked his work.

At the age of 28, when he was still struggling as a young comedian, he wrote himself a check for 10 million dollars and gave himself 5 years to cash it in. In the memo, he wrote: “For acting services rendered.” He kept it in his wallet it until July 1995, a few weeks before his self-imposed deadline when he found out he would be making 10 million dollars for his role in Dumb and Dumber.

But he tells this story by also reminding us that you still have to work hard to get there. In his own words and in a very Jim Carrey way he says: “ You can’t just visualize it and then go eat a sandwich.”

Top 15 Inspiring Jim Carrey Quotes

Here are 15 of the most inspiring Jim Carrey quotes that will change your view on life and success.

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

– Jim Carrey

“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.”

― Jim Carrey

“It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?”

– Jim Carrey

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

– Jim Carrey

Top 15 Inspiring Jim Carrey Quotes

“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

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.”

– Jim Carrey

“Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased.”

– Jim Carrey

“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

Top 15 Inspiring Jim Carrey Quotes

“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.”

– Jim Carrey

“My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.”

– Jim Carrey

“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

“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

“I’m making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way”

– Jim Carrey

Top 15 Inspiring Jim Carrey Quotes

“I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire, faith leaps over it.”

– Jim Carrey

“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”

– Jim Carrey

Finally, Check out this truly inspiring Speech by Jim Carrey:

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