Besides being an amazing actor, impressionist, screenwriter and film maker, Jim Carrey is also someone who has gained a lot of wisdom over the years, and a deeper understanding on how life works. And today I will share with you some of his most inspiring quotes compiled 15 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Jim Carrey.
1. You are the light of the world.
“Ultimately, we’re not the avatars we create. We’re not the pictures on the film stock. We are the light that shines through it. All else is just smoke and mirrors. Distracting, but not truly compelling.” ~ Jim Carrey
2. Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.
“Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.” ~ Jim Carrey
3. Here and now is where life is.
“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” ~ Jim Carrey
“You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts and worrying about the pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what’s happening here and the decisions we make in this moment.” ~ Jim Carrey
4. Ask and you shall receive.
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.” ~ 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
5. Take a chance on doing what you love.
“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
When you see challenges as beneficial, you can deal with them in the most productive way.
“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
6. Your soul is not contained within the limits of your body.
“My soul is not contained within the limits of my body. My body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.” ~ Jim Carrey
7. Forget safety.
“My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive.” ~ Jim Carrey
8. Nothing in this world is bigger than yourself.
“I was concerned about going out in the world and doing something bigger than myself, until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself!” ~ Jim Carrey
9. Don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.
“You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.” ~ Jim Carrey
“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.” ~ Jim Carrey
10. Everything changes. Nothing ever stays the same.
“Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.” ~ Jim Carrey
11. Money and fame are not the answer.
“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
12. To find real peace, you have to let your armor fall.
“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
13. The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” ~ Jim Carrey
14. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.
“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
15. For sensitive people, the noise can be too much.
“For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much.” ~ Jim Carrey