My mother was a professional sick person she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It’s just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she’s the daughter of alcoholics who’d leave her alone at Christmas time.


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I’m the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it’s still about the work.


Jim Carrey

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My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.


Jim Carrey

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I’m so wrapped up in my work that it’s often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.


Jim Carrey

896

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.


Jim Carrey

896

Creative people don’t behave very well generally. If you’re looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you’re gonna be depressed real fast. I don’t have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She’s my first priority.


Jim Carrey

896

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


Jim Carrey

896

Creative people don’t behave very well generally. If you’re looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you’re gonna be depressed real fast. I don’t have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She’s my first priority.


Jim Carrey

896

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.


Jim Carrey

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What I have in common with the character in ’Truman’ is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.


Jim Carrey

896

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.


Jim Carrey

896

Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn’t been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that’s really worthwhile.


Jim Carrey

896

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.


Jim Carrey

896

I’m so wrapped up in my work that it’s often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.


Jim Carrey

896

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.


Jim Carrey

896

If you’ve got a talent, protect it.


Jim Carrey

896

That’s the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they’d be like, ’Yeah, big deal. I’d eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you’re pulling down.’


Jim Carrey

896

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

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The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, ’Is that a $20 million take?’ That kind of thing, and being self-critical.


Jim Carrey

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I haven’t been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I’ve been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don’t blow money. I don’t have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I’ve already had that experience.


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