Liberal Arts Blog — Jim Carrey: The Wisdom of a Fool
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Today’s Topic: Jim Carrey (1962 — ): The Wisdom of a Fool
Jim Carrey always bugged me. Something rubbed me the wrong way. He was too in your face. Very annoying. Then this week I came across a few things he said that struck me as quite funny, so I decided to find out if he had said anything else worth sharing. I was not disappointed. Experts — please chime in. Correct, elaborate, elucidate.
GREAT MEN, MARRIAGE, GOD
1. “Behind every great man, there is a woman rolling her eyes.”
2. “Are you marrying the guy because you are mad at me?”
3. “God, why do you hate me?”
WAITING FOR ME, SOLITUDE, LESSON FROM MY FATHER
1. “If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.”
2. “Solitude is dangerous. It’s very addictive. It becomes a habit after you realize how peaceful and calm it is. It’s like you don’t want to deal with people anymore because they drain your energy.”
3. “My father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that 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. 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.”
CURRENCIES, LIGHTHOUSES, LOOKING BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS
1. “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”
2. “I feel that we’re all lighthouses, and my job is to shine my light as brightly as I can to the darkness.”
3. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.”
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