“Don’t Worry if you Miss your Cue, because there’s Always Doors Opening.”


It’s a completely wonderful and incredibly inspiring commencement address to let those little soldiers, who are equipped with all required tricks and knowledge, realize that it is the perfect time to go out and fight their own battle to make this world a better place and live a life worth living. Jim Carrey offers some real-world advice at the Maharishi University in Iowa in his own way – oftentimes making weird and goofy expressions and at times in serious and subdued tones.

Following are some of the notable quotes from Jim Carrey’s Speech:

“Life doesn’t happen to you but it happens for you. How do I know this? I don’t know it’s true but I am making sound and that’s important thing.”

“I used to think Jim Carrey is all that I was… Just a flickering light… A dancing shadow …The great nothing masquerading as something you can name…..Dwelling in forts and castles made of witches – wishes! Sorry, a Freudian slip there…..Seeking shelter in caves and foxholes, dug out hastily….An archer searching for his target in the mirror….Wounded only by my own arrows….Begging to be enslaved….Pleading for my chains….Blinded by longing and tripping over paradise – can I get an “Amen”?!

“I have no limits..I can’t be contained because I am the container..you can’t contain the container”

“Our eyes are not viewers they are also projectors they are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time, fear is writing that script..now fear is going to be the player in your life you get to decide how much you can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathways of the future but all there will ever be what’s happening here in the decision we make in this moment which are based on either love or fear.”

“You can fail what you don’t want so you might think as well to take a chance doing what you love.”

“I used to believe that who I was ended at the edge of my skin, that I had been given this little vehicle called a body from which to experience creation, and though I couldn’t have asked for a sportier model, (laughter) it was after all a loaner and would have to be returned. Then, I learned that everything outside the vehicle was a part of me, too, and now I drive a convertible. Top down wind in my hair!”

“We are not the avatars we create, we are not the picture in the film stars, we are the light that shines through all else is just smoke in mirror, distracting but are not truly compelling.”

“I have often said that I wish people realize their dreams, wealth and fame so that they could see that not where you could find sense of completion . I can tell you from my experience that the effect you have on others is most valuable currency there is because everything you gain in life will rock and fall apart and all that will be left of you what was in your heart.”

“Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself, until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself,” the “Dumb and Dumber”

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

“Now, I’m always at the beginning. I have a reset button called presence and I ride that button constantly.”

This is the voice of your ego. If you listen to it, there will always be someone who seems to be doing better than you. No matter what you gain, ego will not let you rest. It will tell you that you cannot stop until you’ve left an indelible mark on the earth, until you’ve achieved immortality. How tricky is the ego that it would tempt us with the promise of something we already possess.

“Don’t worry if you miss your cue, because there’s always doors opening. They keep opening.”

“I don’t believe in hope, hope is the beggar, hope walks through the fire and faith leaps over it. You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world and after you walk through these doors today you will only have two choices love and fear..chose love and don’t ever let fear turn you against your play for heart”

“Your job is not to figure out how it’s going to happen for you, but to open the door in your head, and when the door opens in real life, just walk through it.”

“I’ve often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams of wealth and fame so they could see that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion.”

“Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.”

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

“You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world and after you walk through those doors today, you will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”

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

  • Tara Nair

    Really good post full of eminent quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  • Soul Seeker

    I never heard a comedian sound so spiritual. He is indeed an enlightened soul.
    Great collection of quotes. Thank you.

  • This man is spiritual genius.

  • Pretty good quotes..Jim Carrey is really inspirational person and so are his quotes. Thanks for sharing Mousumi.