Top 263 YouTube Quotes of 2020

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“I usually just go on Google and spend my hours just Googling Jennifer Beals. I think it’s possible that I have a slightly unordinary obsession with her. YouTube videos. Interviews with her. Pictures I put on my desktop and my phone.”

― Adhir Kalyan

“By the time I’m in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.”

― Al Yankovic

“We want to be like a YouTube for viral images.”

― Alan Schaaf

“YouTube is my first love.”

― Alessia Cara

“I never thought I’d have a career because of YouTube.”

― Alessia Cara

“I don’t really have time to watch too much, but I like ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Entourage.’ I’m also obsessed with the YouTube series ‘Balls of Steel.’ It’s hilarious.”

― Alexander Ludwig

“YouTube is covered in comments that would be better expressed – and better spelled – via a simple thumbs-up or down.”

― Alexandra Petri

“I was on Tumblr when I was 12 or 13. I was on YouTube, too. I had a channel and made music videos. It had 50,000 subscribers.”

― Alexis Ren

“I wanted to be a venture capitalist and join Sequoia Capital. They’ve financed and helped built some really special and enormously successful companies, including Google, Yahoo, Paypal, YouTube, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, and also Zappos.”

― Alfred Lin

“YouTube clips get millions, billions of hits. Reality TV programs have their own channels. How can movies attempt to compete with these kinds of numbers? And do we even need to? Are we scaring ourselves by unnecessary comparisons, by not comparing apples with apples?”

― Alison Owen

“I went on YouTube and saw videos of Angelina Jolie on some talk show showing people switchblade tricks, and I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“I think the advent of things like YouTube have made it possible for creators to tell stories cheaply and efficiently and to have a built-in audience.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“YouTube came out when I was a sophomore in college, and I feel like I was one of the first people to put musical theater stuff online.”

― Andrew Keenan-Bolger

“One of the first jokes I wrote was this nail salon bit that ended up blowing up on YouTube. That’s kind of what propelled me into standup.”

― Anjelah Johnson

“Phone screens are too small to properly appreciate YouTube videos.”

― Ann Makosinski

“I’m making 20 times more with Vessel for doing the same amount of work, if not less, than with YouTube.”

― Anna Akana

“I watched a bunch of clips – YouTube clips, because I couldn’t bring myself to watch entire shows – of, you know, ‘Kardashians’ and that kind of thing.”

― Annie Murphy

“Yes, DVDs are gone, but there is this wonderful Internet platform out there called YouTube.”

― Anthony Russo

“The Obama campaign has adeptly used YouTube and social networks as a relatively thrifty way to do targeted messaging.”

― Ari Melber

“My 11-year-old thinks I’m cool because he watches things I’ve made on YouTube.”

― Armando Iannucci

“I just said, ‘I need to do something because staying up and watching YouTube and late night TV is not cool,’ so I just decided to write a script.”

― Ashley Thomas

“I would go on the iTunes chart and see the hottest songs, then I’d cover them. People would go on YouTube and search for those songs. That’s how I got my views. I’d post two or three songs a week.”

― Austin Mahone

“Since developing my blog and YouTube channel in 2013, Little Lights of Mine, I’ve connected with some of the most passionate people around the world.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I started my whole career on Soundcloud and YouTube and was always looking for recourses to make music.”

― Bakermat

“One of my favorite things on YouTube is the famous 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley at Cambridge University.”

― Bari Weiss

“I got discovered off of YouTube.”

― Becky G

“The Internet is far more engaging as an interactive medium than broadcast. Barriers to creating content are going away; they’re almost gone. People are taking control of their entertainment. People are Tweeting, posting on Facebook and YouTube.”

― Ben Huh

“Technically, web browsers can control what users see, and sites using Javascript can overwrite anything coming from the original authors. Browsers heavily utilize Javascript to create an interactive Internet; sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail could be crippled without it.”

― Ben Shapiro

“So many things that I was excited about as a kid were about proximity. The idea that somebody could grow up in rural Iowa and be into break dancing because of YouTube – that was a really simple, profound idea.”

― Ben Silbermann

“In a pre-YouTube world, and in the beginning of the YouTube world, it was more personality-based and centered around very simple content.”

― Benny Fine

“I love ‘Yoga With Adriene’ videos on YouTube, cardio hip-hop, and kickboxing.”

― Beth Behrs

“YouTube videos, they’re more personal and more real than a commercial on TV.”

― Bethany Mota

“YouTube can sometimes be really discouraging. When I first started doing it, I almost stopped doing it.”

― Bethany Mota

“In the beginning of my YouTube channel, I feel like I was doing what everyone else was doing, and I kind of felt very pressured to fit in with everyone.”

― Bethany Mota

“The Internet Treasure companies tend to go public rather than get acquired, although there are clear exceptions, like Instagram, YouTube, Skype and PayPal.”

― Bing Gordon

“The strange thing was, when I was starting on YouTube, even the paradigm of YouTube and Internet sensation – or whatever – that didn’t really exist. So I didn’t even know that that was a thing.”

― Bo Burnham

“There’s a guy on YouTube named Mac Lethal – he spits hot fire.”

― Bobby Moynihan

“YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t know what’s going on in the world.”

― Burnie Burns

“Flash Video made platform sites like YouTube possible as well, and helped kick-start the online video revolution.”

― Burnie Burns

“We started about three years before YouTube existed, so we had to host all the videos on our own servers at a co-location facility. When we got so many hits on our first few videos, and we estimated our bandwidth bill was going to be about $12,000 a month, we knew that we had to establish a business model ASAP.”

― Burnie Burns

“We didn’t join YouTube until late 2008 because when we first looked at it, honestly, I viewed them as a competitor. But then it grew to the point where if you wanted to be part of the conversation, you had to be on YouTube.”

― Burnie Burns

“Even in the days of early YouTube, we always focused on narratives, and we always focused on franchises. We didn’t do a lot of vlogging and stuff like that.”

― Burnie Burns

“Nowadays, you can be a fan of someone that’s not an actor or artist. You can be a fan of someone that makes YouTube videos.”

― Cameron Dallas

“YouTube, as longer form, the content you make there has to keep you entertained for three minutes – or five minutes.”

― Cameron Dallas

“I’ve been doing this since 2011, when I started on Instagram. Building my presence on there was important to my brand, but I wanted to take my audience to other platforms, so I then crossed over to Twitter second, then YouTube third. It wasn’t until I made my fourth crossover to a different platform that I went to Vine.”

― Cameron Dallas

“Because of YouTube, I’m getting fan mail from 10-year-olds and teenagers and college kids.”

― Carol Burnett

“I don’t know of a more noble, a bigger deal as a filmmaker than to be a YouTube filmmaker.”

― Casey Neistat

“I have 60-plus videos on YouTube and over 30 million views. Of those 60, only three or four are branded videos. I built that audience by telling stories the way I like to tell them.”

― Casey Neistat

“I love seeing the way in which young people embrace video, and the YouTube vlogger is a fantastic phenomenon.”

― Casey Neistat

“If you type ‘Salt Flats’ into YouTube, you’ll find 100 amazing videos that were shot out there, but you won’t find any that were shot in the rain.”

― Casey Neistat

“The idea that somebody would go to my YouTube channel and want to watch movies and then be subjected to some terrible car commercial – I don’t like that.”

― Casey Neistat

“YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination.”

― Chad Hurley

“YouTube is committed to balancing the needs of the fan community with those of copyright holders.”

― Chad Hurley

“Advertisers now have a highly targeted opportunity for aligning their brands alongside the entertainment experience people are enjoying on YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“By delivering a wide array of programming to YouTube, the NBA will be able to connect with its existing worldwide fan base and reach a vast new audience that is passionate about basketball.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think a platform such as YouTube has to respect local laws and customs.”

― Chad Hurley

“There’s always going to be a place for YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“Me, personally, I don’t upload video to YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“To see how YouTube has become part of pop culture, it’s been just amazing.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy.”

― Chad Hurley

“My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.”

― Charles Kelley

“I could spend several hours on YouTube every night. It’s all there. I just don’t have enough time.”

― Charlie Rose

“With Net Neutrality, the level playing field that gave us Google, YouTube and eBay when they were start-ups would suddenly start to tilt in favor of the big, established players.”

― Chellie Pingree

“It’s made music more accessible with YouTube and the ability to trade audio files. But it hasn’t made it more popular.”

― Chick Corea

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall in my GaGa shoes one night on tour and I’m hoping it becomes a Youtube sensation.”

― Chris Colfer

“The lifeblood of YouTube is sharing.”

― Chris Hardwick

“What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant age, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It’s a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack.”

― Chris Martin

“I’m a perfectionist, so everything I put out needs to be, like, 100 percent. So when it comes to releasing things on my YouTube channel, I triple-quadruple check it before I post it because this has got to be ready for the amount of people who are going to be watching, for sure.”

― Christina Grimmie

“I make a point to tweet out really funny comments I get on YouTube videos. I have the most ridiculous ones.”

― Clairo

“Before ‘Pretty Girl’ was released, I didn’t really talk about my YouTube channel or show anyone. I didn’t expect any of my videos to blow up like ‘Pretty Girl’ did.”

― Clairo

“I’ve always done YouTube myself: everything is written, edited, produced, and promoted by myself.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“I try my hardest with my live show and YouTube to make it appealing to all ages.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“I started out poking fun at this YouTube thing.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“People didn’t go on YouTube to get famous back when I started.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“On YouTube, I’ve stayed very limited with what I’ve been willing to share, so it’s been very surface-level with Miranda.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“How it works: it’s like I have a tour, so there’s, you know, some income from that. We have merchandise. There’s income from that. Then on YouTube, there’s ad revenue… so, you know, YouTube puts ads on the videos, and we need a little bit of that.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“YouTube is, like, the new reality television.”

― Connor Franta

“YouTube is an amazing platform for young musicians – although it’s harder to get noticed now that everyone is on it.”

― Conor Maynard

“I watch a lot of YouTube makeup tutorials. I also watch a lot of channels where all they do is eat inhumanly huge amounts of food. I’m trash, basically, is what I’m saying.”

― ContraPoints

“When we started making mixtapes, we were just ripping stuff off YouTube and DVDs, naively thinking that because we were putting it up for free, it was gonna be fine.”

― Dan Smith

“The production value of YouTube videos is not there.”

― Dana Brunetti

“I’ve never had WiFi at home. I’m too easily distracted, and YouTube is too tempting.”

― Dave Eggers

“I’m not exactly watching my back. Most people, there’s a twinkle when they admonish me. And I’ve watched a lot of footage on YouTube of people’s reactions to watching me.”

― David Bradley

“My favorite web site is probably YouTube.”

― David Henrie

“The individual has now risen to the level of a mini-government or mini-corporation. Via YouTube and Twitter, each of us is our own mini-network.”

― David Shields

“I’ve been a fan of grime for a while – I used to watch the battles on YouTube when I was younger.”

― Denzel Curry

“The United States ran the table on Internet innovations, creating companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cisco, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, and others. Europe and Japan scarcely contributed.”

― Edward Conard

“When I first met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, I was moderating a panel she was on for Harvard alums. We were both wrapping up our maternity leaves. She had just had her fifth child; I’d just had my second. We traded tips on maternity clothes, and I peppered her with questions about how she finds her balance.”

― Emily Chang

“When I first started my channel, I was a freshman in college and worked at a pizzeria, but I still made YouTube a priority because I was passionate about it.”

― Eva Gutowski

“I’m pretty obsessed with Stevie Nicks from her style to her voice. I like watching her on YouTube and her old performances, the way she moves and everything.”

― Florence Welch

“I’m so inspired by people like Issa Rae who started on YouTube or Abbi and Ilana from ‘Broad City’ who also started on YouTube.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“I create videos for my YouTube channel Chescaleigh and for ‘Decoded,’ a series with MTV.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“When I started in 2007, YouTube was just a fun hobby for others and myself.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“Everybody’s got their phone up and everybody’s taking recordings and posting it on YouTube and whatever and sending it to you, and it gets shown around the world.”

― Franklin Graham

“It’s hard to sell merchandise off YouTube.”

― Freddie Wong

“When we started out doing YouTube videos, I think we were very, very early on in terms of people doing a behind-the-scenes component.”

― Freddie Wong

“When we started doing YouTube, the goal was, hey, let’s make stuff that we want to see, that entertains us.”

― Freddie Wong

“Hulu understood how much content costs. By remaining defensive, YouTube is losing various aspects of video – long-form, for example – to other companies.”

― Freddie Wong

“YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare.”

― Freddie Wong

“I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up.”

― George Clooney

“Al Qaeda asks its recruits to establish their bona fides as a condition of membership, even requiring answers to a long questionnaire. But ISIS has democratized and globalized jihad by lowering the entry bar to an eve-of-destruction YouTube pledge of allegiance to the caliphate – and even that could probably be waived.”

― George Packer

“I check out my MySpace. I’ll go on sites to see what’s funny on YouTube.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I actually started my YouTube channel by accident! I was growing a fan base without even knowing it, and it’s all in my book ‘Is You Okay?’”

― GloZell

“I only started uploading on YouTube because I was having trouble one day uploading a video on my blog.”

― GloZell

“It’s insanely difficult to ask an audience to go somewhere other than YouTube to watch videos.”

― Grace Helbig

“TV has been my goal since before I started YouTube.”

― Grace Helbig

“I was doing some YouTube covers, and I had a decently popular blog on Tumblr.”

― Halsey

“YouTube is my university.”

― Henry Golding

“I was surprised to know I had so many hits on YouTube.”

― Hyuna

“There’s very little you can do these days about having any impact at a launch for a record unless you keep it very secret, because communications are so immediate, and YouTube and everything else kind of spoils the party.”

― Ian Gillan

“We were very fortunate to be in YouTube in the very beginning. There wasn’t a lot of content on there, so we were pretty easy to find on YouTube. That was really helpful in growing our channel.”

― Ian Hecox

“I am a YouTube artist.”

― J Balvin

“I became obsessed with watching YouTube videos with kettlebells and chin-up bars, Pilates. Built it up to five days a week training, then pole-dancing.”

― Jacqui Ainsley

“One of the biggest things that happened for me was YouTube.”

― Jake Shimabukuro

“YouTube videos and practice have taught me all I know.”

― James Charles

“I don’t need YouTube’s money. I have my own money.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I ain’t gonna work on YouTube’s farm no more.”

― Jason Calacanis

“YouTube has made a lot of changes to support time on site – a statistic they care about. But subscriber support is lacking.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Let’s make it so the more you invest in YouTube, the better deal YouTube gets for you.”

― Jason Calacanis

“CNN has given me a platform to share my experiences. My Web site, YouTube Channel and Facebook page have exposed me to thousands of voters who share my concerns. My lack of seniority has not impeded my ability to communicate in any way.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“The literary world has to compete with YouTube, Instagram, PlayStation, Xbox, Hulu.”

― Jason Reynolds

“Our users were one step ahead of us. They began using YouTube to share videos of all kinds. Their dogs, vacations, anything. We found this very interesting. We said, ‘Why not let the users define what YouTube is all about?’”

― Jawed Karim

“Now it’s hard to pick up any copy of ‘Wired’ that doesn’t mention YouTube.”

― Jawed Karim

“My oldest grew up on Disney, but my youngest is all about Snapchat and YouTube.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“The appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ was one thing, but the YouTube afterlife was incredible.”

― Jo Koy

“One of the initiatives I have pursued in Parliament has been to make it easier for the public to see what their MPs do in the House of Commons by removing the ban on Parliamentary filming appearing on YouTube or similar web sites.”

― Jo Swinson

“My children do not know what it’s like to flip around channels. They either go to Netflix, Apple TV, or they pull up YouTube, and they can watch their shows.”

― Joel McHale

“I have a Yamaha YC-45D organ in my studio. It’s actually Terry Riley’s favorite keyboard, so if you find old clips of him on YouTube, he’s usually playing one of these.”

― Johann Johannsson

“If you have a YouTube account, you essentially have your own channel, and anybody who subscribes, or any of your friends on YouTube, they’re your audience.”

― John Cabrera

“YouTube is a whole ecosystem.”

― John Cabrera

“My YouTube videos have literally millions of views… Yet I’m still airbrushed out of the BBC Stalinist revision of history; the chart shows have been instructed not to play my music!”

― Jonathan King

“My abilities on the computer are limited pretty much to iTunes and YouTube. I check my email as much as anybody, but I’m more old-fashioned in a certain sense.”

― Josh Hartnett

“There are some sites that pay, but access to them is quite limited. And a very small chunk of the population uses the Internet. So, a director goes on YouTube only for better reach.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“Someone asked me the other day what my favourite record shop was, and I said YouTube.”

― Katy B

“My channel is my baby. Some women have babies; I have a YouTube channel.”

― Katya Zamolodchikova

“There’s a really geeky YouTube channel which I love. It’s a guy called Oliver Harper. He makes documentaries about films. He’s a real movie buff – there’s loads of trivia and detail.”

― Kayvan Novak

“The online thing has been really big for us: the YouTube videos, the MySpace.”

― Kevin Jonas

“I like YouTube; it’s really entertaining. A lot of it is crappy stuff, but there are a couple diamonds in the rough there.”

― Kevin Nealon

“The 10 million views on YouTube are… worthless to us as a business.”

― Kevin Reilly

“For kids growing up now, there’s no difference watching ‘Avatar’ on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching ‘Game of Thrones’ on their computer. It’s all content. It’s just story.”

― Kevin Spacey

“It’s harder than it looks to juggle all those things: relationship, movies, YouTube.”

― Kian Lawley

“I grew up watching Jim Carrey, and I was like, ‘I want to be like him. I want to do what exactly what he does.’ YouTube was just a platform, kind of like a trampoline to, like, bounce into it at a faster rate.”

― Kian Lawley

“I’m known as a person who, like, steps out of the comfort zone. Who kind of breaks the rules and crosses the line in the sense of making YouTube videos.”

― Kian Lawley

“Jc and I love our YouTube audience, and we’re going to keep producing videos, but we’re also really interested in learning what other opportunities are out there.”

― Kian Lawley

“I used to watch David Beckham on YouTube for ages when I was younger.”

― Kieran Trippier

“I had this one producer who sent me tracks because he saw my YouTube videos that were popular and got a couple million views.”

― Kim Petras

“I was uploading on YouTube and stuff, and they were liking it or whatever. I just kept elevating and elevating. I had little setbacks, but I used them as stepping stones.”

― Kodak Black

“When I was, like, 16 or 17, I was just finding out about this YouTube thing. Then I saved a bit and asked my parents for some help to get the recording software and equipment.”

― KSI

“I am trying to make sure that I don’t spend on ridiculous things, so that after all this YouTube thing goes, I’m not left there, like, ‘Uh oh, I have nothing.’”

― KSI

“I had no clue on what I wanted to do when I was younger, so I was pretty lucky with this YouTube thing.”

― KSI

“I watched Pablo Zabaleta countless times on YouTube and clips, because I think his timing of runs into the box is fantastic.”

― Kyle Walker

“Listen, we’re still selling stardom. That doesn’t go away because MTV decides they can’t play videos or they want to program themselves more as a traditional T.V. station. Vevo and YouTube are like MTV online, and on demand.”

― L.A. Reid

“I know one of the reasons I first started making Youtube videos was because no one looks like me.”

― Lilly Singh

“YouTube is such a funny little world. You can create a fanbase.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“I was very unfamiliar with YouTube; I thought it was the place for dog and cat videos.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“I never would’ve tried YouTube if I hadn’t had so many doors slammed in my face.”

― Lindsey Stirling

“YouTube did more for me than ‘America’s Got Talent.’”

― Lindsey Stirling

“The worst advice I’ve ever received was ‘Don’t post on YouTube. It’s dying.’”

― Liza Koshy

“I can’t wait to bring #LizaOnDemand to my YouTube audience and hopefully a new audience, too.”

― Liza Koshy

“Anything you need, you can get on YouTube. It’s wacky.”

― Lorraine Toussaint

“When I was 13, I posted a video of myself singing a Bruno Mars song on YouTube.”

― Madison Beer

“I do watch a lot of YouTube.”

― Maisie Williams

“I’ve always thought that gaming and YouTube and the web is a very post-punk extravaganza.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“Brands started approaching me once I had 800,000 YouTube subscribers. Some girls were getting offers with only 300,000.”

― Manny MUA

“I work in a studio with lots of young people, most of whom are my former students. We delight in trading YouTube videos! We all stop working to watch them. I’m totally addicted to anything with kittens and puppies, but ‘Very Scared Kid’ is one of my favorites.”

― Marilyn Minter

“YouTube offers the best solution by running an ad before showing the video, but also offering a ‘skip ad’ button that you can click after five seconds to go directly to the video if you are not interested in the ad. Now, that’s what I call consumer sovereignty!”

― Mark Skousen

“Video is growing very quickly on Facebook. A lot of people compare that to YouTube. I think that kind of makes sense. YouTube isn’t the only video service, but I think it’s the biggest, and it probably makes more sense to compare Facebook video to YouTube rather than Netflix because that’s a completely different kind of content.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“When we are thinking about stuff like embeds, we are not thinking about how we are competing with YouTube. We are thinking about how are we going to make it more useful for people to share stuff on Facebook.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“YouTube is akin to having my own network.”

― Marlee Matlin

“Google, as usual, is one step ahead of everyone and provided the means where all videos on YouTube can be automatically captioned through voice-recognition technology without having to be told that it’s the responsible thing to do.”

― Marlee Matlin

“There I am, chain-smoking and watching YouTube videos in my bedroom at 6 A.M. when a spoken-word video comes on the screen. I knew I had to do it: that it was another part of me that needed to be explored.”

― Mary Lambert

“Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have sparked a booming industry of so-called influencers – people with large-scale followings who are paid considerable sums by large companies to tout their products or ideas.”

― Mary Pilon

“When you look at things like Flickr and Youtube, they are specialised blogging systems, so why hasn’t blogging encompassed that ease of functionality?”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I watch my YouTube videos over and over.”

― Meek Mill

“With my YouTube videos, I used to edit a lot of my own videos, so I’ve gotten used to seeing myself on camera.”

― Megan Nicole

“Big Shaq stems from my YouTube series ‘Somewhere in London.’ I just wanted to create something that was multi-character and multi-dimensional.”

― Michael Dapaah

“The ‘World Wide Web’, as people quaintly called the Internet in 1996, was more or less made up of text. There was no YouTube. There was no Facebook. There was, however, Usenet, a loose and difficult-to-navigate assortment of message boards.”

― Michelle Dean

“We have more tools at hand, literally, to make life easier and more productive than ever. We have Google, Wikipedia, iPads, iPhones, iTunes, YouTube, Netflix, and 600 cable channels. We can shop, pay bills, order food, and get nearly everything delivered, all of it with the touch of a finger on a device in the palm of our hand.”

― Mike Barnicle

“I still go on YouTube and watch the old performances and the ‘Soul Train’ lines. I’m still amazed by how much soul and funk the music and dancers had.”

― Missy Elliott

“I don’t know why, but there’s something about YouTube that just makes it so awesome. You can go on there and find anything. There are actually really talented people on YouTube.”

― Mitchel Musso

“With ‘Scratch,’ you create computer programs by snapping together graphical programming blocks, much like LEGO bricks, without any of the obscure syntax and punctuation of traditional programming languages. After creating an interactive ‘Scratch’ project, you can share it on the ‘Scratch’ website, just as you would share videos on YouTube.”

― Mitchel Resnick

“China may censor YouTube. China may censor Twitter. They won’t be able to censor Bitcoin. There’s no central authority. There’s no one you can go to and say, ‘We’re going to turn Bitcoin off.’”

― Naval Ravikant

“YouTube didn’t really start to hit its stride until 2006.”

― Nick Woodman

“The ‘Neon Demon’ is very much designed to be like a YouTube movie. It’s designed to be chopped up. You can cut it up into seven or eight pieces and they’re, like, vignettes.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“UKIP’s success would never have happened without the invention of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.”

― Nigel Farage

“Some Internet operators are concerned that video services such as Netflix and YouTube consume lots of the bandwidth on the network. While there is some truth to this, my guess is that the operators wished they could provide the same kind of services with the same success as Netflix and YouTube.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“Just as performers, I think you’d be an idiot not to utilize YouTube.”

― Noel Wells

“I’m going to continue posting on my YouTube, which is youtube.com/nolansotillo. So I mean, if I get signed and come out with an album, it would be just another… that is a goal of mine.”

― Nolan Sotillo

“I have a ton of videos on MySpace and YouTube.”

― Owen Benjamin

“I put on YouTube one single and, in 20 hours, have five million, six million people.”

― Ozuna

“It’s funny to think of Dave Chappelle’s show and how popular it was and he was before YouTube. I would imagine ‘Chappelle’s Show’ would be even more giant if there was a chance to put his stuff online and pass it around.”

― Paul Scheer

“The one I have the most angst towards would be YouTube. We had an opportunity to invest, and I just got nervous about the media industry’s response to the unlicensed content on the site.”

― Peter Fenton

“Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats.”

― Peter Singer

“I’m so central to YouTube now, and that puts me in the spotlight and raises a lot of questions like, ‘Why is he so big?’”

― PewDiePie

“The thing that has made YouTube so successful is that you can relate to the people you’re watching to a much higher degree than to the people you see on TV.”

― PewDiePie

“Getting to say that I’m famous on YouTube is fun.”

― Poppy

“YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left.”

― Prince

“I just made my album. I did my best. And I uploaded the video just to ‘YouTube.’ That was all.”

― Psy

“Thanks to many great K-pop singers, the groundwork has been laid for more Korean songs to be readily accessible to an overseas audience via channels like YouTube.”

― Psy

“If I say, ‘Hey, I’m Psy.’ ‘Psy?’ ‘The guy from the video on YouTube?’ ‘Oh.’ I hate that. I’ve got to be more popular than the video. So I need to keep promoting myself.”

― Psy

“Well, my husband is supportive of my work, like advocating for dialogue between cultures on YouTube.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“Google owns YouTube, and recently, I drew a comic about an idea for a YouTube feature – which they actually took seriously and implemented. So I’m thinking that maybe we’ll have a future where Google is ‘xkcd.’”

― Randall Munroe

“We found the appetite for ‘Frontline’ has only grown as the digital landscape has exploded. The appetite for the reporting we do on our digital platforms to the short films we’re doing for our Facebook and YouTube channels. And we’re still producing these remarkable long-form films.”

― Raney Aronson-Rath

“During my long study sessions in the library, I found myself watching YouTube videos during study breaks.”

― Ray William Johnson

“Whether it’s Baidu or Chinese versions of YouTube or Sina or Sohu, Chinese Internet sites are getting daily directives from the government telling them what kinds of content they cannot allow on their site and what they need to delete.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I looked on YouTube for sleep deprivation and there were videos of people experimenting with staying awake for a while. You saw all the different stages.”

― Rooney Mara

“I moved to L.A. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I really like the entertainment industry. I started to make videos on YouTube to get more comfortable being in front of the camera. The first video I filmed was with my sister.”

― Rosanna Pansino

“My fan base is really, really young. They’re the youngest demographic that you can track on YouTube: 13- to 17-year-old females. But the fan mail that I get in my P.O. box, they’re all from moms and from kids who are two years old, three years old, four years old.”

― Rosanna Pansino

“I have this horrible, horrible habit of going on YouTube and checking out comments about what I do.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“I don’t think I would be here in an interview if YouTube wasn’t in existence, if social media hadn’t been developed, or if these platforms for artists to promote and develop their own careers hadn’t become available.”

― Ryan Lewis

“I think the next set of media companies are going to be created on the web and that YouTube is going to be a big part of that.”

― Salar Kamangar

“YouTube has proven it can flourish in a model where there is more autonomy, and in that way I think it is an example and a potential model for other areas of the business.”

― Salar Kamangar

“Up until I started on YouTube, my first love was musical theater.”

― Sam Tsui

“People told me I was nuts when I went to sign an act from YouTube – and now, that’s one of the most conventional things you can do as an agent or manager.”

― Scooter Braun

“YouTube opened up a lot of doors.”

― Shane Dawson

“I’d wanted to be a director since I was five and had been making videos since I was a kid. Then YouTube came around during high school. I was making videos, and it was just a place to put them, like storage.”

― Shane Dawson

“YouTube has a stigma about only kids watching it. That’s true. It is mostly kids and teenagers who watch it. But I’ve never made videos for teenagers. They should not be watching my videos.”

― Shane Dawson

“I can’t even tell you how many 8, 9, 10 year old kids have come up to me and said, ‘You are my favorite wrestler, and I’ve seen you on ‘the network’ or on YouTube.’”

― Shane Douglas

“I started watching YouTube videos and singing, and it became something that I was obsessed with.”

― Shawn Mendes

“When I wasn’t working, I was learning how to use production software on YouTube and making music.”

― Shura

“After putting out songs with 26 million views on YouTube, your life changes a little bit. Suddenly everyone’s like, ‘Where’s the album?’”

― Shura

“Daniel Johnston is someone I discovered on YouTube that’s weird but wonderful.”

― Slowthai

“I was one of the first artists to have a YouTube account, if not the first. I joined two months after the site launched.”

― Soulja Boy

“On my YouTube channel, I put up 3-4 videos a week, and I spend a lot of money to maintain that content. When I travel, I travel with a videographer and a photographer no matter what.”

― Steve Aoki

“Our goal is to have YouTube on every screen – to take it from the PC to the living room and the mobile phone.”

― Steve Chen

“YouTube is a platform, a distribution vehicle.”

― Steve Chen

“We noticed that the most popular videos at YouTube showed people making things.”

― Steve Chen

“From our experiences with the site in Japan, we’ve come to ask, ‘What can we learn about syndicating content from mobile devices and getting it up on YouTube?’”

― Steve Chen

“What we have noticed at YouTube is that many users who have uploaded infringing content are unaware that it’s illegal to do so.”

― Steve Chen

“By augmenting the pages in the upload process with educational text regarding the type of content that can be uploaded to YouTube, we have seen a sharp overall reduction with users uploading copyrighted materials.”

― Steve Chen

“The general reactions were that the video was either not going to load, or be painfully slow to load, or would require a plug-in users didn’t have. YouTube changed that, because it just works.”

― Steve Krug

“If you’re going to implement video, do it as well as YouTube does it or don’t do it at all.”

― Steve Krug

“Normally, my digital peregrinations take me to destinations like Facebook, YouTube, and boingboing.net.”

― Steven Levy

“This is an age where you could put anything on YouTube; people can make films on their own.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“YouTube is growing up, is basically my view of it. Growing up means our creators are growing up; they’re getting more well known. We’re providing programs for them to generate more revenue so they can generate even better, high-quality shows, and then also connecting them with the advertisers.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“YouTube has moved culture forward in attitudes – on refugees, on LGBT issues – especially trans issues. There was untapped demand there; a lot of our users would still be under-served without us. We’re a platform that enables everyone to have a voice.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“I do YouTube my cars a lot.”

― T-Pain

“The best thing about a platform like YouTube is that it helps musicians all around the world to reach such a vast audience.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“The YouTube revolution isn’t a revolution in content consumption, although there’s a huge number of content consumers. It’s about how anybody with a camera or a smartphone can create a video and share it with the whole world.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Reading is what people did before YouTube, and I love retro stuff!”

― Toby Turner

“In the beginning, YouTube content wasn’t up to the same standard as traditional media. Now, people are using it as a launchpad.”

― Toby Turner

“I will always come back to YouTube because that’s where I started.”

― Todrick Hall

“We are all amateur attention economists, hoarding and bartering our moments – or watching them slip away down the cracks of a thousand YouTube clips.”

― Tom Chatfield

“If YouTube had existed in 1999, I wouldn’t have had a show. And if YouTube had existed in 1999, I wouldn’t have wanted to do the show, because I couldn’t imagine clips from it following me a decade later.”

― Tom Green

“I really grew my own fan base. I started posting videos on YouTube with the help of my parents.”

― Tori Kelly

“My fans were the ones who discovered me on YouTube. I don’t ever want to forget that.”

― Tori Kelly

“I guess YouTube is the new destination spot for music videos. That’s where I go.”

― Travis Barker

“Now we know that if we make a ten min video for YouTube, people will watch it.”

― Troy Carter

“I have a majority girl audience on YouTube.”

― Troye Sivan

“I watched pretty much every coming out video on YouTube that has ever been posted; I watched it in between 14 and a half and 15. Those coming out videos, and those people on YouTube, those brave, brave, brave people on YouTube, without them, I don’t know where I’d be.”

― Troye Sivan

“On YouTube, if anything, coming out as gay or bi or trans explodes someone’s popularity.”

― Tyler Oakley

“To me, what’s really an important difference between traditional entertainment and digital – on YouTube specifically – is that people thrive when they’re authentic about themselves.”

― Tyler Oakley

“In creating my YouTube videos, I don’t want to speak for my audience and the people I represent; I want to amplify their voices.”

― Tyler Oakley

“If Youku had adopted YouTube’s business model, we just would not be here. We would not exist.”

― Victor Koo

“Youku Tudou is a hybrid, like combining Netflix and YouTube. Like Netflix, with Youku, which launched in 2005, we syndicate a library of longform content and create original content. The Tudou model started with user-generated content but is increasingly becoming about partner-generated programming.”

― Victor Koo

“Dancers can get to see almost everything now. When I used to go into companies to make a piece, the dancers had hardly ever seen my work. Now they can watch it on YouTube. It means they’re much faster at picking up material.”

― Wayne McGregor

“I’m trying to break away from doing covers or from being considered only as a YouTube star. I’m a singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and producer.”

― William Singe

“Some people would say, ‘Nah, he’s just a YouTube kid.’ But I sing, play instruments; I can mix, master, and engineer – all those stuff.”

― William Singe

“Countries like France should not be naive. We don’t have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix.”

― Xavier Niel

“YouTube is a problem. It has very big traffic, but it refuses to contribute to the weight of that traffic.”

― Xavier Niel

“In 2011, I released my first album called ‘International Villager.’ I had no support, and whatever money I had made, I put it all in the album. I shot the music video for ‘Brown Rang’ with one lakh dollars. I spent so much money, as I just wanted to put it up on YouTube, as I knew that my market was there, and it became a huge hit.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“I still love my little home on YouTube, really.”

― Zoe Sugg

“When I saw that Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion, I was dumbfounded! Why would Google get into bed with thieves? They’ve built a huge audience on the backs of copyright holders – and then they say I have to monitor them?”

― Zoey Tur
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