YouTube has been around for just over a decade, yet it has had an immense impact on culture and entertainment.

With its expansive library of videos, ranging from DIY tutorials to vlogs to full-length movies and TV shows, there is something for everyone on this powerful video-sharing platform.

Since YouTube’s inception, many have offered their insight into the service. Whether you’re looking for motivation or want to hear some sage advice, dive into the quotes below to get inspired by the stories of YouTube users who have bared their souls within the digital realm.

  1. YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination. -Chad Hurley
  2. When I started in 2007, YouTube was just a fun hobby for others and myself. -Francesa Ramsey
  3. If it isn’t on YouTube, it might as well have never happened. -Gordon Korman
  4. The YouTube industry is quite alien to a lot of people. -DanTDM
  5. Advertisements on YouTube are the new infomercials. -J.R. Rim
  6. I don’t want to generalize, but the target audience for a lot of YouTube people is fairly young – under the age of 16. You still want to know what those people are watching, because I think it’s interesting, but sometimes it just makes you feel old. -Kumail Nanjiani
  7. Radio and TV can still push a band, but things need to be shaken up. There is the Internet, but mostly what I see there are little kids on YouTube playing music. -Chris Cornell
  8. On YouTube, when you have a big viral success with a song that isn’t your own, the natural inclination for most YouTubers is to keep doing that. What you really should do is show people that you actually have substance and can write your own music. -Charlie Puth
  9. Even if I get into television and movies, I’m never going to quit YouTube because of the bond I have with my viewers. -Shane Dawson
  10. The strange thing was when I was starting on YouTube, even the paradigm of YouTube and Internet sensation – or whatever – didn’t really exist. So I didn’t even know that that was a thing. -Bo Burnham
  11. If there is a viral video on the Internet, you know it’s on YouTube. You can search for it, find it, see the view count, and then take that link and share it with whomever you want. That’s what we are doing for images. -Alan Schaaf
  12. 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
  13. I didn’t have cable, so YouTube was my cartoon. -Emma Chamberlain
  14. 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 videos to YouTube rather than Netflix because that’s a completely different kind of content. -Mark Zuckerberg
  15. The best thing about YouTube is that anyone can do it, and that’s exactly what I did. -DanTDM
  16. 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
  17. Everybody on YouTube starts with zero subscribers. You think of everyone you look up to or have watched for years or whatever, they may seem like this is their life now, but it wasn’t always that. -Tyler Oakley
  18. Stop being childish. Use your time better – better yourself. Read a book, or do a workout exercise on YouTube. -Anthony Yarde
  19. YouTube is a platform, a distribution vehicle. -Steve Chen
  20. I try to use my influence and empower my community to always question the status quo – whether it relates to broader policy issues or YouTube gossip. -Ryan Higa
  21. It’s crazy… without the Internet, I would never be in this place… without YouTube and stuff. But also I wouldn’t be here without any of my fans who supported me. -Justin Bieber
  22. I have always wanted to learn the piano, but because I travel so much, I can never get any consistent of lessons. So everywhere I go, if I can find a piano, even if it is in the lobby of a hotel or something, I go on YouTube and pick some songs to learn. -Lewis Hamilton
  23. YouTube has gotten so big that you’re not a standard unless YouTube adopts you. And that’s a big fight. -Mark Cuban
  24. People are always asking me where they can get some of my matches on tapes and DVDs. People always tell me they see me on Youtube or whatever. -Bruno Sammartino
  25. I think it’s good that YouTube decided that they really want to showcase Black talent. -Brent Faiyaz
  26. Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie. -Nate Silver
  27. Ever since about 1998, when humankind began fast-forwarding through the gradually-unfolding history of progress, like someone impatiently zipping through a YouTube clip in search of the best bits, we’ve grown accustomed to machines veering from essential to obsolete in the blink of a trimester. -Charlie Brooker
  28. For me, YouTube was about creating content because I had an interest in beauty and comedy and wanted to find a way to mix those two things, and I could do it from my home, on my own time. -Franchesa Ramsey
  29. Phone screens are too small to properly appreciate YouTube videos. -Ann Makosinski
  30. We want to be like YouTube for viral images. -Alan Schaaf
  31. YouTube is an amazing platform for young musicians – although its harder to get noticed now that everyone is on it. -Conor Maynard
  32. We live in a world where everybody’s an expert. Everybody’s doing a YouTube video. Everyone’s doing a tutorial of what needs to happen. -Bianca Del Rio
  33. YouTube opened up a lot of doors. -Shane Dawson
  34. I’ve never had WiFi at home. I’m too easily distracted, and YouTube is too tempting. -Dave Eggers
  35. YouTube is full of pieces of trash. If you want to look on YouTube and find something that insults you, you can probably find it. -Salman Rushdie
  36. I think doing research is probably the most valuable thing you can do for any career you’re interested in pursuing and not just a career on YouTube or in media. Really take a look at people whose careers you admire and learn from their successes, but also their mistakes. -Franchesa Ramsey
  37. It’s insanely difficult to ask an audience to go somewhere other than YouTube to watch videos. -Grace Helbig
  38. The whole idea behind YouTube is accessibility and openness. -Jack Conte
  39. YouTube was always a secret space for me. I’d randomly post videos of me singing with guitar, or sometimes I’d post some half-finished film projects I’d made. -Clario
  40. When the first video was uploaded to YouTube, that’s when we realized that people outside of Japan were interested. That’s where we see Babymetal spreading, with people trying to mimic music or dance moves. -Yui Mizuno
  41. We’re trying to evolve a lot away from YouTube because YouTube is awesome – they have a huge audience, and we started there – but then you’re at the mercy of their algorithms a lot, too. They can change anything, and it’s really up to them, and you can’t say anything about it. -Anthony Padilla
  42. The literary world has to compete with YouTube, Instagram, PlayStation, Xbox, and Hulu. -Jason Reynolds
  43. As long as we have Netflix, Turner Classic Movies, Amazon, YouTube, and bookstores, there is no excuse ever to lack inspiration. -Tim Gunn
  44. YouTube`s audience is very specific. They are ready for great content. But you have to engage with the audience in a very direct fashion. -John Cabrera
  45. You can shoot and edit a movie from your iPhone and upload it to YouTube. Of course, what’s not universal is talent. Are you making anything that anyone really should see? -Adam Leipzig
  46.  TV has been my goal since before I started YouTube. -Grace Helbig
  47. 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
  48. I wasn’t really into a school that much. I was in this building having to cram knowledge I didn’t really care for. But on YouTube, I was able to create what I wanted and post it for people to watch. -KSI
  49. The joy of YouTube is that you can create content about anything you feel passionate about, however silly the subject matter is. -Zoe Sugg
  50. Reality television is less honest than YouTube. YouTube is the real reality. -Larry Gelbart
  51. YouTube is an amazing platform to talk about social issues because it gives people the ability to tell their own stories and reach audiences around the world who may otherwise never be exposed to these people and conversations. -Franchesca Ramsey
  52. To me, YouTube isn’t just, ‘Watch my videos!’ It’s, ‘Let’s have a conversation and get involved in each other’s lives.’ I want to make [my fans] feel like they have a reason to have a YouTube account because they can comment and have a voice. -Shane Dawson
  53.  The thing about stand-up was, I was doing all this sketch and YouTube stuff where I was not being censored and I got to do my own thing, and it was really cool. -Donald Glover
  54. I never thought I’d have a career because of YouTube. -Alessia Cara
  55. I was too shy to do any vocal lessons or go to choirs; I just didn’t want to be seen doing it. It’s something that I kept to myself. I started easing into it, and I started doing talent shows, and YouTube really helped with that, too. -Alessia Cara
  56. I’ve always liked the format of YouTube, sharing things for free, which is a nice exchange between people. -Bo Burnham
  57. 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
  58. The great thing about YouTube is there are no gatekeepers. No one is waiting to tell you if you`re good enough. It`s just your audience. -Lindsey Stirling
  59. You have to be original. The people creating a buzz on YouTube are taking risks, and they’re doing something different. I like it when 15 year-olds come on and tell me what to do rather than the other way around. -Simon Cowell
  60.  My favorite web site is probably YouTube. -David Henrie
  61. When I started my YouTube channel in 2010, I never imagined that one day it would be the most subscribed channel in the world and that I would be a part of such a great community. -PewDiePie
  62. Before an interview, I’ll go down a rabbit hole of research – it’s amazing how many little nuggets you can pick up from watching YouTube videos. -Edith Bowman
  63. YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare. -Freddie Wong
  64. Someone asked me the other day what my favorite record shop was, and I said YouTube. -Katy B
  65. YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans. -Chad Hurley
  66. I watch YouTube and other peers of mine. There are a lot of things I can’t do and also I’m very unorthodox, I want to work on my mechanics and technique. -Eric Hernandez
  67. 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
  68. The lifeblood of YouTube is sharing. -Chris Hardwick
  69. 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 Kari
  70. I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up. -George Clooney
  71. I’m usually so in control, especially for YouTube videos. -Tyler Oakley
  72. That`s the beauty of YouTube. You can take whatever you want and create a video from your home and put it up, and you`re just sharing it with your friends. -Todrick Hall
  73. I choose YouTube over the telly. -Cory Doctorow
  74. My journey began when I found out about YouTube on how do you make music, and from that, people started explaining me how I had to do it. -Alan Walker
  75. We started YouTube to democratize video distribution. Now, we are democratizing video creation, -Chad Hurley
  76. On YouTube, women are not just users; they’re creators. They’re learning about business and technology, and having a voice. -Susan Wojcicki
  77. I was able to turn to classical music many people, who saw my programs live and on YouTube, and this is one of the nicest achievements I can have. -Aleksey Igudesman
  78. If I have one technology tip of the day, it’s this: No matter how good the video on YouTube is, don’t read the comments, just don’t, because it will make you hate all humans. -Matt Groening
  79. YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking, and much, much more. -Chad Hurley
  80. I know that YouTube has made me smarter just by having to think about my views and how to defend them. -Scott Clifton
  81. A lot of journalists don’t want to conflate their own opinions with those of their employers… With a YouTube video, you can be as personal or as journalistic as you want. -Marques Brownlee
  82.  There’s always going to be a place for YouTube. -Chad Hurley
  83. 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
  84. There’s no longevity on YouTube. You have to keep pushing boundaries. -Vidiya Vox
  85. You don’t even need to go to college no more because you could learn how to do everything on YouTube. -Janet Evanovich
  86. YouTube is, at the end of the day, a search engine… that’s why Google bought it. -Jake Paul
  87. I’m usually so in control, especially for YouTube videos. -Tyler Oakley
  88. Don’t allow the Internet to become your congregation. YouTube is a horrible place to go to church. -Albert Mohler
  89. I could spend several hours on YouTube every night. It’s all there. I just don’t have enough time. -Charlie Rose
  90. As a filmmaker whose first film was made with the DIY tools of digital cinema, I love how the democratization of the filmmaking process and platforms like YouTube enables people to tell stories that in previous generations simply could not be told. -Barry Jenkins
  91. YouTube is a place for everybody to get together and interact and share their love for Babymetal. -Yui Mizuno
  92. YouTube is my first love. -Alessia Cara
  93. Advertisers now have a highly targeted opportunity for aligning their brands alongside the entertainment experience people are enjoying on YouTube. -Chad Hurley
  94. 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
  95. I did a film that’s on YouTube of me reading hate mail with a woman playing the cello in the background. -Richard Dawkins
  96. I grew up watching a lot of YouTube videos and was inspired by all these other things. I just love making music. I don’t think I’m trying to profit from anything. I just like creating stuff. -Rich Brian
  97. There’s always going to be a place for YouTube. -Chad Hurley
  98. I searched YouTube for ‘deaf music videos’ and watched them with the sound muted. I noticed that though you could understand the words being signed, the sense of rhythm was lost. That’s when I had the idea to create a video where you could see the sounds you couldn’t hear. -Andy Mineo
  99. Comedy is delivered to people in the same form that music is being delivered: by YouTube. People are sharing music and comedy in the same way now. -Tom Green
  100. YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promotes their music and directly engage their fans. -Chad Hurley

To sum up, there is no doubt that YouTube has revolutionized the way we consume media and express ourselves. It’s a powerful platform that gives everyone in the world an internet connection and access to knowledge and entertainment.

The 100 quotes highlighted some of the many ways people have made use of this incredible platform – from elevating causes they are passionate about to helping everyone laugh more.

So thank you, YouTube, for providing us with almost limitless possibilities!

Read Also;