140+ Best Quotes For Your YouTube Channel [2024]

Updated: January 24th, 2023

Looking for inspirational quotes for your youtube channel?

Whether you’re looking for motivation, a witty instagram caption, or something to win over your team and customers, we have you covered.

We put together a list of 140+ best quotes for your youtube channel [2024].

Here they are:

140+ Best Quotes For Your YouTube Channel [2024]

Inspirational Quotes

"To play Hillary Clinton? I'm kind of winging it. No, are you kidding me? I prepared obsessively. I mean, as much as I could in the time that I was given. Of course, with someone like Hillary Clinton, obviously, anything you want is on YouTube and at your fingertips there." - Hope Davis

"The 10 million views on YouTube are... worthless to us as a business." - Kevin Reilly

"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

"There is a saying that if you get something for free, you should know that you're the product. It was never more true than in the case of Facebook and Gmail and YouTube. You get free social-media services, and you get free funny cat videos. In exchange, you give up the most valuable asset you have, which is your personal data." - Yuval Noah Harari

"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

"You have Google, we have Baidu. You have Twitter, we have Weibo. You have Facebook, we have Renren. You have YouTube, we have Youku and Tudou. The Chinese government blocked every single international Web 2.0 service, and we Chinese copycat every one." - Michael Anti

"Reality television is less honest than YouTube. YouTube is the real reality." - Larry Gelbart

"You can go on YouTube now and see young kids with massive technique. There's literally eight and nine year olds who can play amazingly. There's no limit to where you can take it." - John Petrucci

"I tried out for 'The Voice,' and I also tried out for 'America's Got Talent,' and both them, like, reached out to me. I had, like, little singing video on YouTube, and they were like, 'Come out for an audition.' I did, and I got a callback for both of them, actually, and, uh, didn't get anything after that. I was so heartbroken. But look at me now!" - Bazzi

"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

"I have a science YouTube channel where I will sometimes use my engineering skills to build things such as the world's largest Super Soaker or the Guinness World Record world's largest Nerf gun." - Mark Rober

"I really grew my own fan base. I started posting videos on YouTube with the help of my parents." - Tori Kelly

"I'm sure if Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be doing classic guitar solos on YouTube." - Peter Capaldi

"YouTube is a platform, a distribution vehicle." - Steve Chen

"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

"The word 'racist' is a permanent stain against my name. It's worse than a criminal record. Some people will never forgive me. Others will accept I made a terrible mistake and recognise I have learnt from it. It's on YouTube when my kids type in their dad's name, and it comes up 'Jamie Vardy racist'. On Google, too. It's horrible." - Jamie Vardy

"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 is little kids on YouTube playing music." - Chris Cornell

"The second you become an actress, people take the licence to make many assumptions about you. You're in trouble if you interact with a director/actor. You're in even more trouble if you don't. When I started out, a single YouTube comment would make me sad for days, and I'd wonder how people could say such nasty things about me." - Nithya Menen

"I started going on YouTube and studying everybody who was super popular, from Taylor Swift to Beyonce to Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, just everybody... That's what helped me find my voice and helped me find how I write songs, just doing covers." - Kane Brown

"I used to put like, 'Yo Gotti type beats,' 'Future type beats' on YouTube. And uhh, I started getting paid off YouTube. Like YouTube started giving me Google AdSense checks." - Tay Keith

"I have a playlist on YouTube of guided meditations, I have meditation books, my crystals and crystal sound-healing bowl." - Lexi Underwood

"The best thing about YouTube is that anyone can do it, and that's exactly what I did." - DanTDM

"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

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

"My favorite thing to pass the time in the makeup chair is YouTube videos of talking cats. I don't know why, but they make me laugh." - Doug Jones

"As soon as I starting making YouTube videos, I received so much positive feedback from the online community and a demand for more content. As time went on, my filming schedule became more consistent, and it made sense to hire some help and upgrade my equipment." - Rosanna Pansino

"Yes, DVDs are gone, but there is this wonderful Internet platform out there called YouTube." - Anthony Russo

"I had to work a lot. I was doing YouTube videos, but I wasn't getting a lot of love. How do I make a living off rapping when no one knows me? I got kind of discouraged. But hard work shuts people up." - Saweetie

Professional Quotes

"People on YouTube say they don't think people should mix genres. Those are the same people who don't think they should mix races. It's gonna always be that, but you can only pray that music can bring everybody together as one." - Tech N9ne

"One day, I can come up with 50 content ideas, and I'm like, 'Boom, I want to do this idea, this idea, this idea.' I have a YouTube notebook, and I write them all down. Then other days, I'm like, 'I have no clue what I want to do today.' I rarely have days like that." - JoJo Siwa

"Grime, in particular, is not really about pirate radio and local raves on top of pubs anymore. There are things I miss about those times but as an up-and-coming MC, back then, I would have loved to have had SoundCloud and YouTube and all these platforms to promote my music."- Kano

"Have you ever noticed, and realized the typo within the YouTube than Your-Tube." - Ehsan Sehgal

"If it isn't on YouTube, it might as well have never happened." - Gordon Korman

"I wasn't really into 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

"YouTube videos, they're more personal and more real than a commercial on TV." - Bethany Mota

"Downloading and Web 2.0 have famously led to new ways of accessing culture. But these have tended to be parasitic on old media. The law of Web 2.0 is that everything comes back, whether it be adverts, public information films or long-forgotten TV serials: history happens first as tragedy, then as YouTube." - Mark Fisher

"I'm perfectly happy for my videos to be on YouTube, whether I'm getting paid for them or not. If they're on YouTube, people will see them. If for some reason my videos get taken down from YouTube, well, I apologize. If it was up to me they'd all be up there and they'd all be free." - Moby

"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

"My influences are a wide variety: from Dave Chappelle stand-up comedy specials on YouTube, to watching chick-flick comedy movies, to scrolling through stuff people say on the Internet." - Rich Brian

"It's pretty cool I'm known for FIFA. If you think of KSI, people instantly think, 'Ah, that FIFA YouTuber.' I didn't think I would be up there as the ambassador of FIFA on YouTube, but I'll take it." - KSI

"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

"I think a lot more people are starting to understand the power of YouTube." - Zoe Sugg

"YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left." - Prince

"YouTube is such a funny little world. You can create a fanbase." - Lindsey Stirling

"I like new products, I like when YouTube changes, I like when people have big ideas and try things out." - Hank Green

"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

"I like to see a video through a computer or through a phone to make sure it looks good at its worst. I hate when you perfect something for the ideal way of consuming things, and then when you see it on YouTube, it looks like crap." - Melina Matsoukas

"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

"Comedy was something I picked up trying to perfect my art through spoken word. I got on YouTube just to show off my poetry, and then people thought I was funny, so I ran with it." - Unknown

"I never intended or planned on making a YouTube Channel. I always thought that it was meant for Bollywood movies, trailers, and songs." - Bhuvan Bam

"Ever since I was a little kid, I got bored, so I learned to sing, and I started singing lessons. And then anytime I was bored, I would start writing and start messing around on my computer, making beats. Then I got bored and started making YouTube videos; that changed my life in a big way." - Troye Sivan

"Who needs to graduate from Central Saint Martins in London or New York's Fashion Institute of Technology when a homemade outfit can go viral on YouTube with millions of hits?" - Suzy Menkes

"I'm on the Internet heavy. I'm on YouTube like it's nobody's business. That's where I discovered a cat like Reggie Watts. By learning that music, I became the black sheep in the group, like 'Here comes Masego with all that weird music." - Masego

"I get up, upload a video to YouTube, eat, sleep, and check all my social medias, eat again, sleep some more, watch 'Dancing With The Stars' and go to sleep for the night. Just your average teenage girl, give or take a decade." - Trisha Paytas

"We spent zero dollars on advertising. We just had a YouTube video and that was it. We did a quarter million dollars in revenue, just in three weeks." - Mark Rober

"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

Life Quotes

"A journalist in Toronto named Shannon Boodram saw my Facebook page and told me I was 'strikingly beautiful.' She shot a YouTube video of me, and it made a hit, grabbing thousands of views. She said the camera loved me and that I should be a model. I had never thought about modeling - it just hadn't seemed possible." - Winnie Harlow

"In 1989, a lone and still-anonymous Chinese student stood unarmed in front of a Chinese tank and gave the world an enduring image of the determination of China's young to change their nation. He didn't text message the tank or share a video on YouTube." - Tom Brokaw

"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

"YouTube is an amazing platform to talk about social issues because it gives people the ability to tell their own stories and reach audience around the world who may otherwise never be exposed to these people and conversations." - Franchesca Ramsey

"Imagine you can tell YouTube you have an hour to watch TV, and it would give you programming based around what you have watched in the past, what your friends watched and recommended, what your favourite celebrities tweeted about, and on one piece of input from you about what mood you are in." - Salar Kamangar

"The joy of YouTube is that you can create content about anything you feel passionate about, however silly the subject matter." - Zoe Sugg

"There is nothing like a live performance. You can look at things on television, and you can look at things on YouTube, but when you get in a room full of people and you say one joke, and everyone's laughing at the same thing, it's a really great experience." - Loni Love

"Because of YouTube, I'm getting fan mail from 10-year-olds and teenagers and college kids" - . Carol Burnett

"Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful." - Ben Parr

"I do a lot of video games - I have a YouTube channel where I record me playing video games with my friends and post it. That's a hobby I have and a lot of what I do in my off time." - Chandler Riggs

"YouTube is an amazing platform for young musicians - although its harder to get noticed now that everyone is on it." - Conor Maynard

"I think the problem with 'YouTube Rewind,' at least how I see it, is pretty simple actually. YouTubers and creators and audiences see it as one thing and, YouTube, who's in charge of making it, sees it as something completely different." - Marques Brownlee

"I go on YouTube just for fun when I have nothing to do. I love watching Lilly Singh." - Noah Schnapp

"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

"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

"As a music video director, I have about 4 billion hits on my music videos on YouTube, and I'm really proud of that." - Jonas Akerlund

"Google+ was, to my mind, all about creating a first-party data connection between Google most important services - search, mail, YouTube, Android/Play, and apps." - John Battelle

"When I was in hospital, I recorded a ghost. My fave YouTube channel is Huff Paranormal, which is about a guy who talks to ghosts like he's talking to his neighbours." - Daisy May Cooper

"The reason I created a YouTube channel was because I can connect on a more personal level and be more detailed, within 10 minutes, of my life and what I do on a daily basis." - JuJu Smith-Schuster

"I've always liked the format of YouTube, sharing things for free, which is a nice exchange between people." - Bo Burnham

"There were a lot of times people would do my makeup, and it would be awful, and I would be orange. Nothing matched. So then you learn how to do your own makeup. I watched a lot of YouTube videos when I was little and taught myself." - Zendaya

"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

"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

"YouTube videos and practice have taught me all I know." - James Charles

"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

"Advertisements on YouTube are the new infomercials." - J.R. Rim

"I've been super impressed with what BuzzFeed has done on Facebook with inspiring list posts and on Twitter with political scoops, but YouTube is a giant social platform that has its own quirks and oddities and will require some new approaches." - Ze Frank

"YouTube is a free service that is extremely easy to use. There are no downloads, and hundreds of audio and video formats are instantly converted to Flash, which makes it fast and easy for the community to watch and share video." - Steve Chen

Positive Quotes

"YouTube is committed to balancing the needs of the fan community with those of copyright holders." - Chad Hurley

"I listen to a lot of Tibetan music before I sleep. I'll just type in 'Tibetan meditation music' on YouTube, and within 15 minutes, it knocks me out. I sleep like a baby." - Michelle Phan

"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

"I started using Twitter a lot and realized I had a lot of fans. Then I saw that I can share my music on Twitter and share my YouTube videos on Twitter. That's how I knew social media was going to be a platform to show my music. That's how I started. I started with Twitter." - Maluma

"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

"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 Where World Doing I have a playlist on YouTube of guided meditations, I have meditation books, my crystals and crystal sound-healing bowl. Lexi Underwood Crystal Meditation Bowl The show is called 'Todrick,' and the show follows my life and the friends that I've gathered over the past few years making YouTube videos. Every week, we're taking a brand new concept - a brand new original song, brand new hair, makeup, choreography, and making a video come to life on our shoestring budget." - Todrick Hall

"I wish I had perfect pitch, but I don't, and thanks to the miracle of YouTube, a bad night lives forever!" - Steve Lukather

"YouTube does a better job of monetizing for the creators. Like, that is the home for me as a creator where, not only can my content be seen, consumed, digested, but also they pay." - Logan Paul

"Mitt Romney speaking to a $50,000-a-plate Republican fundraiser says he doesn't have to worry about the 47 per cent of Americans who don't pay tax. He was not counting on the smart phone recording his speech and then posting it on YouTube." - Malcolm Turnbull

"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

"Before starting my YouTube career, I used to play music at a restaurant. YouTube was never a part of my plan." - Bhuvan Bam

"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

"YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans." - Chad Hurley

"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

"I started making original music during my YouTube process. And as a young female, dealing with a lot of male producers who were older and had more so-called experience, they would discourage me, telling me that what I was doing - and even my vision - was never going to work. And that lasted quite a long time." - Sabrina Claudio

"The joy of YouTube is that you can create content about anything you feel passionate about, however silly the subject matter." - Zoe Sugg

"YouTube is a platform, a distribution vehicle." - Steve Chen

"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

"YouTube opened up a lot of doors." - Shane Dawson

"I can play guitar - but I can't really. I wouldn't say I'm talented at it. I just kind of watch videos on YouTube, and I follow the instructions... OK, yeah, my hidden talent: I'm good at following instructions!" - Chloe Kim

"It's a bit weird, because I don't really know what people expect or think being political is; I just don't get it. What am I supposed to do as a pop star-stroke-revolutionary? Get up and put my balaclava on, go to the grocery store and then invent some Google viruses, and then go to rob a bank to fund my revolution on YouTube?" - M.I.A.

"Reading is what people did before YouTube, and I love retro stuff!" - Toby Turner

"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

"Big labels can buy you radio play, they can buy you social media likes and YouTube views. I don't have any of that, but I'm still getting a Top 3 album and Top 20 singles." - AJ Tracey

"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

"YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination." - Chad Hurley

"I really don't want to be associated with the low-brow Black Metal genre. If you want to know what I mean when I say that, just have a look at an Immortal video on YouTube or something. It's so dumb I don't know what to say, really, and it's so ridiculous, we can barely tell the difference between the real stuff and the parodies." - Varg Vikernes

"Everyone feels like there's something you should do: you should make a song, do a YouTube video, get your views, put it on Spotify, tweet it, Instagram it, do it again and again and again. And I think, that's not what I'm living for. I ain't living for that." - Jme

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