Words matter. These are the best Casey Neistat Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I made a living for 10 years making very typical TV commercials. But I always wanted to reach beyond that and do stuff that people might relate to in the way they relate to my nonbranded content.
I was in New York City for September 11th, and I was there for the 2003 blackout. I think in hindsight, you get a real perspective as to how unique those moments of crisis are in a place like New York City.
The reason why I’m sending my super-intellectual 12-year old kid to tech school is because I don’t believe he would succeed in this world unless he first learned to work with his hands.
As a viewer, I care about people, I care about characters, I care about perspective.
One of my first questions when I interview prospective employees is, ‘Do you know how big a sheet of plywood is?’ Most people don’t, and say they are different sizes, but it’s 4′ x 8′. Anyway, working with your hands is a very American thing that we kinda lost here, but it’s an important skill to have.
I don’t like to run, train, in groups. But racing, it’s the groups that are most inspiring to me. I love racing with 52,000 people. I don’t like training with any more than one person. Ever.
Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.
I always thought of myself as an amateur stunt man.
I was always the guy who jumped off the roof of the garage, who could climb up the facade of a building.
I consider myself to be a very good skateboarder, but the difficulty when you’re being pulled behind any car, when there’s only a 20-ft. line, is that you can’t see the potholes.
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.
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.
I took my iPod to the Apple store here in Manhattan and asked them to replace the battery. And they explained to me that Apple does not offer a service to replace the battery in the iPod, and my best bet was to buy a new iPod.
I don’t send and receive messages on Snapchat; I never have. Stories is the only feature I use. I think of them becoming a more dynamic social network, and I think it’s great.
I don’t know of a more noble, a bigger deal as a filmmaker than to be a YouTube filmmaker.
I washed dishes so I could make movies. it was never a way for me to make money.
I’m not an exhibitionist; I don’t have a compulsion to share the ins and outs of my daily life with a public audience.
Almost everything looks the same at art fairs – very hygienic, very white, lots of right angles.
If New Yorkers reduced portion size to 16 ounces from 20 ounces for one sugary drink every two weeks, it would collectively save approximately 2.3 million pounds over one year.
I actively pursue experiences that are unlike any others that I’ve experienced and cultures that I don’t know and unfamiliar places and unfamiliar history and things like that.
Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.
I think you should dress nicely for airports. You’re surrounded by people coming from all walks of life. You should look your best.
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.
I run 50-70 miles a week and lift five or six days. It’s my time.
I get, like, 50 emails a day from kids being like, ‘I want to go on this trip around the world. How do I get a sponsor?’
I think I’m like that nerdy dad from middle school who always has a video camera, but in the same respect, I only take it out during interesting occasions.
I love seeing the way in which young people embrace video, and the YouTube vlogger is a fantastic phenomenon.
I am so disappointed in Apple. I don’t even use an iPhone anymore. Their marketing sucks. It’s embarrassing. It’s just garbage.
Troubleshooting a wiring problem is a soul-killing experience.
For all the marathons I’ve run, including the Ironmans that I’ve run, immediately after the race, I clean myself up, do whatever I need to do to make sure I’m okay, and I get right back out there, and I cheer people on. Because it’s the people who come in late in the race I find most inspiring.
I use iPod all the time, almost every day. It’s great.
I grew up in the Northeast; I’ve seen hurricanes before and trees down and cars destroyed.
As a director, I have the greatest job in the world, but if I don’t push the boundaries, then what’s the point of having it?
Truth is so much more interesting than the fiction we’re used to.
So many car commercials are shot in the Salt Flats, and so much great imagery comes out of that place, but I’ve never been there, and I’m curious.