28 Favorite Casey Neistat Quotes of All Time

Casey Neistat is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of multimedia company Beme.

He dropped out of high school at 15 years old and never graduated. He later ran away from home and got his girlfriend at the time, Robin Harris, pregnant with his first child, Owen. Between the ages of 17-20, he lived in a trailer park with Robin and Owen.

Casey now has millions of subscribers on YouTube, which he gained through producing daily vlogs, on a varying range of topics.

Here are 28 of the best Casey Neistat quotes:


28 Casey Neistat Quotes

1. “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?” – Casey Neistat

2. “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 non-branded content.” – Casey Neistat

3. “I won’t hire someone or date a girl who has not worked in a restaurant, and that’s the honest truth. I don’t think you know how it is until you’ve worked in a restaurant.” – Casey Neistat

4. “The reason why people wear pajamas to the airport in the first place is so that they’ll be comfortable during their flight. But you know, typically, air travel is 50 to 75 percent of the time you spend traveling. The rest of the time you spend in public places like airports and around other people. That’s when looking good trumps comfort.” – Casey Neistat

5. “Being nice takes work. That’s why I really like people who are nice.” – Casey Neistat

6. “If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re doing it wrong.” – Casey Neistat

7. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

8. “Story is king. Everything else is slave to story.” – Casey Neistat

9. “The only way you can have a job and sleep at work whenever you want is when you own the company.” – Casey Neistat


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10. “Work hard, be brave” – Casey Neistat


11. “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.” – Casey Neistat

12. “I was always the guy who jumped off the roof of the garage, who could climb up the facade of a building.” – Casey Neistat

13. “Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.” – Casey Neistat

14. “Truth is so much more interesting than the fiction we’re used to.” – Casey Neistat

15. “Every time I took these bigger risks, the opportunity for a bigger payout was always there.” – Casey Neistat

16. “It’s the execution that matters, never the idea.” – Casey Neistat

17. “Overthinking the process will kill any career in the creative space. You just have to do, not think.” – Casey Neistat

18. “The biggest risk is to take no risk at all.” – Casey Neistat

19. “The technical process which is interesting in it’s own right but I think the creative process is what’s more intriguing to me.” – Casey Neistat


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20. “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


21. “I washed dishes so I could make movies. it was never a way for me to make money.” – Casey Neistat

22. “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.” – Casey Neistat

23. “A shared life is a great life.” – Casey Neistat

24. “I never want money that I didn’t earn.” – Casey Neistat

25. “Just trying to live our lives and figuring out how to turn that into art. It’s tough to say that the art was premeditated. Instead you just focused on living. ‘How do I want to live? What do I want to do?’ Then you figured out how to make that into art.” – Casey Neistat

26. “Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent.” – Casey Neistat

27. “The only time I get depressed is when I am not being productive, it’s when I am not accomplishing or doing or contributing in any way. Nothing makes me less happy than relaxation and sitting around with nothing to do.” – Casey Neistat

28. “Without a goal you can’t score” – Casey Neistat



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