59+ Best Shane Dawson Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Shane Lee Yaw, known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, actor, writer, director, and musician. He became one of the first people to rise to fame on the video-sharing platform YouTube. In 2008, at age 19, he began making videos on YouTube and garnered over half a billion views by 2010. Profoundly inspirational Shane Dawson quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Shane Dawson Quotes

No matter what somebody thinks about your videos or whatever, everyone can agree how much work it is. — Shane Dawson

Being a comedian, it’s hard. People hear ‘YouTuber,’ and they automatically think, ‘a social warrior,’ and you have to stand up for all these things. — Shane Dawson

I think I’m used to competition. YouTube is a daily competition. I’m used to that, and I’m used to hate coming from everywhere on the Internet. — Shane Dawson

There are a lot of coming out videos of people who are gay or lesbian, and they’re so confident. But it made me cry because I’m not that. I don’t know who I am 100 percent. — Shane Dawson

I’m not really gay, and I can’t sit here and say that I am, because that’s not real and that’s not genuine. But I also can’t sit here and say that I’m straight. This is something I’ve come to the conclusion through therapy and from being honest with myself. I am bisexual. — Shane Dawson

I kind of made the decision early on to be extremely open about everything and just pretend like all of these people watching were my close friends that I could tell stuff to and be honest with. — Shane Dawson

The biggest thing I learned is directors don’t make a lot of money on a movie. — Shane Dawson

Not everybody is either gay or straight. — Shane Dawson

I know what I do for a living is ridiculous. — Shane Dawson

I can honestly say that I am open to love in any way. I guess that makes me bisexual. — Shane Dawson

People who don’t know me are going to be surprised by how much I don’t take myself seriously. — Shane Dawson

I have kind of a thick skin. — 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

I want to know the psychology of a YouTuber… do you think, to be a YouTuber, you have to have something off? — Shane Dawson

I get it, okay? I shouldn’t be doing this. I shouldn’t be giving Jake Paul a platform. — Shane Dawson

I started making videos when I was, like, seven or eight. — Shane Dawson

I think Jake Paul doesn’t know who I am. — Shane Dawson

I have a P.O. Box that I get about 50 letters a day that my mom picks up, and a lot of weird gifts I like to show on my videos. — Shane Dawson

‘Mad TV’ is one of my most favorite shows of all time and is a huge part of my obsession with sketch comedy. — Shane Dawson

I started pitching shows and sold a show, ‘Losin It,’ about my Jenny Craig days. It never was made. I think it didn’t work, partially because I didn’t write it. — Shane Dawson

The problems you have as a kid will seem ridiculous when you get older because bigger and worse problems will come along. — Shane Dawson

Make the videos that you want to watch. Don’t think about who is going to be upset or offended. — Shane Dawson

There’s nothing creepier to me than a student who hangs out with the teachers. — Shane Dawson

I always wished that I was gay, that I was just 100 percent gay – for so many reasons. No. 1, that means I would know who I was. No. 2, it would be a lot easier for me to be accepted by people because I wear wigs and dresses on the Internet, and I’m feminine and all these things. It’d be so much easier to be just like, ‘Yeah, I’m gay.’ But I’m not. — Shane Dawson

I have spoofed celebrities before, but it’s hard for me because I picture them watching it. — Shane Dawson

It sounds super cliche, but staying true to yourself and what you are works. — Shane Dawson

I hate when people cheat. — Shane Dawson

I’m just an innocent guy with a dirty mouth, I guess. — Shane Dawson

I would tell high school Shane to just start writing down everything that was happening. It was so hard to think back to all those terrible moments. They all started clustering together into one big terrible moment. — Shane Dawson

Kids can be so mean. — Shane Dawson

Now I put up something, and I have to think, ‘Oh, there are millions of people watching, and some of them could be affected by the jokes I make.’ — Shane Dawson

Anybody could be a sociopath. Anybody. — Shane Dawson

If you go through my Instagram feed, it’s like a flip book of me thinking I’m way more attractive than I am. It’s nauseating. — 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

For the record, I don’t really hate myself, but I do hate the way I portray myself online. — Shane Dawson

Howard Stern is one of my idols. — Shane Dawson

I’ve made a lot of crazy comedy videos and said a lot of crazy things. If it’s too offensive, I apologize and move on, but I do comedy. — Shane Dawson

On YouTube, you know, if you say something, you know, that triggers somebody, it becomes a whole controversy, a whole thing – and all the comments and everybody’s upset, whereas a book, there’s no comment section. There’s no – there’s nowhere for the audience to, you know, get mad at you for saying something. — Shane Dawson

Christina Grimie was one of my favorite people, not only because she was caring, she was humble, and she always felt like people mattered… but because the first thing she said when she met me was, ‘Oh em gee – your videos are really gross, but for some reason, I love you.’ — Shane Dawson

I didn’t think I could pull off a novel. — Shane Dawson

I’ve been wanting to do some type of video about the idea that YouTubers have to have some kind of personality disorder, something right, to do what we do. Putting ourselves on camera all the time, being so open on camera all the time, having conventions with our name in it. There has to be something. — Shane Dawson

I think competition turns people into what they normally wouldn’t be. — Shane Dawson

YouTube opened up a lot of doors. — Shane Dawson

It’s fun to be around people who don’t think I’m creepy for making videos in my bedroom on the Internet. — Shane Dawson

I thought I’d be on TV and movies – that’s what I really wanted – and I can’t believe I didn’t need to do that. I did it on my own with just me and my camera. That’s very, very weird. — Shane Dawson

Everybody loves a Keurig. — Shane Dawson

I lost a lot of weight, when I was 18, on Jenny Craig. — Shane Dawson

I was morbidly obese. It was a way for me to create a shell around me so that nobody would look at me. — Shane Dawson

I’m proud that I don’t make crazy jokes anymore. — Shane Dawson

I was not really worried about what people thought of me or how offensive my jokes were. I was just kind of saying whatever I wanted, and that gave me the reputation of being this crazy, loose cannon, you know, psycho guy. It still kind haunts me to this day. Like, ‘Oh, Shane Dawson – that guy’s nuts.’ — Shane Dawson

Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody’s going to hate you for it. — Shane Dawson

Online, I’m this loud, outrageous, confident guy who acts like nothing bothers him, and he has the whole world at his fingertips. In reality, I’m a shy, quiet guy who would rather spend his nights lying in bed watching Netflix than being a valuable member of society. — Shane Dawson

I don’t think I’ll be doing daily videos forever. — Shane Dawson

I’m not saying that I don’t like the stuff I put out into the world, because I genuinely enjoy my videos and think they are funny. What I’m saying is that I embrace the fact that I have a punchable face, and that if I could punch myself without feeling it, I would. — Shane Dawson

You don’t need to figure out exactly who you are right now. Just live your life. — Shane Dawson

For me, it’s always fun to have people that do the same thing as you or and have the same work ethic as you. A lot of my friends have YouTube channels, and I use them in my videos, and I’m in their videos. — Shane Dawson

I love interviewing people and getting them to talk about things they’ve never talk about. — Shane Dawson

I love podcasts, so I thought I’d try one. — Shane Dawson

The one time I’d ever babysat, the kid ran into a glass door and got a concussion. — Shane Dawson