"There is always a point in every YouTube video where the creator is revealed to be completely fucking insane."
"YouTube. A place where a flying cat with a poptart for a body and a rainbow coming from its butt has been seen 75 million times."
- Rhett McLaughlin, Rhett & Link
"Alright, so here we are with the elephants, and the cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks. And that's, that's cool. (indistinct chatter in background) And that's pretty much all there is to say."
- "Me at the zoo", the very first Youtube video, uploaded on April 23, 2005.
—The very first comment on the above video (and thus the site itself), by a user named COBALTGRUV
"...to create a slate of shows to draw eyes to YouTube. Which, if you've read the wildly unmoderated comment section, is the cesspool of the splinterwebz."
- Matt Fowler, IGN
"Why was this documented?"
—Peridot, on going online and seeing a Cat Video for the first time, Steven Universe