Taylor Swift quotes and sayings
December 13, 1989
I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that - even the people that I consider flawless - then you can start to live with the way you are. I've read interviews with some of the most beautiful women who have insecurities. And you look at them and you're like, 'How do you have? Name one thing wrong with yourself,' and they could name a handful.
I took a chance, I took a shot And you may think I'm bullet-proof, but I'm not. You took a swing, I took it hard. And down here from the ground I see who you are.
Seeing a live Kenny Chesney show, you know what you're going to get. You know it's going to be an all-day party.
I've never been shy or secretive with the fact that if you walk into my life, you may be walking onto a record.
I'm so lucky that I get to write my own music and write my own stories, so every single time I look down in the audience and I see somebody singing the words back to me, it makes it all worth it.
Words are everything to me. Words can build you up and feel so good. On the flip side, words can absolutely demolish you.
Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything.
It's never been about trying to look well-behaved. It's just how I am. I guess it's a weird thing to be 19 and not ever have been drunk, but for me, it just feels normal because I don't really know any other way. I don't know if I'd be comfortable getting wasted and not knowing what I've said. That doesn't mean when I'm older I won't have a glass of wine. I just don't think it's such a strange thing for me not to be wasted all the time.
I don't think it's the most important thing in life to fit it. I think it's the most important thing in life to dance to the beat of your own drum and to look like you're having more fun than the people who look cool like they fit in.
If you're the girl that needs a boyfriend, and once she loses that boyfriend needs to replace it with a different boyfriend, it's just this constant stream of boyfriends all the time. I don't feel like I ever want to be that girl. I want to be the girl that when she falls in love, it's a big deal and it's a rare thing.
I would just be constantly writing all these zingers - like, 'Burn. That would really get her.' And I know people are going to obsess over who it's about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there's a reason there are not any overt call-outs in that song. My intent was not to create some gossip-fest. I wanted people to apply it to a situation where they felt betrayed in their own lives.
Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is. I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.
Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes. Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go, but moving on from him is impossible when I still see it all in my head. Burning red.
Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn't just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.
My dad is adorably optimistic, positive, pie-in-the-sky. He thinks every new song I write is my best. He sells T-shirts at my merchandise stands and hands out guitar picks to fans.
Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful You dont have to be like everybody else. In fact I don't think you should.
The most miraculous process is watching a song go from a tiny idea in the middle of the night to something that 55,000 people are singing back to you.
There's part of our brain that we shut off when we're in the studio. There's part of our brain that we turn on when we are out doing an interview or promoting something or waking up at six in the morning for hair and makeup.
My confidence is easy to shake. I am very well aware of all of my flaws. I am aware of all the insecurities that I have.
You can draw inspiration from anything. If you're a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you're casually talking to says something that makes you so mad - you can create an entire scenario around that.
No matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it.
I hope you know that you've given me the courage to change. I hope you know that who you are is who you choose to be, and that whispers behind your back don't define you. You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.
The way you walk, way you talk, way you say my name; it's beautiful, wonderful, don't you ever change.
I think that the idea of finding another person to share your life with is the most fascinating, beautiful quest you could ever be on in life. And yes, living your dreams is so important too, and a lot of times I've put that before everything else. But then you get to a place where the whole time you're living these dreams, you look beside you to say to someone, Hey, isn't this so much fun? And if there's no one there to say it to, what's the point?
You never imagine that when you say hello to someone and you fall in love, that some day you'll have to say goodbye.
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh but life goes on Oh, I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in this world.
I don't drink to get drunk. That's just not cute.
This love is difficult but it's real.
I often get ideas for songs on the tour bus at odd times. Like at 6am when no one is around, I'd just write.
I like shirts and sweaters that fall off the shoulder or plaid button-ups.
There are certain people who elicit a really passionate response. It's crazy. That's my Alexander Wang theory.
It was the night things changed, can you see it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down It's a revolution, throw your hands up, 'cause we never gave in.
I'm always going to be a hopeless romantic. Always.
I have so many indie bands on my iPod. What I don't really understand is the attitude that if a band is unknown, they're good, and if they get fans, then you move on to the next band.
Wish I had concentrated; they said love was complicated. But it was something I just fell into. And it was overrated, but just look what I created!
You can be obsessed with the bad things people say and the good things; either way, you're obsessed with yourself, and I'm not - you can become unhinged so easily.
I will always believe in love and I don't care what happens to me or how many times I get my heart broken, or how many breakup songs I write, I'm always going to believe that someday I am going to meet somebody who is actually right for me and he's going to be wonderful and it's going to work out.
I have been singing randomly, obsessively, obnoxiously for as long as I can remember.
I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
I daydreamed that when you grow up there are more bullies and how wonderful that would be if it were true, but, it's not.
I think that it's fearless to fall for your best friend, even though he's in love with someone else.
Writing 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' was one of the most hilarious experiences I have ever had in the studio because it just happened so naturally.
I'd rather be at home and eat ice cream than go out and get wasted.
I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one.
You can plan on a change in the weather and time, but I never planned on you changing you mind.
Being FEARLESS isn't being 100% Not FEARFUL, it's being terrified but you jump anyway.
At a certain point, if you chase two rabbits, you lose them both.
The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.
You learn lessons. A lot of them the hard way.
I don't know if you know who you are, until you lose who you are.
You have to be happy with who you are and the choices you make. If you don't like yourself, you'll never be truly happy.
I've been giving out chances every time and all you do is let me down.
You meet someone and it's so much more than meeting them. It's so much bigger and it's like you're enchanted by them.
The only thing I can't control is the spin in the press. And so if I know I can't control that, I have to let it go.
I'm pretty pale. In high school I was insecure and thought it'd be cool to go to a tanning bed. Now I just let it look the way it looks.
Being "fearless" isn't about being unafraid, it's about being TERRIFIED and still going for it.
Seems like there's always someone who disapproves. They'll judge it like they know about me and you.
If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.
I can't promise you that you'll ever live in a world where people don't hurt your feelings. But I can promise you that if you keep on moving and taking one day at a time, the opinions and words of people who hurt you will matter less and less to you.
Be careful with what you say. A girl remembers everything.
I think that you can love people without it being the great love.
It is possible for a woman to be a romantic, but also to be single and to be happy.
When I was a teenager, my biggest lessons came from Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley. I learned so much from opening up for those artists, and it also taught me how to treat your opening acts and make them feel like they're part of a family, not just a tour.
Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I've begun to fear more that that is letting the moment pass without saying anything. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life, and looking back, regretting the moments we didn't speak up. When we didn't say "I love you." When we should've said "I'm Sorry." When we didn't stand up for ourselves or some one who needed help.
Katie Couric is one of my favorite people.
You will always be criticized and teased and bullied for things that make you different, but usually those things will be what set you apart. The things that set you apart from the pack, the things that you once thought were your weaknesses will someday become your strengths.
I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.
So it's gonna be forever, or it's gonna go down in flames.
My friends tease me about the fact that if someone seems bad or shady or like they have a secret, I find them incredibly interesting. That's just a phase I've been in lately. I don't think this should be how i proceed in life. It's important to be self-aware about these things because you don't want to end up with that guy.
I don't like it when people who are young act like they're 40. That's taking too much on. Putting up a shield and trying to act like you're so mature or whatever - I don't try to act mature. Some people might say I'm mature for my age, but it's not something I'm trying to do, you know? I'm just me.
My thoughts will echo your name until I see you again.
At 24 I decided that my life is enough for me, and I stopped looking for some other piece to complete it. I also learned how to needlepoint ironic cross-stitches of rap lyrics and gave them to my friends as presents. I'll let you decide which is the more important revelation.
I have this fear of falling in front of large groups of people. That's why I tend not to wear heels.
I stay out too late, got nothing in my brain.
I'm not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
If we continue to show young girls that they are being compared to other girls, we're doing ourselves a huge disservice as a society. I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you're immediately being compared to them. The only thing I compare myself to is me, two years ago, or me one year ago.
I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well.
Be yourself, chase your dreams, and just never say never. That's the best advice I could ever give someone.
Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I've met.
We should love, not fall in love, because everything that falls, gets broken.
I let people fill in the blanks on their own. If they want to think about their ex, that's fine. If they want to think about maybe who one of my exes is, then that's fine. And it might not be right, because I'm the only one who knows what these songs are really about. It's the one shred of privacy I have in the matter.
I really like Lady GaGa and everything she is for her fans.
For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn't have to define you. It doesn't have to limit you.
I've found time can heal most anything and you just might find who you're supposed to be.
Our song is the way you laugh.
For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that's taking something that potentially should be celebrated - a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way - that's taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.
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