..(T)here are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may
The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike. Subjectivism about moral values is eternally incompatible with democracy. We and our rulers are of one kind only so long as we are subject to one law. But if there is no Law of Nature, the ethos of
Democracy demands that little men should not take big ones too seriously; it dies when it is full of little men who think they are big themselves.
I didn't know what a stockbroker was when I was eight, but I would just tell everybody that's what I was going to be.
Heartbreak is the national anthem. We sing it proudly.
Iâ€™ve learned that you canâ€™t predict [love] or plan for it. For someone like me who is obsessed with organization and planning, I love the idea that love is the one exception to that. Love is the one wild card.
Throughout all of the changes that have happened in my life, one of the priorities I've had is to never change the way I write songs and the reasons I write songs. I write songs to help me understand life a little more. I write songs to get past things that cause me pain. And I write songs because s
When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening.
Love always ends differently and it always begins differently - especially with me.
It took a while to understand the beauty of just letting go
I don't ever feel like the cool kid at the party, ever. It's like, 'Smile and be nice to everybody, because you were not invited to be here.'
Some of the most beautiful people in the whole world wake up some days and they don't think that they're pretty.
I'm a songwriter. Everything affects me.
Never never never compare yourself to the beautiful girls. There's always someone gorgeous who will make you feel like you're not. It's a total confidence buster!
All of my songs are autobiographical. Taylor Swif
Part of me feels you can't say you were truly in love if it didn't last. If I end up getting married and having kids, that's when I'll know it's real - because it lasted.
I've always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place :)
Being FEARLESS isn't being 100% Not FEARFUL, it's being terrified but you jump anyway...
Yes! I did [grow up on a Christmas Tree farm], so this is a good season for me. I was too young to help with the hauling of the trees up the hills and putting them onto cars. So, it was my job to pull off the preying mantis pods off of the Christmas trees. The problem with that is if you leave them
The little I am exposed to hurts my feelings. The only things I can really control are my songs and my behavior. The rest? If I focused on it, that would lead to insanity.
Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love.
I have a terrifying long list of fears. Literally everything - diseases, spiders... and people getting tired of me.
There are times when I'm caught up in everything and I have to say to myself, "Please feel good; please feel better; everything's okay; you're fine; things aren't falling apart; take a second; get back to a place where you realize that you don't actually have real problems." That happens. You never