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
When I listen to a song, I don't say, 'Oh my gosh, that vocal line she sang was the best thing I ever heard.' I'm thinking, 'That lyric just moves me. That lyric just said what I feel better than I could say it myself.'
Darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.
When I'm thinking about going on a date with some guy or considering liking him, it really doesn't matter what they do or how that affects my career.
In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.
If you're lucky enough to have something that makes you different, don't ever change.
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 this fear of falling in front of large groups of people. That's why I tend not to wear heels.
I became a people-watcher when I lost all my friends when I was 12.
When I hear that high-pitched sound of all those people screaming together, it's like, I want to get on stage right now. It's the most amazing feeling.
(Talks about her grandmother Marjorie Finlay)"She was actually a recording star in Puerto Rico when my mom was growing up. My mom was always stuck sitting backstage somewhere or sitting in a front row, watching a performance her entire childhood. She thought that when her mom stopped performing she
I think that what people always want is what they don't have a lot of.
I love hugging people. I still hug everybody in my meet-and-greet lines.
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind I go back to December all the time
I don't know if I could do this with the same energy, and in the same way - all the costume changes and glitter and hair and makeup - all the time. When I'm in my 50s, I kind of think I'll want to be in a garden.
If you have something about yourself that's different, you're lucky. It's not a curse.
I think that being good to people - you'll never regret that. Maybe you'll get walked all over, maybe you'll get tricked, maybe you'll get fooled, but I think it's so much better to be kind to people and to trust people rather then to have your guard up and say mean things to people. You never want
Thereâ€™s a general rule that I always go by, and itâ€™s that you fall for who you fall for. Whatever small issue you get hung up on, whether itâ€™s because theyâ€™re shorter than you, younger than you or they live far away - if you really are crazy about someone, none of that matters.
I keep going back to love when I write songs because I can't figure it out.
You can walk away and say "We don't need this." but something in your eyes says "We can beat this.
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.
My dad (Scott Swift) believed in me, even when I didn't.He always knew I could do this. Iâ€™m sure that everyone in Reading remembers how much he talked about me. I thought that was sweet, but really I just wasnâ€™t as sure it would happen. So, I just love my dad for believing in his little girl.
But, I've always loved John Mayer and I think T-Pain is brilliant.
We find ourselves in that situation where we want to believe, we want to think we're the exception, we want to think we can change someone or tame a lion or make a bad guy good or something like that but 9 times out of 10 we end up looking back going, "Oh, shame on me, should've seen that one coming
I've never gotten thick skin. If you close yourself off and you get this protective armor, there is a price you pay with that - of not feeling. And feeling is important when you are a songwriter.
A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.
I like things you can touch and things you can keep, because every bit of communication we have is ephemeral in nature. You can just delete an e-mail and it's like it was never there.
No matter how bad your day is, just be grateful this day is added to your life.
Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. Itâ€™s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an albumâ€™s price point is. I hope they donâ€
the battle's in your hands now, but I would lay my armor down, if you said you'd rather love than fight.