i'm taking pictures in my mind so i can save them for a rainy day...

-Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

When I think about the things that cause me pain or the things that cause me trouble or frustration, it's not people asking for my autograph; it's people breaking my heart. That happens to you whether you've sold millions of records or whether you're taking classes at college. You're going to believe people when they say that they love you. I don't leave out details when I write songs about that. I try to make my songs as personal as possible because, ultimately, my music started out as just trying to turn my diary entries into something that was a piece of music. And that has never changed.

Taylor Swift
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
Taylor Swift

Having room to run and having just the space to use your imagination and create stories out of everyday life, I think that had a lot to do with me wanting write. And write songs

Taylor Swift
If you cry over a guy, then your friends can't date him. It can't even be considered.
Taylor Swift

Anytime someone tells me that I can't do something, I want to do it more.

Taylor Swift
You can write a book on how to ruin someone’s perfect day.
Taylor Swift

It was an actual Christmas tree farm. We had, like, 15 acres. It was really fun as a kid. I also spent my summers at the Jersey Shore, on the bay in Stone Harbor. I walked everywhere barefoot. It was just the most amazing, magical way to grow up.

Taylor Swift
We need music the most when we’re feeling things really intensely. I think the most intense times in your life are when you’re either falling in love or losing it
Taylor Swift

Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I've never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line's always been really blurred for me. I'll hang out with them after the show. I'll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I'll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes.

Taylor Swift
I don't have big security guards. I don't have an entourage.