I had the most magical childhood, running free and going anywhere I wanted to in my head. Taylor S
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.
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.
Spending a lot of time alone, gave me a lot of time to think. A lot of time to think gave me the time to write songs.
One of the most important things about social media is knowing when to put the phone down and experience your life.
I have been singing randomly, obsessively, obnoxiously for as long as I can remember. Taylor S
I love being a part of the country-music community.
I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.
Even if a relationship is breakable, it doesnâ€™t mean it isnâ€™t worthwhile, beautiful, and all the things that we look for.
I really believe we in the music industry can work together to find a way to bond technology with integrity and just really hope we can teach the younger generation the value of investment in music rather than the ephemeral consumption of it.
My parents raised me to never feel like I was entitled to success.That you have to work for it. You have to work so hard for it. And sometimes then you don't even get where you need to go.
'Love Story' I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.
I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, 'If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.'
Turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you...
I think that it's okay to be mad at someone who hurt you. This isn't about, like, the pageantry of trying to seem like nothing affects you.
I can say I'd honestly rather be happy than have 30 to 40 songs that I've written about these thrilling, exciting, horrible, unhappy times.
I think the reason a lot of celebrities feel insecure and want to stop eating altogether is because they see so many pictures of themselves on a daily basis. It's unhealthy how many times you see your own image - it's just constant. When you see something enough, you're going to tear it down to the
Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didnâ€™t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.
Factoring in millions of people when I'm writing a song is not a good idea. I don't ever do it.
I didn't want to just be another girl singer. I wanted there to be something that set me apart.
Fixing your heartbreak by getting into another relationship is not the way to live your life - you need to live it on your terms for a while.
When you say, 'I spent my summers at the Jersey Shore,' people always say, 'Oh, really?' They think of the TV show. So I just say, 'A cute little harbor town in New Jersey.'
I've seen my friends take someone back after they've cheated because they fit perfectly. Taylor Swif
There's an old poem by Neruda that I've always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it has stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says "love is so short, forgetting is so long." It's a line I've related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know someone else had felt that
When I get on a roll with something, it's really hard for me to put it down unfinished. Taylor S
I really like Lady GaGa and everything she is for her fans.
When I was 9 or 10, I used to get all the lead roles because I was the tallest person. But my interest in music soon drew me to country music. I was infatuated with the sound, with the storytelling. I could relate to it. I can't really tell you why. With me, it was just instinctual.
Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page. Taylor Swif
What makes me happy is just curling up in with my mom in her bed and watching a marathon of 'CSI' and 'Grey's Anatomy' episodes with pints of ice cream.
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