Taylor Swift Quotes
'Love Story' I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.
— Taylor Swift
'Love Story' is actually about a guy that I almost dated. But when I introduced him to my family and my friends, they all said they didn't like him. All of them!
'Mean' is a song I wrote about somebody who wrote things that were so mean so many times that it would ruin my day. Then it would ruin the next day. And it would level me so many times, I just felt like I was being hit in the face every time this person would take to their computer.
'The Story of Us' is about running into someone I had been in a relationship with at an awards show, and we were seated a few seats away from each other. I just wanted to say to him, 'Is this killing you? Because it's killing me.' But I didn't. Because I couldn't. Because we both had these silent shields up.
A development deal is where they're giving you recording time and money to record, but not promising that they'll put an album out.
A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums.
A lot of people ask me, 'How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?' It's because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they're gonna say no to you, at least they're gonna be polite about it.
A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.
All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years.
All of my songs are autobiographical.
All of my walls are covered with framed pictures of my friends.
All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
And if you're horrible to me I'm going to write a song about you and you are not going to like it. That's how I operate.
And, honestly, if somebody wants to criticize me for not being a trainwreck, that's fine with me!
Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I'm fully behind.
Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.
Anytime someone tells me that I can't do something, I want to do it more.
As I grow up, the lessons I learn in love and relationships and how we treat each other are hopefully maturing - hopefully.
As soon as I accomplish one goal, I replace it with another one. I try not to get too far ahead of myself. I just say to myself, 'All right, well, I'd like to headline a tour,' and then when I get there, we'll see what my next goal is.
As supportive as my hometown is, in my high school, there are people who would probably walk up to me and punch me in the face. There's a select few that will never like me. They don't like what I stand for. They don't like somebody who stands for being sober, who stands for anything happy. They're going to be negative no matter what.
As your career grows, the list of things that makes you happy should not become smaller, it should become bigger.
At some point, you grow out of being attracted to that flame that burns you over and over and over again.
But when I hear a great song, I can't help but be inspired by it, regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.
But, I've always loved John Mayer and I think T-Pain is brilliant.
Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I've met.
Don't ever call a guy first. The thing they want the most is whatever they can't have. It sounds really juvenile, but it works.
Even if you're happy with the life you've chosen, you're still curious about the other options.
Every one of my regrets has produced a song I'm proud of.
Every single one of the guys that I've written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans.
Every single one of us has a few months here or there that feel like dark months.
Factoring in millions of people when I'm writing a song is not a good idea. I don't ever do it.
Faith Hill is a big role model.
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.
For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values.
For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is.
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.
For me, great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.
For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them.
For me, writing a song, I sit down and the process doesn't really involve me thinking about the demographic of people I'm trying to hit or who I want to be able to relate to the song or what genre of music it falls under.
For some reason, I'm really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.
Getting a great idea with song writing is a lot like love. You don't know why this one is different, but it is. You don't know why this one is better, but it is. It sticks in your head, and you can't stop thinking about it.
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who's only texting you back three words. I've learned that from trying to figure out people who don't deserve to be figured out.
Here's what I've learned about deal-breakers. If you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal.
I always have to be writing.
I always wanted to know, and I always used to daydream, about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written... Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn't have much of a social life going on.
I am alone a lot, which is good. I need that time to just be alone after a long day, just decompress. So, I go to either my house or the hotel, or my apartment, or whatever - wherever I am, I go home and I watch TV and I sit there, with my cat, and I just watch TV or go online, check my emails.
I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life.
I am completely fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales because we're raised as little girls to think that we're a princess and that Prince Charming is going to sweep us off our feet.
I am getting to the point where the only love worth being in is the love worth singing about.
I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.
'Love Story' I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.