life is not a photoshoot taylor!!!!

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I think that the one thing I want my fans to get from this album is I want them to blast it in their cars, and dance in their bedrooms alone to it, and if they really need to have that really pathetic cry in the bathtub that they would choose one of my songs to do it. These are real moments in life where we need music and I just hope that they choose my song to be the soundtrack.

“One thing I’ve learned is your life is your life, it’s not what people write about your life and it’s not what everyone’s perception of what your life is. I never want to turn into that person who says to whoever I may be seeing or thinking about going on a date with: “Let’s not go to dinner in public tonight because that might get written about.” I don’t want to let the fact that people are watching me change the course of my actions in relationships.”

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“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 sometimes life makes more sense to me when it’s being sung in a chorus and when I can write it in a verse.”

“The difference between a good song and a great song is a good song is one that you know, you’ll put on in your car or you’ll dance to it. But I think a great song you’ll cry to it, or you get chills. I think a great song says how you feel better than you could.”

In quiet moments, as Mr. York, Mr. Farro and Ms. Williams picked food out of each other’s teeth and retreated to the safety of inside jokes, they couldn’t help but seem downright content. “This is what you go through hard times for, so you can have these moments where you’re proud of yourself, proud of your choices and your friends,” Ms. Williams said. “I have a public diary of my life,” she added, “and I feel useful because of it.”

“I didn’t realize that being in love with your life can be just as wonderful as being in love with another person. Every relationship takes work and effort, and when I put that work and effort into my friends, family, and fans…my life changed completely. I started making choices based on what I wanted, and didn’t feel like I needed to justify them. If I wanted to cut my hair, I did it. If I wanted to move to New York, I did it. If I wanted to take a spontaneous road trip, I did it.”

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“My dating life is through ‘Chicago Fire.’ I live vicariously through my character. I don’t think I have a type. I think it’s more of an energy. I think of compatibility as the intangibles of something, and someone that you meet that you connect with, and you can laugh with, and maybe share a same sense of humor, and then I think things go from there.”

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You are absolutely wonderful the way that you are. And the moment that we can stop listening to these messages that we’re receiving every day telling us how we should look, what’s beautiful, what’s sexy, what is cool. You know what I think is better than anyone else’s definition of what “cool” is? I think being happy is better than being cool. And the moment that you can just wash all of that stuff off of you; all those unwanted, uninvited opinions about yourself, and your life, and the way that you are; the moment you can look in the mirror and see only your own definition of your life, I think that’s the moment that you’re finally clean.