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.
This past year has been a year that for me, I
never want to relive again. At the same time, I would do it again if it meant
understanding what having a real friend in this life feels like. Taylor, thank
you so much for being awesome.
“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.”
“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.”
“Life is a series of fleeting moments of happiness and fleeting moments of pain and all the things in between, the choices you make, are what actually count and the choices that you make in between, those are the things that are gonna make you move on with your life.”
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.
“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.”
“At 24 I decided that my life is enough for me, and I stopped looking for some other piece to complete it. I also learned how to needlepoint ironic cross-stitches of rap lyrics and gave them to my friends as presents. I’ll let you decide which is the more important revelation.”
“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.”
“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.”
Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you’ve had a bunch of bad days and there’s different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.
“It’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you’ve been. You’re still an innocent. It’s okay life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.”
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.
“Sometimes I write about my own life. And sometimes I write about situations I see my friends going through. Sometimes I write about a scene I saw in a movie. I take inspiration from all different places.” - Taylor Swift