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.

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You know, life throws these things at us, life makes us wonder if we should be less naive, less childlike, less enthusiastic, less excitable. These things are looked down on when we grow up. And I guess what I’m trying to tell you is that the way you’re dancing tonight; yes, it’s childlike and enthusiastic and excitable and it’s beautiful. That’s how I want you to live your life.

“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.”

“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.”

You know, I think what we have to remember is that we are just human beings and with that comes a lot of — just crap. We just all have our mountains and our valleys. Sometimes you wake up and you’re at the very bottom of the lowest point. And other days you work your ass off to get to the peak of the mountain and you’re able to look out and see everything that you’ve survived. But I think the important thing for me is remembering I didn’t get to that peak alone. We’re at a point now between the three of us as friends where we’re okay with having individual experiences of God and life and music and interactions, whatever it is. We experience our faith in each other in our own way.

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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.”

“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.”