Taylor Swift Quotes

I didn't have friends. No one talked to me. I used to go to the Wyndcroft School (nationally recognized for academic excellence) in Pottstown and when I moved to Wyomissing I didn't know anybody.

Some days I totally appreciate everything that's happening to me and some days I feel everyone's waiting for me to mess up.

Appreciate what you have while you have it and the beauty in what's there right now and try to preserve it for tomorrow.

Appreciate what you have while you have it.

Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism.

Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself because I feel everything.

I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.

Try things. Laugh a lot. Mess up. Apologize. Hug people. Take chances. Trust yourself. Lose things. Get over it.

I didn't want to just be another girl singer. I wanted there to be something that set me apart.

We were built to fall apart and fall back together.

Being FEARLESS isn't being 100% Not FEARFUL it's being terrified but you jump anyway...

People are going to talk about you. But maybe you're having more fun than them anyway.

People are going to judge you anyway so you might as well do what you want.

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.

I've apparently been the victim of growing up which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another

Music is art and art is important and rare. Important rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.

the battle's in your hands now but I would lay my armor down if you said you'd rather love than fight.

Dude my hair is like an architectural structure. It's likeâ?¦ a building.

When I was younger we had a grape arbor and my mom would go out and pick grapes and make grape jam in the sink - boil it put it in jars and give it away as gifts.

I have rules for a lot of areas of my life. Love is not going to be one of them.

I realized that I have very long arms so I can take the perfect arm-length picture with fans

Anytime someone tells me that I can't do something I want to do it more.

You can spend so much time wanting someone and they can have absolutely no idea.

Love is one of those things that should be so simple. You don't need to think about it and over analyze it when it's good.

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.

On 'Grey's Anatomy' I wouldn't care what I was playing - I would play a corpse 'cause I love it that much. It is deep true love and it will never die.

I think songwriting is the ultimate form of being able to make anything that happens in your life productive.

Any relationship I ever have will have to be hidden or else it will be destroyed before it even starts.

The world doesn't owe you anything. You have to work for everything you get and you have to appreciate every bit of success the world gives you.

When you're 25 or 30 you know you can't wear lime-green eye shadow anymore.

Heartbreak is the national anthem. We sing it proudly.

There are two different categories of love. The first category is called a fairytale. The second category of love is called just another lesson

The thing about life is every time you learn a lesson another is waiting right at the corner. You never know everything.

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.

So watch me strike a match on all my wasted time. As far as I'm concerned you're just another picture to burn.

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 definition of country music is really pretty simple. It's when someone sings about their life and what they know from an authentic place.

When I was growing up in Pennsylvania auditioning for Broadway was my dream.

Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place and I can picture it after all these days.

I never get tired of signing autographs 'cause I used to do it so much in class dreaming about the day that it might mean something to somebody.

I have never used Auto-Tune in a live television performance and I have never used Auto-Tune in any of my concerts. That is a promise.

All of my songs are autobiographical.

I think there's something so attractive about mystery.

I believe when it comes to love there's something intangible about who we are attracted to and I don't think I have a pattern.

At some point you grow out of being attracted to that flame that burns you over and over and over again.

My attitude has always been if you get better and you see success that should motivate you to even work harder so that's kinda how I approach everything.

My level of awkward makes everyone else feel normal

The term trying to forget someone is so awful because you'll never forget someone if you're trying to forget them.

I've been a huge fan of Chris Martin forever; it'd be awesome to work with him. He's really kind and he's been really encouraging when we've met.

There is nothing wrong with avoiding people who hurt you.

I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.

We're in our twenties and we don't know anything and it's awesome.

Be friends first when you're dating. If it turns into something more that's awesome and if not you have another friend.

A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.

I've gotten into this nasty habit of running away from love but maybe one day I can find the exception to that.

I love trying to beat what I've done so far.

I think that as you grow up as you get older we can't get bitter we can't get jaded.

As I grow up the lessons I learn in love and relationships and how we treat each other are hopefully maturing - hopefully.

My hope for the future not just in the music industry but in every young girl I meetâ?¦is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.

The words. I love words. I love to write. Being an artist is what I love.

I try to read as much as I can. I try to read an informative article every day. I try to stay read up on our world issues.

I've stopped reading the comments below news articles and on gossip blogs because those are the ones that'll ruin your day in a second.

Happy Free Confused Lonley at the same time

You will never be able to find happiness if you stay attached to the wrong person and don't move on.

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.

The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now.

I'm a songwriter. Everything affects me.

When I'm thinking about going on a date with some guy or considering liking him it really doesn't matter what they do or how that affects my career.

I'm the girl who - I call it girl-next-door-itis - the hot guy is friends with and gets all his relationship advice from but never considers dating.

I'm typically single. I'm the girl who - I call it girl-next-door-itis - the hot guy is friends with and gets all his relationship advice from but never considers dating.

I write songs about what I go through.

I've been careful in love. I've been careless in love. And I've had adventures I wouldn't trade for anything.

and you come away with a great little story of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you

I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs.

I've questioned everything about myself every step of the way. You have to have the same amount of fear and self-doubt as you do hope and blind optimism.

Love Story' I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.

I don't really know that much about love it turns out.

My thoughts will echo your name until I see you again.

I don't really think you can ever stop making new friends or learning about as many new things as possible.

My friends tease me about the fact that if someone seems bad or shady or like they have a secret I find them incredibly interesting.

My parents moved across the country so I could pursue a dream.

I am an over-achiever and I want to be known for the good things in my life.

People have only two or three adjectives to describe people in the public eye. And that's okay. As long as those adjectives aren't train wreck mess terrible.

Forgetting someone is like getting over a hundred addictions everyday.

I have a lot of friends who do what I do. Either they're actresses or singers or things like that.

I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well

No matter how bad your day is just be grateful this day is added to your life.

Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.

There's nothing more amazing than the sound of a screaming crowd. Nothing.

I always aspire to just be really nice to people. To be kind.

People like you always want back The love they pushed aside But people like me are gone forever When you say goodbye.

I always have to be writing.

Never never never compare yourself to the beautiful girls. There's always someone gorgeous who will make you feel like you're not. It's a total confidence buster!

People like you always want back The love they gave away And people like me wanna believe you When you say you've changed.

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

It's so much easier to like people and to let people in to trust them until they prove that you should do otherwise. The alternative is being an iceberg.

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.

I go back to December turn around and make it alright I go back to December turn around and change my own mind I go back to December all the time

Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22...

Letting go is fearless. Then moving on and being alright that's fearless too.

I've made sure that in any situation and with any record label I'm allowed to write my own music.

I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is FEARLESS.

When I hear that high-pitched sound of all those people screaming together it's like I want to get on stage right now. It's the most amazing feeling.

I keep one eye on the path I didn't choose every day.

No amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity

Love has absolutely no pattern and no one will ever be perfect.

But I say to Apple with all due respect we don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.

We don't wish for the easy stuff. We wish for big things. Things that are ambitious out of reach.

Fearless is not the absence of fear. Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you.

My absolute favorite meal in Nashville is sweet-potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry.

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.

I don't drink much alcohol. If it doesn't taste like candy or sparkles I usually don't drink it.

There's a lot of pressure putting an album out all over the world and hoping people everywhere like it.

A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums.

I don't think I'd ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.

To all the boys who inspired this album: You should've known. ;)

There are certain people who elicit a really passionate response. It's crazy. That's my Alexander Wang theory.

I want a guy who takes charge but lets me have my say once in a while. A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.

The beginning of love is all about the butterflies but the end of it is when you can't get out of bed in the morning.

I love the scents of winter! For me it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice cinnamon nutmeg gingerbread and spruce.

We all dream about love want to be in love and have been hurt by love.

Band-Aids don't fix bullet holes. You say sorry just for show. You live like that you live with ghosts.

I love the ending of a movie where two people end up together. Preferably if there's rain and an airport or running or a confession of love.

It's dangerous to read the Internet about yourself when you're me. Or when you're anyone in the public eye.

People put you down because you're above them.

I've been giving out chances every time and all you do is let me down.

If you have something about yourself that's different you're lucky. It's not a curse.

I'm not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

For me great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.

I was never a boy magnet at school. There was always the girl all the guys liked and wanted to date but it was never me.

Everybody has a list of 100 things they would like to change about themselves. But it's all about focusing on the good things.

I know that a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania is about the most random place for a country singer to come from but I had an awesome childhood.

All those emotions spanning from intense love intense frustration intense jealously all those feelings are red.

Keeping your emotions all locked up is something that's unfair to you. When you clearly know how you feel. You should say it.

I think about food literally all day every day. It's a thing.

I'm a crumbled up piece of paper lying here 'cause I remember it all too well

Through it all nobody gets me like you do.

All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

I think people inspire me the most. If I meet a person who is incredibly complex and all of a sudden I start thinking in rhymes that person could be a muse.

I'm thankful that when I go to bed at night that I have been myself that day. And I have been myself all the days before that.

I like the app where you can make your own memes. I make memes all the time and send them to my friends.

I became a people-watcher when I lost all my friends when I was 12.

All of my walls are covered with framed pictures of my friends.

The blame is on me...I knew you were trouble when you walked in..

I spend a lot of time balancing between faith and disbelief.

We were both young when I first saw you. I close my eyes and the flashback starts. I'm standin' there on a balcony in summer air.

You only get so many firsts each one is a blessing.

The Moment I Knew" "was a song about my 21st birthday party which was the worst experience ever

A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.

You can make a board for all the goals you want in your life with the pictures on it and that's great daydreaming is wonderful but you can never plan your future.

you're an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry

I think the first thing you should know is that nobody in country music 'made it' the same way. It's all different. There's no blueprint for success and sometimes you just have to work at it.

you don't know me but i bet you want to.

A great song will say how you feel better than you ever could.

I've always been a hugger. If we all hugged more the world would be a better place :)

There's something to be said for being young and needing someone so badly that you jump in headfirst without looking.

I think that it's fearless to fall for your best friend even though he's in love with someone else.

You are the best thing that's ever been mine.

Be yourself chase your dreams and just never say never. That's the best advice I could ever give someone.

Be good to people. Be good to every single person you come into contact with. My best friends are great musicians. But more than that they're great people.

I love Karlie Kloss. I want to bake cookies with her!

I think I have a big fear of things spiraling out of control. Out of control and dangerous and reckless and thoughtless scares me because people get hurt.

When we're trying to move on the moments we go back to aren't dull ones. They're the big moments that meant everything.

Winter = baking season. It's on.

Real life is a funny thing you know. In real life saying the right thing at the right time is beyond crucial.

I try to prepare for everything beyond the extent of preparation.

I don't think it should be a big deal who you love.

Faith Hill is a big role model.

They're [haters] just building you up to knock you down. But for me they haven't.

Words are everything to me. Words can build you up and feel so good. On the flip side words can absolutely demolish you.

I daydreamed that when you grow up there are more bullies and how wonderful that would be if it were true but it's not.

You might think I'm bulletproof but I'm not.

If I could go back I wouldn't change anything. If I was popular I would have never left my bubble. I wouldn't have ever tired to do anything different. I would have never become happy.

I think that there's a difference between getting your heart broken and getting let down.

We should love not fall in love because everything that falls gets broken.

I'm not even going to be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18.

You can't generalise about an entire country but I like the energy of British men.

I have so many playlists full of Rihanna Nicki Minaj Lil Wayne Chris Brown.

I think Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks would be the coolest duet partners. I look up to them so much for their work ethics.

I like shirts and sweaters that fall off the shoulder or plaid button-ups.

I've never been fascinated by the party lifestyle. Penciling in a night to get wasted is not something I want to do.

Went to get coffee today-opened my change purse. Sea shells fell out. Barista goes "Sorry we only take cash or credit." So there's that.

You should vote for Neoprene Byzantine in the Hot Hundred they're really sweet guys and that Moscow song is just wow! Hurry guys voting closes really soon mwah!

Rebellion is what you make of it. When you've been on a tour bus for two months straight and then you get in your car and drive wherever you want that can feel rebellious.

I often get ideas for songs on the tour bus at odd times. Like at 6am when no one is around I'd just write.

It's true that I've never had a burning desire to rebel against my parents.

Falling in love isn't as easy as it seems when you've seen love crash and burn right in front of your eyes.

I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.

Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page.

Songs for me are like a message in a bottle. You send them out to the world and maybe the person who you feel that way about will hear about it someday.

I have an obsession with knowing the answers to things. When I don't know what happened it just bothers me gets under my skin and I need to write about it.

It doesn't bother me when people try to deconstruct my songs - because at least they're looking at the lyrics and paying attention to the way the story is told.

Wondering why we bother with love if it never lasts.

I was in a love that was wonderful until it was terrible and both people got hurt from it.

Cause for a moment a band of theives in ripped up jeans got to rule the world!

There's more to life than dating the boy on the football team.

And for once a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world

I'm like 6'2 when I wear heels so I tend to wear cowboy boots a lot.

I'm 5'11 so when I wear heels it's definitely a really good view that I have. I'm like 6'2 when I wear heels so I tend to wear cowboy boots a lot.

If someone has a really great boyfriend or career I think it's cool that happens.

If somebody hurts you it's okay to cry a river just remember to build a bridge and get over it.

FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again....even though every time you've tried before you've lost.

When you walk out onstage in front of 65 000 people it can bring you to tears.

Let go of people who bring you down and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.

Bring on all the pretenders!

But I've always loved John Mayer and I think T-Pain is brilliant.

I think as far as branching out with acting it would take something really right on the mark to distract me from music because music is everything to me.

I stay out too late Got nothing in my brain

I just drove past Brad Paisley jogging down the side of the road. I rolled down the window and screamed RUN FORREST RUN. I live forâ?¦.. little momentsâ?¦..like that.

Sometimes bravery is as simple as following your gut.

I love making buckwheat crepes with ham Parmesan cheese and a fried egg on top. It's my go-to breakfast.

The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart.

I once went on the most grueling radio tour. Living in hotel rooms sleeping in the backs of rental cars as my mom drove to three different cities in one day.

I don't ever feel like the cool kid at the party ever. It's like 'Smile and be nice to everybody because you were not invited to be here.'

My mom and I have always been really close. She's always been the friend that was always there.

One of my best friends is dating my other best friend Lena!

You better lose yourself in the music

Here I was again tonight forcing laughter faking smiles Same old tired lonely place

In life and love you learn that there comes a time to let go and move on.

I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.

You can write a book on how to ruin someone's perfect day.

In my mind I see all of my passionate memories in bright burning Red.

My dad is adorably optimistic positive pie-in-the-sky. He thinks every new song I write is my best. He sells T-shirts at my merchandise stands and hands out guitar picks to fans.

I'm a Sagittarius and one of our major qualities is that we're blindly optimistic.

Don't ever regret being honest. Period.

Even if you're happy with the life you've chosen you're still curious about the other options.

You need to be happy with yourself or you'll never be able to be happy in a relationship.

You have to be happy with who you are and the choices you make. If you don't like yourself you'll never be truly happy.

Your feelings so are important to write down to capture and to remember because today you're heartbroken but tomorrow you'll be in love again.

I'm pretty pale. In high school I was insecure and thought it'd be cool to go to a tanning bed. Now I just let it look the way it looks.

But when I hear a great song I can't help but be inspired by it regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.

Got a long list of ex-lovers they'll tell you I'm insane. But I got a blank space baby and I'll write your name.

You can't be in love with a Google search.

I'm only me when I'm with you.

Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer

Who you are is not where you've been... You're still an innocent.

I don't know if you know who you are until you lose who you are.

I think who you are in school really sticks with you.

I'm captivated by you baby like a firework show.

Just be yourself there is no one better.

Sometimes in life you have to be your own best friend.

I don't think there's an option for me to fall in love slowly or at medium speed. I either do or I don't.

I definitely know that there's somebody looking out for me because I could never do this alone.

We don't need to share the same opinions as others but we need to be respectful.

My parents have always been very respectful of me so I've always been really respectful of them. My worst fear is to let them down so that's why I don't misbehave.

I can't deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. It's a conscious thing; it's a common-sense thing.

I can't deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you.

Every one of my regrets has produced a song I'm proud of.

I don't think you should ever take life so serious that you forget to play.

Be grateful more than anything in your life. If you have to put a priority on something put a priority on what your thankful for and the people in your life that you're grateful for.

I'll be strong I'll be wrong oh but life goes on Oh I'm just a girl trying to find a place in this world

I've always strived to be successful not famous.

I think I'm smart unless I'm really really in love and then I am ridiculously stupid.

I was the girl who didn't get invited to parties.

Music can take you back in time to that place when you first fell in love and really haunt you.

I'm not really that girl who dreams about her wedding day.

I really like Lady GaGa and everything she is for her fans.

Lady gagas "hair" is my theme song.

I've been my mom's kitchen helper since I was a little kid.

My style advice to other girls is to be experimental but always have a 'home base' and stick with your comfort style.

I base a lot of decisions on my gut and going with an independent label was a good one.

Once a relationship is done it's done. You can't do that back and forth thing.

I've been singing Shakira songs in front of my bathroom mirror into my hairbrush forever. It's like a daily routine.

When I was in high school I remember seeing girls crying in the bathroom every Monday about what they did that weekend. I never wanted to be that girl crying in the bathroom.

Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

I tend to think things are love and then look back and reevaluate.

I keep going back to love when I write songs because I can't figure it out.

Being excited about stuff on a daily basis I'm so excited by it.

I began absolutely non-stop tormenting my parents begging them on a daily basis to move there.

I'm so lucky that my songs are basically my diary put to music.

It's a love story baby just say Yes.

Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful.

If you're lucky enough to be different never change.

I'm beginning to think that you don't find happiness from living your life looking ahead or backâ?¦ that you find it when you look around.

I'd like to think you don't stop being creative once you get happy.

I have an excellent father his strength is making me stronger.

Words can break someone into a million pieces but they can also put them back together

Writing 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' was one of the most hilarious experiences I have ever had in the studio because it just happened so naturally.

Never compare yourself to beautiful girls.

You've got every right to a beautiful life

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter. You are the best thing that's ever been mine.

Be careful with what you say. A girl remembers everything.

If they don't like you for being yourself be yourself even more.

Being single is wonderful and I love it. I don't ever have a morning where I wake up and say 'I really need to find a boyfriend today.'

Just keep doing 'you' and being who you are and doing what feels natural to you.

I think that you can love people without it being the great love.

No matter what happens in life be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

being open isn't the same as being weak.

You've had your share of secrets and I'm tired of being the last to know

I never want to end up being a self-centered vain human being.

Ryan Seacrest: Trouble trouble trouble. So why do girls go for the bad guys what is it Taylor Swift? Why? Taylor Swift: Because maybe we could change them! Everybody wants to like tame a lion.

Most of the time songs that I write end up being finished in 30 minutes or less.

My ultimate goal is to end up being happy. Most of the time.

I love being a part of the country-music community.

I'd like to think you don't stop being creative once you get happy. My ultimate goal is to end up being happy. Most of the time.

And honestly if somebody wants to criticize me for not being a trainwreck that's fine with me!

To me fearless isn't not having fears it's not that you're not afraid of anything. I think that being fearless is having a lot of fears but you jump anyway.

Being "fearless" isn't about being unafraid it's about being TERRIFIED and still going for it.

Feel good about being someone who loves selflessly. I think someday you'll find someone who loves you the exact same way.

being fearless doesn't mean you have no fears. it means you're strong enough to face them

If you are lucky enough to find something that you love and you have a shot at being good at it don't stop don't put it down.

I don't have any interest in going out to clubs. I love people and I love socializing I just don't have any interest in being drunk.

When you see something bad happening out in the world you should try to help in whatever way you can.

your hands are tough but there mine belong in

...we almost never speak I don't feel welcome anymore baby what happened please tell me?

Always consider giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game... And if it's a game then you need to win.

So there are different examples of fairy tales and sometimes I believe in them and sometimes I don't.

You have to believe in love stories and prince charming and that eventually you'll find your own happily ever after.

Real love still happens sometimes. It's not just something we make up when you're nine. I have to believe that. You do too.

I dream about finding an exception and finding someone who would make me believe in love and realize that it can work out.

No matter what love throws at you you have to believe in it.

I have to believe in fairy tales and I have to believe in love.

I'm the girl who still believes prince charming exists somewhere out there.

Seems like the only one who doesn't see your beauty is the face in the mirror looking back at you.

I think every girl's dream is to find a bad boy at the right time when he wants to not be bad anymore.

Nothing ruins your day more than getting a bad review.

Growing up is scary because it happens without you knowing it.

I'm interested in Jackson Pollock's kind of art where art is beautiful but it's nothing and yet it's incredible.

Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything?

The way you walk way you talk way you say my name; it's beautiful wonderful don't you ever change.

Even if a relationship is breakable it doesn't mean it isn't worthwhile beautiful and all the things that we look for.

Some of the most beautiful people in the whole world wake up some days and they don't think that they're pretty.

I could make the bad guys good for a weekend.

Love is unpredictable and it's frustrating and it's tragic and it's beautiful.

It's the most maddening beautiful magical horrible painful wonderful joyous thing in the world love

There are beautiful things about both being in love and being out of love. I just think you have to find those things.

I've never felt like there's just one way to be beautiful. Tall or short straight hair or curly it doesn't matter.

Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is something that makes you feel really alone. If someone's singing about that feeling you feel bonded to that person.

It's one of the craziest feelings to be on stage and know that you were sitting on your bedroom floor when that song came to be and now there's an arena full of people singing it.

Sometimes the person you'd take a bullet for is the person behind the trigger.

Being a powerful woman who also exhibits great warmth is an incredible feat because people think that to be powerful you have to be cold and you don't.

You realize the bad guy isn't wearing a black cape or easy to spot; he's funny makes you laugh and has perfect hair.

In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is.

If guys don't want me to write bad songs about them they shouldn't do bad things.

I know my flaws before other people point them out to me.

You pay for good days by then having bad days. You pay for joy with pain.

Fearless is falling madly in love again even though you've been hurt before.

You can never forget the people who were always there for you from the beginning.

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream" -

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.

she thinks I'm psycho cause I like to rhyme her name with things.

One of the things people don't really recognise about the similarities between country and hip-hop is that they're celebrations of pride in a lifestyle.

At a certain point if you chase two rabbits you lose them both.

If you ever think you're the only person in the world feeling a certain way just please know that you're not.

I still love writing in my journal and wearing sparkly dresses and looking at old chandeliers.

You can plan on a change in the weather and time but I never planned on you changing you mind.

Fearless is knowing that someday things will change.

What I've learned is not to change who you are because eventually you're going to run out of new things to become.

I'm never in the same place for more than like three days at a time. Things can change from one minute to the next.

In school if you're different that's uncool. But I try to maintain confidence in who I am...because...you know...I don't really want to change it.

All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

I think my favorite thing about seasons changing is the opportunity to look different.

I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day which can change the course of your year which can change who you are.

I've seen my friends take someone back after they've cheated because they fit perfectly.

The worst possible way a relationship can end is when somebody cheats on somebody else.

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 had the most magical childhood running free and going anywhere I wanted to in my head.

Happiness can be reached by choice and how you look at life.

I only sing in my church choir. Except the other night I stole the show at karaoke night.

I'm very aware and very conscious of the path I chose in life and very aware of the path I didn't choose.

I grew up on a Christmas tree farm with all this space to run around and the [freedom] to be a crazy kid with tangled hair.

I can imagine it's hard to make a relationship last. I wouldn't know.

But then you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and you're right there in love again.

It's possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.

so i sneak out to the garden to see you we keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew so close your eyes escape this town for a little while.

I like organizing things. I like organizing my closets so that I know where everything is. And and I used to color code it.

I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo-shoots.

I don't think I was born to be in the club. Just to throw that out there.

I never want to change so much that people can't recognize me.

The only thing I can't control is the spin in the press. And so if I know I can't control that I have to let it go.

I can't say hello to you and risk another goodbye.

I'd like to do a completely off-the-wall collaboration. I would like one of my songs to be the hook to a rap song. That would be so much fun!

Just because as human beings what we can't have is what we reply in our head over and over again before we go to sleep.

My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love what color their skin is or their religion.

Some combinations of people are toxic you know? You have to find the right one that isn't just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.

I think doing something that's different that's out of your comfort zone is important

For some reason I'm really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.

I feel like my dating life has become a national pastime and Im not comfortable providing that entertainment anymore.

When you hear people making hateful comments stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate and you could open their eyes.

I don't compare myself to anyone else; I don't make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them and that's okay by me.

I don't compete with other people in the industry I compete with myself.

I really don't want a compilation of sounds. I just need them to be songs.

I've wanted one thing in my life. I don't want to be that girl that gets that one thing then complains.

I've wanted one thing for me whole life and I'm not going to be that girl who wants one thing her whole life then gets it and complains.

People don't usually compliment your character.

My favorite thing in life is writing about life specifically the parts of life concerning love. Because as far as I'm concerned love is absolutely everything.

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear

I cap myself when I shop; I don't like to spend extravagant amounts on clothes. But I do get lent clothes for events it's scary to wear something so expensive but I feel really pampered.

If you cry over a guy then your friends can't date him. It can't even be considered.

If you're yelling you're the one who's lost control of the conversation.

All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years.

The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go that's powerful.

Hearing a crowd scream is the coolest sound in the world. It can motivate me to do anything.

If I looked at every other girl in the entertainment industry as competition my life would be really lonely. I wouldn't have some of the coolest friends that I'm so glad I've gotten to know.

Now stand in the corner and think about what you've done!

and they could name a handful.

Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I've met.

To truly love is to have the courage to walk away and let the other person who wishes to be free go no matter how much it hurts.

I don't like to feel like I'm in a club when I'm in my car and I turn on the radio. Anything that ceases to be a song and just sounds like house music kind of stresses me out.

I've always written songs the same way. You learn different tricks - you learn craft you learn structure all that - as you go.

Love is the one wild card.

I'd rather be at home and eat ice cream than go out and get wasted.

Hendersonville is home because I live there and I work there. But when I come back to Pennsylvania and see the crowds and the landscape it's such a rush. It just feels like home.

When I am talking to people who I feel don't like me or are mean I get really shy and I kind of curl up personality wise.

I don't drink to get drunk. That's just not cute.

You realize who you're in love with is fading fast. You don't know what to do but in that period time moves so slowly.

Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind.

I'm the kind of person who needs to feel like everything happens for a reason. When you date a guy and it goes badly that's horrible. But if you can write a song about it then it was worth it.

Don't find love let it find you. It's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall you just do.

I remember straightening my hair because I wanted to be like everybody else and now the fact that anybody would emulate what I do? It's just funny.

I wouldn't want to date a pushover who would let me make all the plans and have all the control.

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!

I don't have a type. I don't have a specific kind of human being. It's just kind of an X-factor of sorts. Everybody I've ever dated has been a case-by-case situation.

When I figured out how to work my grill it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill.

Darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

I have a terrifying long list of fears. Literally everything - diseases spiders... and people getting tired of me.

Your eyes wider than distance this life is sweeter than fiction.

I would like to do a duet with Taylor Hanson because I have loved Hanson since I was 8.

We wrote a song while sitting on a trampoline & we loved it so much that we ended up recording it as a duet

I rode an elevator with a guy who was whistling the tune of 'this is the song that never ends'. Putting that on me? Come on dude..

Nothing safe is worth the drive.

There are two ways you can go with pain: You can let it destroy you or you can use it as fuel to drive youâ?¦

Loving him was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street; faster than the winds passionate as sin ending so suddenly.

I'm Taylor I'm 11 and I want a record deal.

I go to Wal-Mart all the time. The one in my hometown of Hendersonville Tenn. is open 24 hours so I go there a lot to buy DVDs and stuff like that.

You can't lead me down that rode.

When we meet someone and we fall in love we don't ever imagine that it's going to end.

If you're lucky enough to have something that makes you different don't ever change.

I don't believe in endorsing a product that you don't want to endorse.

You can walk away and say "We don't need this." but something in your eyes says "We can beat this.

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters and make fun of our exes.

Every day was a struggle. Forget making plans for life - we were just trying to make it to next week.

I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!

My experience with songwriting is usually so confessional it's so drawn from my own life and my own stories.

I'm intrigued and drawn to people who know exactly who they are who know what they want who live life on their own terms.

The drama and the trauma of the relationship you have when you're 16 can mirror the one you have when you're 26. Life repeats itself.

I like to write about love and love lost because I feel like there are so many different subcategories of emotions that you can possibly delve into.

I like things you can touch and things you can keep because every bit of communication we have is ephemeral in nature. You can just delete an e-mail and it's like it was never there.

You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.

I've always loved Def Leppard ever since I was little.

Never believe anyone who tells you that you don't deserve what you want.

Love always ends differently and it always begins differently - especially with me.

I think your life is full of first loves because every time you love someone new you love them in a different way.

Unique and different is the new generation of beautifulâ?¦ You dont have to be like everybody else. In fact I don't think you should.

I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.

My audience has really become a very diverse group of people. It's not just 15-year-old girls. That's kind of what allows me to write from all the different places I want to write from.

I think that the idea of having a different approach to every single one of my albums is so exciting to me. I never want to make the same record twice. Why do it? What's the point?

Beauty is sincerity.There are so many different ways someone can be beautiful.

The drought was the very worst when the flowers that we'd grown together died of thirst.

Music is my shining light my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!

A lot of people have pretty little heads but it's difficult to find a pretty little mind.

I think loving someone despite what people think is FEARLESS. <3

When you run into someone that you used to be in love with all that you have is drama desperation and not know what to do.

I love dresses and I've definitely thought about designing them someday. I just want to make sure that I wait until the time is perfect and I can do it right.

Listening to my songs is like reading my diary.

I write songs that are like diary entries. I have to do it in order to feel sane.

Be the fearless girl that everyone knows would dare to do anything.

In this business you have to develop a thick skin but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature.

I've always been really really aware of my insecurities - really really aware. I never developed that thick skin that keeps you from letting things get to you.

I think I've developed as many people do this sense of 'Don't say the wrong thing or else people will point at you and laugh.'

I think I've developed this pattern of running away when it comes time to fall in love and stay in a relationship.

Now you say you want it back Now that it's just too late Well could have been easy.

Having room to run and having just the space to use your imagination and create stories out of everyday life I think that had a lot to do with me wanting write. And write songs

You can stay the same person you've always been even if everything around you changes.

Everytime you smile I smile And everytime you shine I'll shine for you.

Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy.

Every single one of us has a few months here or there that feel like dark months.

I second-guess and overthink and rethink every single thing that I do.

Maybe you won't find a place where you fit in for a very long time but you eventually will.

When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening.

Love will find you when you least expect it.

I never expected anything to be given to me.

I was from a small town and nobody really expects you to leave especially before you graduate. That doesn't happen.

If I'm gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That's how it works.

The little I am exposed to hurts my feelings. The only things I can really control are my songs and my behavior. The rest? If I focused on it that would lead to insanity.

When I was 8 years old it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about.

One of the most important things about social media is knowing when to put the phone down and experience your life.

You gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way you experienced it.

Music is changing so quickly and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly that everything new like Spotify all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment.

Never forget the essence of your spark!

The song 'Innocent' is a song that I wrote about something that really really emotionally impacted me.

I feel the emotion that life conjures up and the songs I write get me closer to my feelings and realising who I am. It's a natural process.

I'm shining like fireworks over your sad empty town

Love tends to end in a very painful goodbye.

Most of us fear reaching the end of our life regretting moments when we didn't speak up say I love you or say I'm sorry.

Sometimes when relationships end you write an e-mail and say everything you wish you said. Sometimes you don't push send.

As you experience love and relationships you start to realize that love tends to end in a very painful goodbye.

Every time i try and wink at someone I mess it up and end up scaring people.

You meet someone and it's so much more than meeting them. It's so much bigger and it's like you're enchanted by them.

Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play I'm fully behind.

I didn't know what a stockbroker was when I was eight but I would just tell everybody that's what I was going to be.

I don't have big security guards. I don't have an entourage.

At some point you have to forget about grudges because they only hurt.

It can be heartbreaking when you find out that your fairytale image of the world doesn't match the reality.

I don't like to feel like I'm some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.

I fought the idea of having security for a very long time because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself.

Right now I'm just single but I'm really looking forward to the day when I'm happily single.

There are two ways love can go. You can be good to each other or you could not play fair.

There are times when you get frustrated but the one thing you always focus on is treating people well. You just cannot storm off and freak out.