An archive of Taylor Swift quotes.
"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. It’s hard to say what different topics inspire me the most. 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."
"This year for Thanksgiving, I’m going to be in Japan. So what my family is doing is we’re celebrating Thanksgiving early. We’re flying in my brother and my family at the beginning of November. For Christmas, I have no idea what I’m going to be doing. I feel like lately, with this album coming out and the promotion and stuff, I feel like I’ve been kinda shot out of a cannon, so I think Christmas will be when I land from that." — Taylor Swift talking about her plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2012 (x)
"I think for me, one of my favorite things is getting to go all over the world. The new video that we have out for ‘Begin Again’ is shot in Paris, which is why my performance is Paris-themed. I’ve learned so much about music and different cultures and different languages and the way people live all over the world by touring in Brazil and Australia and Japan, all over Asia, all over Europe. It’s been unbelievable to get to experience the way that the world sees music everywhere. It’s unreal." — Taylor Swift talking about the Begin Again music video (x)
"We’ve had an amazing week and I have a new album out called ‘Red’ and the song I’m performing on the CMAs is a song called ‘Begin Again.’ This has been the most unbelievable feeling, putting out my fourth album and having fans buy 1.2 million of it in the first week - that’s something I never expected as a possibility. I’m just blown away and I’m walking around with a perpetual smile on my face. So I think for me, the feeling of going into the CMAs is such an amazing feeling of perpetual feeling of celebration, joy and appreciation." — Taylor Swift talking about the CMAs and Red (x)
"I just sat down one day with my guitar and got in a groove, and went with it. I like to write about how music affects people, and this was fun to write because it’s about a couple who DOESN’T have a song. I like the banjo and you really can’t go wrong with banjo. I wanted it to be last on the album, because the last line of the chorus is ‘play it again’. Let’s hope people take it as a hint to go ahead and play the album again. Haha!" — Taylor Swift talking about Our Song (x)
"I wrote this song about a couple who lived next door to us. They’d been married forever and they came over one night for dinner, and were just so cute. They were talking about how they fell in love and got married, and how they met when they were just little kids. I thought it was so sweet, because you can go to the grocery store and read the tabloids, and see who’s breaking up and cheating on each other (or just listen to some of my songs, haha). But it was really comforting to know that all I had to do was go home and look next door to see a perfect example of forever." — Taylor Swift talking about Mary’s Song (Oh My My My) (x)
"Just being a human being, I’ve realized that before every big problem you create for yourself, before every huge mess you have to clean up, there was a crucial moment where you could’ve just said no. This is a song I wrote about a guy who never should have cheated on me." — Taylor Swift talking about Should’ve Said No (x)
"After hearing my songs, a lot of people ask me, ‘How many boyfriends have you HAD?’ And I always tell them that more of my songs come from observation than actual experience. In other words, you don’t have to date someone to write a song about them. This is a song I wrote about a guy I never dated! Wow, right? Haha. This song is about a guy I thought was cute, and never really talked to him much. But something about him inspired this song, just watching him." — Taylor Swift talking about Stay Beautiful (x)
"One of my best friends is absolutely beautiful. She goes to beauty pageants and wins everything. Girls want to be her and guys want to be with her. I wrote this song the day I found out about her eating disorder. It completely blew my mind, and this one was tough to write, because I wasn’t just telling some sad story. This was real. This song is basically about the girls I know, and the difficult things I saw them go through. I’ve never seen this song as a lecture. It’s really about how no matter what my friends go through, I’m always going to love them." — Taylor Swift talking about Tied Together With A Smile (x)
"This is one of the first songs I ever wrote, and it talks about the very reason I ever started to write songs. It was when I was twelve years old, and a complete outcast at school. I was a lot different than all the other kids, and I never really knew why. I was taller, and sang country music at karaoke bars and festivals on weekends while other girls went to sleepovers. Some days I woke up not knowing if anyone was going to talk to me that day. I think every person comes to a point in their life when you have a long string of bad days. You can choose to let it drag you down, or you can find ways to rise above it. I came to the conclusion that even though people hadn’t always been there for me, music had. It’s strange to think how different my life would be right now if I had been one of the cool kids." — Taylor Swift talking about The Outside (x)