“I wanna define my life on my own terms.” — Taylor Swift on her priorities now (x)

“It takes a long time to figure out who you are and where you fit in in the world. I’m putting myself in all these awkward situations where the dancers are incredible, and I’m having fun with it, but not fitting in. They’re doing the most beautiful things, and I’m being embarrassingly bad at it. It shows you to keep doing you, keep being you, keep trying to figure out where you fit in in the world, and eventually you will” — Taylor on Shake it off music video (x)

“I’ve had every part of my life dissected — my choices, my actions, my words, my body, my style, my music. When you live your life under that kind of scrutiny, you can either let it break you, or you can get really good at dodging punches. And when one lands, you know how to deal with it. And I guess the way that I deal with it is to shake it off.” — Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone about ‘Shake it off’ (x)

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” — Robin Williams (via dishevelment)

I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me. It’s like how I’m perceived to be constantly going out with people. I’m just not. It’s like she’s a hopeless romantic so she’s a serial monogamist, always dating. They look at me and think: ‘Oh she has to be in love or she’s not happy.’ It is possible for a woman to be romantic but also to be single and to be happy. - Taylor Swift

“I’ll cook for these boys, and they’ll be like, ‘I’m on a diet.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t hang out with you.’” — Taylor Swift (x)

“You could put her in a time machine in any era and she would have a hit record.” — John Mayer on Taylor Swift (via needsyouthisway)

“I had this one real jerk of a teacher who I was asking and I was like “so what is the difference between a 6 string and a 12 string guitar?” and he goes, “uh I don’t need to answer that for you because there’s no way you’ll be able to play a 12 string guitar at your age, and your fingers aren’t developed enough.. there’s no way you’ll be able to play it.” So the next day I picked out the 12 string guitar that I wanted and waited about 6 months till Christmas came around and I got that 12 string guitar and I would play it every single day until my fingers bled. At first it seemed really hard and then I just realized that if I put my mind to something then it was really mind over matter, and maybe my fingers weren’t long enough or developed enough to play it but I played it.” — Taylor Swift (via tswiftquotes1)

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“Anyone who thinks Taylor Swift isn’t good for the girl cause has to be crazy, because any woman who’s dominating the charts, the creative director of her own empire, and made whatever millions of dollars last year is only lifting us up. Killing it. And she’s super-creative, an amazing role model, beautiful…..And I think it’s fake intellectuals who don’t have an interest in her. I think real intellectuals would be interested in what she’s doing and understand that she represents something really cool and like a great cultural shift. Anyone who tries to debate Taylor Swift with me, I’m like, “You are an uninformed consumer, and you will be shut down. You’re not doing this.” — Lena Dunham in Vulture Magazine (via butimreadytofly)

“It sucks that this had to happen to you, I am so sorry but you are so, so brave and so, so strong and I know you can get through this. We can do it together, okay? I’ll be thinking of you and sending you love & prayers every day, and next time we see each other you’ll be front row at my concert. Deal?” — Taylor Swift (to a child at hasboro children’s hospital who had previously had tickets to a show but had to cancel due to her illness.)