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.)

“She (Taylor Swift) somehow finds a way to needle, to pinpoint a particular spirit or feeling that, to the more susceptible among us at least, directly speaks to something specific and exposed within us. How did she know that that was how I felt?” — (x)

“At the Bleachers show in Williamsburg in March, Dunham watched from the rafters with Taylor Swift, with whom Antonoff wrote the Golden Globes-nominated song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Antonoff is a hardcore Swiftie, and he talks about her with the protectiveness and pride of an older brother. “We live in a fascinating time where there’s a weird shift in pop, and certain pop stars aren’t really resonating in the way they were,” he says. “The reason why Taylor stands above everyone else is because she’s a songwriter. She sits in rooms and she writes songs. Most importantly, they sound like her. All the other pop stars, to put it in a really simple way, they’re just not as talented.” Swift’s ability to craft her own material is what sets her apart, he believes. “Other pop stars have to go through, like, a goth phase. You can imagine the marketing meetings behind other pop stars. Whereas the meeting behind Taylor is like, ‘Write a great fucking album,’ which she can.”” —

Jack Antonoff, 

Why Taylor Swift “Stands Above Everyone Else” (x)

“Everyone you idolize wakes up scared to be themselves sometimes.” — Pete Wentz (dec. 2005)

Some days I feel like I can totally handle it and then some days I feel like I’m walking on a tightrope and I’m losing my balance. Because you’re human and you have good days and bad days and up days and down days and that’s just kinda how it works. That’s why writing songs helps me get through all that.”