Taylor Swift Quotes

Taylor Swift is one of the most successful singer-songwriters in recent memory. If you’re a fan, then you know that she is one talented, inspiring artist. She has written songs about love, heartbreak, friendships and more that resonate with so many people. Her lyrics are honest and genuine, and they offer wisdom and insight that everyone can appreciate. Here are some of the best quotes from Taylor Swift that will leave you feeling inspired.

  • But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in timeā€¦

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  • My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.

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  • People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like – that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.

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  • 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.

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  • But, I’ve always loved John Mayer and I think T-Pain is brilliant.

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  • When I’m getting to know someone, I look for someone who has passions that I respect, like his career. Someone who loves what he does is really attractive.

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  • When you say, ‘I spent my summers at the Jersey Shore,’ people always say, ‘Oh, really?’ They think of the TV show. So I just say, ‘A cute little harbor town in New Jersey.’

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  • I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.

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

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  • A lot of people ask me, ‘How did you have the courage to walk up to record labels when you were 12 or 13 and jump right into the music industry?’ It’s because I knew I could never feel the kind of rejection that I felt in middle school. Because in the music industry, if they’re gonna say no to you, at least they’re gonna be polite about it.

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

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  • I always have to be writing.

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  • 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.

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  • Seeing a live Kenny Chesney show, you know what you’re going to get. You know it’s going to be an all-day party.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • There are no rules when it comes to love.

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  • 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.

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  • My imagination is a twisted place.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Don’t ever call a guy first. The thing they want the most is whatever they can’t have. It sounds really juvenile, but it works.

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  • 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.

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  • There are so many emotions that you’re feeling, you can get stifled by them if you’re feeling them all at once. What I try to do is take one moment – one simple, simple feeling – and expand it into three-and-a-half minutes.

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  • One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write what’s really happening to me, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow for people around me… I do fear that if I ever were to have someone in my life who mattered, I would second-guess every one of my lyrics.

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  • 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.

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  • I’m the type of person, I have to study to get an A on the test.

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

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  • When I get on a roll with something, it’s really hard for me to put it down unfinished.

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  • I’m not concerned with people seeing me in a certain way. Some people see me as a kid, some people see me as an adult. But I’m seriously not going to complain how anybody sees me, as long as they see me.

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  • I look out at the stadiums full of people and see them all knowing the words to songs I wrote. And curling their hair! 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. And wonderful.

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  • 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.

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  • I’m not afraid to write my feelings in songs.

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  • When I’m 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I’ll be like: ‘Cool, I’ll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.’

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

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

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  • I think that as you grow up, as you get older, we can’t get bitter, we can’t get jaded.

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  • My confidence is easy to shake. I am very well aware of all of my flaws. I am aware of all the insecurities that I have.

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  • I feel like in my music I can be a rebel. I can say things I wouldn’t say in real life.

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  • My dad is a Chatty Cathy, the social butterfly; friendly; knows everybody in the whole world by six degrees; tells me that every performance is the greatest he’s ever seen, every new outfit is the coolest. Constant cheerleader.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out.

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  • 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.

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

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  • I don’t have big security guards. I don’t have an entourage.

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  • I’ve written all my songs on every single one of my records, and that’s what’s been fun about looking back.

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  • You can draw inspiration from anything. If you’re a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you’re casually talking to says something that makes you so mad – you can create an entire scenario around that.

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  • 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.

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  • I am alone a lot, which is good. I need that time to just be alone after a long day, just decompress. So, I go to either my house or the hotel, or my apartment, or whatever – wherever I am, I go home and I watch TV and I sit there, with my cat, and I just watch TV or go online, check my emails.

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

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  • 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.’

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • I have a terrifying long list of fears. Literally everything – diseases, spiders… and people getting tired of me.

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  • The most miraculous process is watching a song go from a tiny idea in the middle of the night to something that 55,000 people are singing back to you.

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

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

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  • Every single one of the guys that I’ve written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans.

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  • I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • When you say ‘control freak’ and ‘OCD’ and ‘organized,’ that suggests someone who’s cold in nature, and I’m just not. Like, I’m really open when it comes to letting people in. But I just like my house to be neat, and I don’t like to make big messes that would hurt people.

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

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

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  • Getting a great idea with song writing is a lot like love. You don’t know why this one is different, but it is. You don’t know why this one is better, but it is. It sticks in your head, and you can’t stop thinking about it.

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  • All of my songs are autobiographical.

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  • I’ve got my Grammys on top of my piano and I look at them when I play.

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  • I don’t mind being pale. In high school, it seemed like everybody cared about being tan all year round, but I haven’t really thought about it since then. I don’t go to a tanning bed, and I get bored when I lay out. I put sunscreen on when I’m in the sun, and sometimes I get tan, but I don’t really think about it very much.

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  • I’ve never thought about any kind of prejudice about women in country music because I never felt like it affected me. I was fortunate enough to come about in a time when I didn’t feel that kind of energy at all, and it was always my theory that if you want to play in the same ballgame as the boys, you’ve got to work as hard as them.

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

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  • I remember auditioning for record labels and having them tell me, ‘Well, the country-radio demographic is the thirty-five-year-old female housewife. Give us a song that relates to the thirty-five-year-old female, and we’ll talk.’

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

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  • I am getting to the point where the only love worth being in is the love worth singing about.

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  • I love hugging people. I still hug everybody in my meet-and-greet lines.

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  • 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.

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  • I’m a songwriter. Everything affects me.

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  • Songs are my diaries; they always have been. You have to put your trust in everyone because putting down those real, personal details and thoughts that make a song authentic also opens you right up. I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me.

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

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  • I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one.

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

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  • I never give advice unless someone asks me for it. One thing I’ve learned, and possibly the only advice I have to give, is to not be that person giving out unsolicited advice based on your own personal experience.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.

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  • I still have mixed feelings about what growing up is – this thing that happens to everyone, so I’ve heard.

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

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  • When I listen to a song, I don’t say, ‘Oh my gosh, that vocal line she sang was the best thing I ever heard.’ I’m thinking, ‘That lyric just moves me. That lyric just said what I feel better than I could say it myself.’

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

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

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  • I’ve never been shy or secretive with the fact that if you walk into my life, you may be walking onto a record.

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  • I’ve never wanted to use my age as a gimmick, as something that would get me ahead of other people. I’ve wanted the music to do that.

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  • I’ve never gotten thick skin. If you close yourself off and you get this protective armor, there is a price you pay with that – of not feeling. And feeling is important when you are a songwriter.

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  • It never mattered to me that people in school didn’t think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it – though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, ‘I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.’

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  • When I’m writing a record, I kind of don’t listen to much music. Just because I want to be inspired solely on the emotion; just based on how it feels.

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  • I don’t live by all these rigid, weird rules that make me feel all fenced in. I just like the way that I feel like, and that makes me feel very free.

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  • As your career grows, the list of things that makes you happy should not become smaller, it should become bigger.

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  • 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.

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

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  • As soon as I accomplish one goal, I replace it with another one. I try not to get too far ahead of myself. I just say to myself, ‘All right, well, I’d like to headline a tour,’ and then when I get there, we’ll see what my next goal is.

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  • Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.

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  • When I was a teenager, my biggest lessons came from Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley. I learned so much from opening up for those artists, and it also taught me how to treat your opening acts and make them feel like they’re part of a family, not just a tour.

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  • I’ve always strived to be successful, not famous.

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  • I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.

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  • I can say I’d honestly rather be happy than have 30 to 40 songs that I’ve written about these thrilling, exciting, horrible, unhappy times.

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  • I don’t really know that much about love, it turns out.

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

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

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  • The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.

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  • I like the way the stories of my relationships sound to music more than the way they look in print, in gossip columns or in me talking about them in interviews. I think it’s a better way of telling the stories.

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

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  • When I look at acting careers that I really admire, I see that it’s been a precise decision-making process for these people. They make decisions based on what they love, and they do only the things that they are passionate about. They play only characters that they can’t stop thinking about.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values.

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

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  • I don’t want people to think of me as sexy.

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  • 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!

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  • The song ‘Innocent’ is a song that I wrote about something that really, really emotionally impacted me.

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  • I feel like my music has become a lot of things. It’s hard to label the evolution, but I like there to be an evolution. I just like to paint with all different kinds of colors.

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  • 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.

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

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  • I haven’t had that one great love, which is good. I don’t want that to be in the past – I want it to be in the future.

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  • Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love.

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  • If there’s a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there’s a house rumor, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.

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  • For some reason, I’m really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.

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

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  • I created my MySpace page in eighth grade, because that’s how all my friends talked to each other, so I made one, too. Then, all of a sudden, my friends started putting my songs on their profiles, and then their relatives, their friends in different states did.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • I’ve just tried to grow up in the most natural and gradual process that I possibly can and make choices I feel are right for me and my fans.

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  • When I’m in management meetings when we’re deciding my future, those decisions are left up to me. I’m the one who has to go out and fulfill all these obligations, so I should be able to choose which ones I do or not. That’s the part of my life where I feel most in control.

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  • For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don’t think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I’m with them.

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  • A development deal is where they’re giving you recording time and money to record, but not promising that they’ll put an album out.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Nothing ruins your day more than getting a bad review.

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  • 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.

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