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Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is American pop and country music singer-songwriter whose tales of young heartache achieved widespread success in the early 21st century. Let’s explore these powerful Taylor Swift quotes from songs, lyrics, and performances.
Powerful Taylor Swift Quotes
“Maybe you’re not meant to fit in. maybe you’re supposed to stand out.” “Taylor Swift on ‘Having More Fun’ Than the Haters” by Simon Perry, people.com. October 11, 2014
“Apologising when you have hurt someone who really matters to you takes nothing away from you. Even if it was unintentional, it’s so easy to just apologise and move on.” Elle ’ 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30
“We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us.” Reputation foreword
“I don’t know if you know who you are, until you lose who you are.” “I Knew You Were Trouble’ Video: Taylor Swift Knew He Was Trouble” By Christopher Rosen, huffingtonpost.com. December 13, 2012.
“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.” “Taylor Swift on Kanye West: ‘It was important to write a song to him'” by James Dinh, mtv.com. October 11, 2010.
“My favorite thing in the world is telling stories, and most of what I do is telling stories through music.” “Q&A: Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” approach to stardom”. Associated Press Interview, philstar.com. May 29, 2009.
“I’d like to think you don’t stop being creative once you get happy.” Q&A: Taylor Swift Is a Woman We Love”. Interview with Peter Martin, esquire.com. October 8, 2012.
“Oh I don’t wanna grow up, wish I’d never grown up. It could still be simple.” Speak Now (Songbook): Easy Piano (ed. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2011) – ISBN: 9781458427601
“She’s not a saint, and she’s not what you think She’s an actress, whoa She’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress” Taylor Swift for Acoustic Guitar (Songbook): Strum It! Guitar (ed. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2013) – ISBN: 9781480338890
“Part of me feels you can’t say you were truly in love if it didn’t last. If I end up getting married and having kids, that’s when I’ll know it’s real – because it lasted.” “Taylor Swift says she’s never truly been in love – as none of her romances have lasted” by Tom Bryant, mirror.co.uk. November 27, 2012.
“Just keep doing ‘you’, and being who you are and doing what feels natural to you.” “Is Taylor Swift done with dating? ‘I just don’t see how it could work'” by Christina Garibaldi, mtv.com. October 1, 2014.
“My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.” “For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story”. wsj.com. July 7, 2014.
“It’s important to be self-aware about what people are saying about you, but even more so, be very aware of who you actually are, and to have that be the main priority.” Anything That Connects’: A Conversation With Taylor Swift. “All Things Considered” with Melissa Block, npr.org. October 31, 2014
“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.” “Taylor Swift’s Dating Tips: Glamour’s March Cover Star on the One Thing She Won’t Do in Relationships”. Interview with Cindi Leive, glamour.com. February 4, 2014.
“I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.” “Concert Review: Taylor Swift” by Jessica Norton, seventeen.com. August 18, 2011. Awesome Quotes from Taylor Swift
“My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion.” “Taylor Swift’s Mission: Take a Stand Against Hate!” by Dan Koday, seventeen.com. March 1, 2009.
“It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you.” “Taylor Swift Takes Time Out Of Media Whirlwind To Send Heartfelt Message To Bullied Teen” By Cate Matthews, huffingtonpost.com. September 3, 2014.
“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.” “Taylor Swift’s Mission: Take a Stand Against Hate!” by Dan Koday, seventeen.com. March 1, 2009.
“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.” “Five Questions with Taylor Swift”. seventeen.com. January 20, 2009.
“Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.” “Taylor Swift Tops The 2015 Maxim Hot 100”. Interview with Jessica Roy, maxim.com. May 12, 2015
“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.” “Taylor Swift: ‘I want to believe in pretty lies'” by Alex Macpherson, theguardian.com. October 18, 2012.
“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” “Taylor Swift’s reputation: will her new album silence her critics?” Laura Snapes, theguardian.com. November 9, 2017.
“Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.” Taylor Swift takes a stand over Spotify music royalties” by Hannah Ellis-Petersen, theguardian.com. November 5, 2014.
“All I ever do is learn from my mistakes so I don’t make the same ones again. Then I make new ones.” “Here Are The Secret Messages Taylor Swift Hid On Her ‘1989’ Album” by Christina Garibaldi, mtv.com. October 27, 2014.
“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.” “Taylor Swift Reveals Who She Gets Dressed Up For”. Asos Magazine Interview, abcnews.go.com. November 26, 2014.
“I think my favorite thing about seasons changing is the opportunity to look different.” “Seventeen’s Style Stars: The Best Dressed Celebs of 2010″. seventeen.com. November 21, 2010.
“Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you.” “Taylor Swift Says ‘Women Who Are Killing It’ Should ‘Motivate You,’ Not Threaten You” By Alanna Vagianos, huffingtonpost.com. November 13, 2014.
“Anytime someone tells me that I can’t do something, I want to do it more.” “Swift Ascent”. Interview with Lauren Waterman, teenvogue.com. January 25, 2009.
“I think there’s something so attractive about mystery.” Seventeen Interview, seventeen.com. April 26, 2009. The best Taylor Swift Quotes!
“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.” The Men of Taylor Swift” by Luchina Fisher, abcnews.go.com. December 4, 2012.
“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.” “Taylor Swift’s Sexual Assault Testimony Was A Lesson In Communication” by Joel Schwartzberg, huffingtonpost.com. August 11, 2017.
“I love trying to beat what I’ve done so far.” “The Taylor Swift quotebook” by Breeanna Hare, cnn.com. October 23, 2012.
“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.” Taylor Swift: ‘I want to believe in pretty lies'” by Alex Macpherson, theguardian.com. October 18, 2012.
“It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair.” Song: Changes, Album: Fearless
“Every day was a struggle. Forget making plans for life – we were just trying to make it to next week.” The Reinvention of Taylor Swift”. Interview with Josh Eells, rollingstone.com. September 8, 2014.
“There are no rules when it comes to love.” “InStyle’s June Cover Girl Is… Taylor Swift!” by Sharon Clott Kanter, instyle.com. May 17, 2011.
“If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are.” “Taylor Swift Tells Glamour the Stuff She Usually Only Tells Her Girlfriends in Her November 2012 Interview”. Interview with Cynthia McFadden, glamour.com. September 30, 2012.
“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” Taylor Swift Takes Time Out Of Media Whirlwind To Send Heartfelt Message To Bullied Teen” By Cate Matthews, huffingtonpost.com. September 3, 2014
“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.” Platinum Underdog: Why Taylor Swift Is the Biggest Pop Star in the World”. Interview with Jody Rosen, vulture.com. November 17, 2013.
“I have rules for a lot of areas of my life. Love is not going to be one of them.” “Taylor Swift in Wonderland”. Interview with Brian Hiatt, rollingstone.com. October 25, 2012.
“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.” “Why Taylor Swift Welcomed You to New York”. Interview with Scott Raab, esquire.com. October 20, 2014
“People throw rocks at things that shine.” Song: Ours, Album: Speak Now, 2010
“I don’t compete with other people in the industry, I compete with myself.” “ Country singer Taylor Swift takes ‘Fearless’ approach to stardom”. Interview with Nekesa Mumbi Moody, metro.us. May 28, 2009.
“People are going to talk about you. But maybe you’re having more fun than them anyway.” “The Taylor Swift quotebook” by Breeanna Hare, cnn.com. October 23, 2012.
“For some reason, I’m really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.” Taylor Swift Talks”. Interview with Laurie Sandell, glamour.com. October 4, 2010.
“Relationships are like traffic lights. And I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it’s a green light.” “Taylor Swift Single Forever? Singer Says She Might Never Get Married”. Wonderland magazine Interview, huffingtonpost.com. April 08, 2013.
“I’ve been careful in love. I’ve been careless in love. And I’ve had adventures I wouldn’t trade for anything.” “Taylor Swift Talks”. Interview with Laurie Sandell, glamour.com. October 4, 2010.
“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.” “Five Questions with Taylor Swift”. seventeen.com. January 20, 2009.
“You might think I’m bulletproof, but I’m not.” Song: Tell Me Why, Album: Fearless, 2008
“A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.” “Taylor Swift prefers strong-willed men”, hollywoodnews.com. October 31, 2010.
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Taylor Swift Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Taylor Swift spent living on a Christmas tree farm in the early years of her life. She revealed this in an interview with
She had many nicknames like Tay, Swifty, T-Swift, T-Swizzle, and T-Sweezy.
Before starting her career in the world of music, she used to
travel to New York for vocal and acting lessons. She had a dream of auditioning for Broadway.
She is exceptionally talented. She can play many instruments like guitar, piano, ukulele, electric guitar, and the banjo!
In an interview with the
Guardian in 2012, she said that she was highly inspired by listening to Shania Twain.
Her first song was ‘
Lucky You’. She wrote the song at the age of 12. The computer repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer helped her with the song, who also taught her to play the guitar.
She made her
acting debut in an episode of CSI, playing rebellious teenager Haley Jones in 2009.
She has won 10 Grammy Awards, including twice for Album of the Year. She became the first woman to do so.
She’s a big supporter of
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