I sent this voice memo to Ryan Tedder because I always wanted to work with him. And finally, we scheduled some studio time. I always want to be prepared. I wanted to send him the idea I was working on before we went into the studio just in case he wrote back and said, ‘I can’t stand that. I want to work on something else. Think of something else.’ So I just sat down at the piano, put my phone on top of the piano and just kind of explained to him where I wanted to go with the song, how I saw the melody sitting in, and we ended up recording the song the next day and it ended up being on the record, called ‘I Know Places.’
Taylor Swift talking about writing “I Know Places” with Ryan Tedder (x)
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Country music teaches you to work. You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn’t happen. In Nashville, if you go four hours late to a photo shoot, everyone leaves. In Nashville, if you don’t care about radio and being kind to people who are being good to you…It’s a symbiotic relationship, and if you don’t take care of it, they they won’t take care of you. I’ve never been more proud to have come from a community that’s so rooted in songwriting, so rooted in hard work and in treating people well. It was the best kind of training.
Taylor Swift (ESQUIRE, NOVEMBER 2014) (x)
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I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years. (Even in Tennessee?- Interviewer) No, they have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up to my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t ever want to be scared. I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.
Taylor Swift on having security (Esquire, November 2014) (x)
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I wanted it to be unapologetic. I was like ‘You don’t like me for who I am, watch me be even more who I am.
Taylor Swift about Shake It Off (x)
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Ed has a song that he’s obsessed with called Bad Blood, and Ella likes a song called Welcome To New York - that’s her favourite I think. It’s awesome because both of them are such amazing songwriters so when they kind of raise their hand and go “that one, that one, that one”, it’s a cool moment.
Taylor Swift on what Ed and Lorde’s favourite songs are off 1989 (x)
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You’re going to have people who are going to say ‘Oh, you know like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends’ and I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love-life, and no one raises a red flag there.
Taylor Swift on some peoples views on her songwriting. (x)
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People say all the time, “you need to spend some time to yourself, and figure out who you are”, and I never really understood it until it happened to me. And I woke up one day, and I just realized,

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I’m in New York because I want to be in New York. I cut my hair short because I wanted to. I made a pop album because I wanted to.
Taylor Swift not taking anybody’s shit (via wonderstay)
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Out Of The Woods is one of my favorite songs on this album because one of the goals I set out to accomplish when I made this album was that I wanted to make sure that these songs sounded exactly the way the emotions felt.

This song is about the fragility and breakable nature of some relationships. This was a relationship where I was kind-of living day to day wondering where it was going, if it was going to go anywhere, if it was going to end the next day. It was a relationship where you never felt like you were standing on solid ground. And that kind of a feeling brings on excitement but also extreme anxiety and a frantic feeling of wondering.

And this song sounds exactly like that frantic feeling but it stresses that even if a relationship is breakable and fragile and full of anxiety, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile, exciting, beautiful, and all of the things that we look for.

Taylor Swift talking about her new song Out Of The Woods on GMA 10.13.14 (x)
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I conceptualized this crazy idea that we would do these secret gatherings and kind of go back to the beginning of my career, when I used to get to know my fans in parking lots and little gatherings.
Taylor on promoting 1989 (x)
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I don’t know if I’ll have kids. It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.

I’m too young to get married. Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?

Taylor on marriage and family (Instyle magazine November 2014)
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The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms. Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I’d try. It’s a really liberating and freeing time.
Taylor Swift (People Magazine, October 2014)
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Mariska Hargitay is one of my huge female role models. I like the fact that she balances a really, really successful and stressful career with a very seemingly, incredibly, happy, beautiful personal life. That’s I think, the goal for everyone.
Taylor to E! News (via youprovethemwrong)
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I’m not going to compromise the happiness and independence that I found just for just anybody. The idea of a date gives me a partial panic attack. It includes 40 paparazzi camera shooting through windows at us, that’s not relaxing or alluring for me. That makes me want to crawl under the couch and hide! But I’m fine! I have two cats. That’s all I need.
Taylor to People Magazine (via youprovethemwrong)
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When I’m deeply hurt, I usually respond by writing exactly how I feel in a song, but I just haven’t been devastated in the last couple of years. I made the decision to spend time on my own and figure out who I am.
Taylor to People magazine (via youprovethemwrong)
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