I was so intimidated by this city for so long. It’s so big, with so many people. I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn’t something enough — bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, ‘I’m ready.’
Taylor on moving to New York (x)
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It was a very experimental time in pop music. People realized songs didn’t have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever. We can make a song with synths and a drum pad. We can do group vocals the entire song. We can do so many different things. And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not? There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life. And so with this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this. I don’t need to use the same musicians I’ve used, or the same band, or the same producers, or the same formula. I can make whatever record I want.’
Taylor Swift on 1989 (the year and album) (x)
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When it comes to dating when you’re a celebrity, Swift says, “you do feel a little bit like you got run over by a truck. You’ll be riding in the car with someone and all of a sudden it comes on the radio that he bought you a diamond ring and he’s going to propose. And you look at him and go, ‘…that’s not true, right?’ And he says, ‘No that’s not true!’ Can you blame me for wanting less of that?
Taylor Swift (Rolling Stone, Sept 2014) (x)
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There’s a song on the new album called “Wildest Dreams,” in which Swift takes a fatalist view of romance. “I think the way I used to approach relationships was very idealistic,” she says. “I used to go into them thinking, ‘Maybe this is the one — we’ll get married and have a family, this could be forever.’ Whereas now I go in thinking, ‘How long do we have on the clock — before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist calls and says this isn’t a good idea.
Taylor Swift on  ‘Wildest Dreams’ (Rolling Stone, September 2014) (x)
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People think they have my relationships all mapped out. There were all these blogs, like, ‘Are they feuding? Are they fighting?’ Meanwhile Selena and I would be on the phone that night, laughing about it. We let them have that one.
Taylor Swift on rumors that she and Selena Gomez were fighting (Rolling Stone, September 2014) (x)
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When I first started drinking — when I was like 21 — I used to cry about Joni Mitchell all the time after a few glasses of wine. All my friends would know, once I started crying about Joni Mitchell, it was time for me to go to bed.
Taylor on drinking and crying about Joni Mitchell (Rolling Stone, September 2014) (x)
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And I know people are going to obsess over who it’s about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there’s a reason there are not any overt call-outs in that song. My intent was not to create some gossip-fest. I wanted people to apply it to a situation where they felt betrayed in their own lives.
the most important thing Taylor said about her new song “Bad Blood” that should not be ignored (x)
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I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime, and I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated. I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. And so, I just don’t date.

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The other big change on 1989 is that for the first time in years, there are no diss tracks dishing about Swift’s exes. A few of the songs are about her relationships and love life, but they’re mostly wistful and nostalgic, not finger-pointy or score-settling. “Different phases of your life have different levels of deep, traumatizing heartbreak,” Swift says. “And in this period of my life, my heart was not irreparably broken. So it’s not as boy-centric of an album, because my life hasn’t been boycentric.
about Taylor’s new album in Rolling Stone magazine (via taylorsvift)
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Excitedly, Swift points at the lake: “Turtles! And ducks!” She looks at the ground. “Oh. And a used condom.”
Taylor Swift, Rolling Stone (x)
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I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.
Taylor Swift (Rolling Stone, September 2014) (x)
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You have people trying to take off your shoes, sometimes. When you’re standing on like a [laughs], when you’re standing on a stage and the crowd can reach out. I can just feel them unbuckling my shoe, and I’m just sort of like, “This can’t happen.” Or like grabbing at your ankles, and you’re just sort of like, “I really hope they don’t pull me into the pit,” ‘cause I don’t know what I’d do. But you know, that’s because they’re so energetic, they’re so passionate which is what I want from them. I guess you can’t ask for them to scream and dance and stand up for two hours straight, and not take you’re shoes off of you.
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I’d invite my girlfriends over and we would cook dinner and play pool. I’m really bad at playing pool, but I love it. Have you ever had something that you love doing but you’re terrible at it? That’s pool for me. But people love playing with me ‘cause I’m horrible at it, and they always win.
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I was born in 1989. My life inspired me. But this time I was not broken and devastated, but on the rise. Now it’s all about my life. I say with my album: “Begin to live your own life.”
Taylor Swift talking about ‘1989’ (x) (via ts-1989)
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Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight. Forever on your side, Taylor.
Taylor’s comment on a fan’s Instagram (x)
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