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.
"Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I’ve never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line’s always been really blurred for me. I’ll hang out with them after the show. I’ll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I’ll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes."
I think that if you’re just going to write a song about like a relationship that has no personal characteristics to it, how can people relate to that because there is no standard relationship, there is only a personalised relationship that you shared with another person. Writing about that means that other people who have that kind of relationship with another person or had one, can relate to it. I used to think that if you leave out details that people could relate more, but I don’t think that’s the case because I think that it’s really the more you let people in, the more they feel let in and the more they feel like we all share something.
Happiness isn’t a constant. You get fleeting glimpses. You have to fight for those moments, but they make it all worth it.
“I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to love… There’s no pattern to it, except that it happens to all of us, of course. I can’t plan for it. I can’t predict how it’ll end up. Because love is unpredictable and it’s frustrating and it’s tragic and it’s beautiful…”
(photoshoot + album) Taylor Swift - Fearless - Speak Now - Red - 1989.