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  • Love, love, love"
    • Motto
  • I have tunnel vision as far as this goes. I can always keep my eyes on the goal.
    • On juggling her work life with her school life
  • They were like the nicest people ever and I want to be them!
    • On meeting her idols, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
  • If we had random notebook checks, my teachers might find biology notes, biology notes, then suddenly a bunch of lyrics!
    • On songwriting
  • [My classmates are] all going to buy the album and have a little bit of a heart attack.
    • On where she gets her song ideas; she states that she observes people around her
  • I want to make people feel things.
    • On her purpose for song-writing
  • Everything about this business is exciting to me, whether it's putting on a party dress to go to an awards show or putting on a sweatshirt to go into the studio to record.
    • On the music industry
  • You only get so many firsts. Every one is a blessing.
  • "If you're lucky enough to be different from everybody else, don't change to be the same."
  • "My personal definition of fearless is that you have a lot of fears and there are a lot of things that you're afraid of, but you jump anyway."
  • "What I've learned is not to change who you are because you will run out of new things to become."
  • "If you're mean to me or break my heart, I'm going to write a song about you."
  • "To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless is falling madly in love again, even though you've been hurt before. Fearless is walking into your freshman year of high school at fifteen. Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again...even though every time you've tried before, you've lost. It's fearless to have faith that someday things will change. Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can't breathe without them. I think it's fearless to fall in love with your best friend, even though he's in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they'll never stop doing, i think it's fearless to stop believing them. It's fearless to say "you're NOT sorry", and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is fearless. I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is fearless. Letting go is fearless. Then, moving on and being alright...that's fearless too. But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever afters. Because I think love is fearless."
  • "My ex made the unfortunate error of cheating on a song writer."
  • "When you're a little girl you read fairytales, and you think that you're gonna find Prince Charming and he's gonna be everything you wanted him to be. In fairytales, the bad guy is very easy to spot and he's always wearing a black cape. And then you grow up and you realise that Prince Charming isn't as easy to find as you thought and the bad guy isn't wearing a black cape. He's really funny and makes you laugh and has perfect hair."
  • "Just because something's different than everybody else it doesn't mean it's bad. If you take that approach, being different is good. It'll change your outlook on life."
  • "Don't be upset with what you didn't get. Be happy with what you did."
  • "I never want to change so much that people can't recognise me."
  • "You only get so many firsts. Every one is a blessing."
  • "Don't foget to love before you fall."
  • "I'm intimidated by the fear of being average."
  • "When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you and that was a big dream that I had for myself. It's happening!"
  • "He was a guy who I met freshman year of high school. He had the most beautiful eyes and this amazing smile. He was so cute and nice – and he talked to me every day… about his girlfriend! Which is like the screeching brake sound. But I had it bad for him. And I just kept thinking, Why am I so invisible to him? Why does he have to have a girlfriend? I never told him that I liked him, but I did write a song with his name on it – so I think he knows now."
  • "I came into the writing session with Liz Rose and said….I’ve got this idea. I had overheard a friend of mine talking to his girlfriend and he was completely on the defensive saying, 'No, baby...I had to get off the phone really quickly...I tried to call you right back...Of course I love you. More than anything! Baby, I’m so sorry.' She was just yelling at him! I felt so bad for him at that moment. So I came up with the first line 'You’re on the phone with your girlfriend, she’s upset, going off about something that you said', and I ran that into the story line that I’m in love with him and he should be with me instead of her. It just became this whole picture. It was really fun for us to write the line, 'She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts'"
  • "a love that you've got to hide because for whatever reason it wouldn't go over well. I spun it in the direction of Romeo and Juliet; our parents are fighting. I relate to it more as a love that you cannot really elaborate on — a love that maybe society wouldn't accept [or] maybe your friends wouldn't accept."
  • "The storyline of the video is, if you break up with me, my band will ransack your house."
  • "In the song "White Horse", you put everything you have into love and you get your heart broken. More people have been able to relate to those songs -- the ones that I wrote when I was really going through something terrible."
  • (about middle school) "I was the girl who didn't get invited to parties. My friends turned into the girls who stood in the corner and talked about me. But as soon as I picked up a guitar...I literally played until my fingers bled. My mom had to tape them up, and you can imagine how popular that made me: "Look at her fingers. So weird". But for the first time in my life, those girls could say anything they wanted about me, because I was just going to go home after school and write a song about it."
  • "I go online and read the comments about me. I'm always nervous that they're going to say something mean. But a lot of people say nice things, too. It's important to keep yourself in balance. When someone writes something about me that's not true, I just try to look at it like it's funny."
  • (Upon winning the CMA Horizon Award) "This has definitely been the highlight of my senior year!"
  • (after winning at the AMA's) "The best thing about the AMAs is that they're voted on by the fans, and they're, they're really shiny!"
  • (on Drew, the guy she wrote Teardrops on my Guitar about) "My dad was all "Taylor there are two guys coming up the driveway" I looked and it was Drew! I guess this was the whole "I know the song is about me, still interested?" I mean if he hears the song and heroicly shows up, I mean that's great, but two years later- You're a little late!"
  • (on singing the first line of 'Photograph') "I was like a kid in a candy store "You mean I get to sing the first line of Photograph?!""
  • (on how to sell 3 million CDs in 2008) "Go to high school and write it all down."
  • ( on if she was going to keep driving by Joe Jonas' house after they broke up, as she usually does) "He has a lot of body gaurds. They're very tall, so uh, no."
  • "I pulled out my iPod and randomly selected a Grey's Anatomy episode to watch the pass the time.. And it randomly selected the episode where Denny dies, and so I started hysterically crying and couldn't stop for about ten minutes. (He was my favorite character, hands down. Why'd he have to die?) For the the record, this is the first time I've cried in a VERY long time. So I figure if the only reason I have to cry is a TV show, I must be pretty lucky."
  • "And Kenny Chesney is so completely nice. Genuinely nice. Like, we were all sitting around the bus after the show and he came up and sat down and talked to us for a while.. and before he left he said "I'm going to get something to eat, y'all want anything?" Like, simple things like that.. It's just.. really nice. And I really really like nice people."
  • "It feels kinda weird being back in a high school cause i haven't been in a high school for about a year. So um, it's kinda interesting coming back, and y'know seeing the lockers, with all the signs, the handmade signs, so being in high school again is a little bit strange but in a good way."
  • "I write blatantly obvious songs with blatantly obvious details, and then I'm like NO! when they find out, I dunno what's wrong with me. I have issues."
  • "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."
  • "Clubs are just not where I want to be photographed. 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. I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life."
  • "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 don't care. I'm just a senior in high school who has a better job. Who am I to think I'm better than talking to people?"
  • "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."
  • (when asked how she had the courage to walk up to record labels when she was twelve and thirteen) "It's because I could never feel the kind of rejection in the music industry that I felt in middle school."
  • "I think songwriting is the ultimate form of being able to make anything that happens in your life productive. If you get out of a bad relationship that was a complete waste of time, you can write about it and it can become a benefit to your career. How sweet is that?"
  • "Well, you know, I never really sit back like 'I'm good enough at this, lets stop working on it.' My attitude has always been if you get better and you see success, that should motivate you to work even harder so thats kind of how I approached everything."
  • "I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol."
  • (on the song 'Picture to Burn') "Before I sing this song, I always try to tell the audience that I really do try to be a nice person... but if you break my heart, hurt my feelings, or are really mean to me, I'm going to write a song about you. Haha. This song is the perfect example."
  • "I'm not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me."
  • (On her win at the 2007 CMT Music Awards) "I cannot believe this is happening right now. This is for my MySpace people and everybody who voted. The fans, y'all, I'm going out on tour with Brad Paisley and this is coming with me to every single [autograph] signing line so you can get a picture of the award you won for me. Thank you so much."
  • "I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, "If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.""
  • "I'm so excited, but really nervous, too! I've never been nominated for anything before. I've sat in the nosebleed section watching the CMT Awards for two years in a row now, looking down and hoping that maybe if I worked hard enough, I'd get to sit in the awesome seats the nominees get to sit in. And it looks like that's going down this year!"
  • (referring to her music career) "Everything about this business is exciting to me."
  • So don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine and life makes love look hard.The stakes are high, the water's rough but this love is ours.

(ours)

  • "People haven't always been there for me but music always has."
  • "When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. 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. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair."
  • To me, “FEARLESS” is not the absence of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, FEARLESS is having fears. FEARLESS is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, FEARLESS is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. FEARLESS is falling madly in love again, even though you’ve been hurt before. FEARLESS is walking into your freshmen year of high school at fifteen. FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again… even though every time you’ve tried before, you’ve lost. It’s FEARLESS to have faith that someday things will change. FEARLESS is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can’t breathe without them. I think it’s FEARLESS to fall for your best friend, even though he’s in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they’ll never stop doing, I think it’s FEARLESS to stop believing them. It’s FEARLESS to say “you’re NOT sorry”, and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is FEARLESS. I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is FEARLESS. Letting go is FEARLESS. Then, moving on and being alright…That’s FEARLESS too. But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That’s why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS.
  • “I love conversations with kids in the meet and greet lines—little people with little voices! I love babies. Someday I would love to be a parent, but I want that time to come when I’ve experienced so much of the world. My life will be devoted to making that child’s life as wonderful, beautiful, magical and perfect as it can possibly be. I want to wait until there is no ounce of me left that has anything self-centered to experience.”
  • "I always try to tell the audience that I really do try to be a nice person... but if you break my heart, hurt my feelings, or are really mean to me, I'm going to write a song about you. Haha. This song is the perfect example."

To me FEARLESS isn't the absence of fear.It's living in spite of those things that scare you to death.

  • "We should love, not fall in love, because everything that falls, breaks."
  • "I will always believe in love and I don't care what happens to me or how many times I get my heart broken, or how many break up songs I write, I'm always going to believe that someday I am going to meet somebody who is actually right for me and it's going to be wonderful, and it's going to work out."