"I'm intimidated by the fear of being average."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Taylor Swift on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Taylor Swift on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Taylor Swift on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Taylor Swift on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Taylor Swift on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature."
"The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career, because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now."
"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."
"I never want to change so much that people can't recognize me."
"All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years."