"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."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Taylor Swift on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Taylor Swift on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Taylor Swift on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Taylor Swift on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Taylor Swift on Pablo Picasso
"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."