born 1989

Small-town singer-songwriter Taylor Swift started her music career early. As a preteen she performed everywhere from sporting events to karaoke contests. Signed as a country artist by 14, she had a record out by 16. Her second studio album won the industry's top award ~ making her the youngest ever recipient of the Grammy for Album of the Year. The hits + accolades haven't stopped since.

Today, the wavy-tressed country sweetheart has become a full-fledged global pop icon with more than 200 industry awards on her trophy shelf. And, her lyrics have grown up alongside her career. The deeply personal songwriter has won millions of fans by fearlessly sharing her heart + mind with them.

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her quotes

all quotes by Taylor Swift (30)

"I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world."

A Place in This World | october 2006

"It's too late for you and your white horse."

White Horse | november 2008

"It's a love story—Baby, just say 'yes'."

Love Story | november 2008

"People are people, and sometimes we change our minds."

Breathe | november 2008

"Every time you smile, I smile."

Jump then Fall | november 2008

"Me and my stupid pride are sitting here alone."

The Other Side of the Door | november 2008

"Sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go."

Better than Revenge | october 2010

"Today is never too late to be brand new."

Innocent | october 2010

"People throw rocks at things that shine."

Ours | october 2010

"Every time I don't, I almost do."

I Almost Do | october 2012

"Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street."

Red | october 2012

"We're happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way."

22 | october 2012

"As far as I’m concerned, love is absolutely everything."

Taylor Swift’s Telltale Heart | 2013

"I'll bring in ideas and they'll take such a different turn than where I thought they were going to go, and that level of unexpected spontaneity is something that really thrills me in the process of making music."

Taylor Swift's Fifth Studio Album In the Works as Singer Eyes CMA Awards | october 2013

"The goal...is to continue to change, and never change in the same way twice."

Taylor Swift Promises 'Change' on Her Next Record | october 2013

"Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. I shake it off."

Shake It Off | august 2014

"I've had every part of my life dissected—my choices, my actions, my words, my body, my style, my music. When you live your life under that kind of scrutiny, you can either let it break you, or you can...shake it off."

Taylor Swift Dismisses the Haters, Dances with Fans for New Song, 'Shake It Off' | august 2014

"Just think—while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, you could've been getting down to this sick beat."

Shake It Off | august 2014

"It's like this blazing bonfire. You can either be afraid of it because it's so powerful and strong, or you can go stand near it, because it's fun and it makes you brighter."

The Reinvention of Taylor Swift | september 2014

"At a certain point, if you chase two rabbits, you lose them both."

The Reinvention of Taylor Swift | september 2014

"I've started to really take pride in being strong."

The Reinvention of Taylor Swift | september 2014

"Strong, complex, independent women. That's the theme."

rolling stone | september 2014

"We were built to fall apart, then fall back together."

Out of the Woods | october 2014

"The monsters turned out to be just trees."

Out of the Woods | october 2014

"I keep cruising—can't stop, won't stop moving."

Shake It Off | october 2014

"Band-aids don't fix bullet holes."

Bad Blood | october 2014

"I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream."

Blank Space | november 2014

"Love's a game. Wanna play?"

Blank Space | november 2014

"I'm gonna hang out with my friends, and then I go home to the cats. Men get me in trouble!"

Taylor Swift Talks Going Home to Her Cats After Grammys | february 2015

"We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation."

To Apple, Love Taylor | june 2015
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curated with care by Alicia Williamson {february 2015}