13 Lesser Known Taylor Swift Quotes That Show Her Wisdom And Sincerity

1. “When you start to compare yourself to other people, please change the channel in your mind to something else, because I think that when it comes to how we see ourselves, other people are really mean, but we’re really mean to ourselves. And so it’s easy to get confused. And when you do get confused, um, and you start feeling like you’re not special, or you’re not different, or you have nothing important to say – we all feel like that sometimes. What I want you to do right now, if there’s one thing you remember from tonight, remember what I’m about to say. You need to look into the mirror in the morning and not tell yourself that you’re not special.”

2. “You know it’s not about perfection. It’s about just getting on with things, sometimes. Sometimes, you just get credit for getting up and going on with things – you don’t have to do it perfectly.”

3. “I wish no one would ever mess with your head or send you mixed singles. Like they were so into one day and then blew you off the next. I wish no one would wait two days to text you back, because you know they had their phone of them the entire time. Because I only want things to be simple for you. And I only want you to be happy. Because you deserve that. Because you deserve people being honest with you.” (1989 Tour)

4. “I think that the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him.
It was losing me.”

5. “But I just thought, how can the devil be pulling you toward someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you?”

6. “You have to be okay with it. Because if you are the girl that needs a boyfriend. Then once she loses that boyfriend needs another boyfriend it’s a constant stream of bfs all the time.. I don’t think I ever want to be that girl. I want to be the girl that when she falls in love it’s a big deal and it’s a rare thing.”

7. “It’s like when I find that person, that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful and when I look at that person, I’m not even gonna remember the person who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds.”

8. “If a guy shares his experience in writing he’s brave. If a woman shares her experience in writing she’s oversharing. And she’s over emotional. Or she might be crazy.”

9. “When you are in your early teens and 20s navigating love is the most enthralling thing to you.”

10. “I don’t think anyone gets to a point where they don’t care what anyone thinks….I’ve just learned how to write off the opinions of people who don’t matter to me.”

11. “Humans put each other through stuff on a daily basis it isn’t just me. Everyone is online everyone has a profile and everyone has a way to be criticized…I wanted to give people a way to cope with that.”

12. “There are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishes or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you some day when you get where you are going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

13. “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 charming and happily ever after. That’s why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS.” TC mark

Kirsten Corley

Kirsten is the author of But Before You Leave, a book of poetry about the experiences we struggle to put into words.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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