Youll Want To Bookmark And Reread Every One Of These Taylor Swift Quotes

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You"ll Want to Bookmark and Reread Every One of These Taylor Swift Quotes

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There have been plenty of Taylor Swift interviews lately, but her insights are more on point than ever in the January issue of ASOS Magazine. In talking about work, friendship, heartache, and independence, Taylor gets candid about where she is in her life and the sort of person she tries to be. She also opens up about the challenges of being a woman in a position of power, how to avoid being called a “crazy b*tch,” and why it can be difficult to be a good, loyal friend. Take a look at some of her most thoughtful, compelling quotes from the ASOS Magazine interview, then shop the ultimate Taylor Swift gift guide, and take a look at more January 2015 cover stars!

Source: ASOS Magazine / Ben Sullivan

On loyalty: “Loyalty is so important and it isn”t easy because it ruffles feathers. You will not be universally liked if you are loyal to your friends because it means you will always pick their side. If your friend has a problem with someone, or someone is terrible to them, even if that person is nice to you, you”re gonna give them a look. You”re not going to go and take pictures with someone who”s just been mean to your friend so they can post them on Instagram.”On genuine friendships: “My friends are the kind of people who have their own lives and their own busy schedules, and that”s why we get along so well. A lot of “celebrities” surround themselves with chic cling-ons who don”t have much of a job or a passion. They follow around their celebrity BFF and provide constant affirmation for them. I”m really not interested in that kind of deal.”

On heartbreak: “Fixing your heartbreak by getting into another relationship is not the way to live your life — you need to live it on your terms for a while.”On being single: “You can have love all around you without being in love, and find romance in your everyday life without being in a romantic relationship. That can be just as fulfilling.”

On dealing with pain: “There is a line in “Clean,” the last song on 1989 — “When I was drowning, that”s when I could finally breathe.” It talks about the loss of a relationship, but it could be about addiction, depression, or the loss of someone. There”s this quote in The Fault in Our Stars, “Pain demands to be felt.” No matter how many times society tells you to put on a smiling face, pain is going to be felt one way or another, today or a year from now. I”ve seen people go through incredible difficulties and the ones who faced pain head-on made it out quicker than the ones who pretended they were OK.”

On keeping your cool: “A lot of people think if they”re shouting the loudest, they”ll be heard, but most people lose respect for you when you lose your cool. You have to maintain everyone”s respect, especially as a woman in a position of power. It”s terrible to be at that kind of disadvantage, where if you yell, people will talk about you behind your back more than if you were a man. Because of those social injustices we face as women, you have to make sure that no one can call you a crazy b*tch.”On dealing with negativity: “The first step to receiving negativity is to decide whether or not it is the opinion of somebody you care about. If it”s somebody who I respect, then I really do take it into account because “haters gonna hate” only applies to people who are simply criticizing you because their life sucks.”

On intuition: “Most of the time you ignore it, but becoming more attuned to what your gut is telling you helps you to make the best decisions . . . Sometimes your body will tell you a situation isn”t right even before your mind knows it.”On making mistakes: “As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment, or gossip, I also know that my biggest mistakes have turned into my best lessons and sometimes my greatest career triumphs. The songs I”ve written about my moments of humiliation, embarrassment, or devastation have gotten me the greatest sense of clarity. If my life had been turbulence free, no bumps in the road at all, maybe my music would be more beige, maybe the stadiums wouldn”t be so full, and the mantel would be a little more empty.”On having regrets: “I can”t stand having regrets, but you”re supposed to have them. Anybody who tells you they went through life without regret or error, isn”t telling you the truth and they shouldn”t be trusted.”

On taking risks: “Work isn”t about just showing up, it”s about so much more than that. It”s up to you to take risks — you have to decide that you want to get better and you want to learn.”On pushing yourself: “When you reach a certain level of success, which you inevitably will in your life if you work hard, people become OK with anything you create. Only you will be the one who pushes you and decides what the next level will be.”On the importance of creativity: “I don”t think any business would exist without creativity. I don”t think business would exist without creativity. It can”t all be about power, fame, and running some kind of empire. It has to all come from the fact that you like creating something.”

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