“You have to be happy with who you are and the choices you make. If you don't like yourself, you'll never be truly happy.”
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is Taylor’s only song to top the Billboard Hot 100. Does anyone really think the relentlessly competitive Taylor Swift, the girl whose trophy case looks like Smaug the dragon’s lair, is content with that? … She’ll be bringing in the big guns to make sure this album sounds so massive that Katy Perry’s brand of bubblegum will taste like stale chiclets from the 25-cent machine at a highway truck stop. She’s going to make sure people from Jakarta to Johannesburg think of Nashville instead of New York City and Hollywood when they picture the U.S. She’s going to be so big the Super Bowl will be the halftime show at her concert. Expect nothing less than five classic singles and a year 2014 in which the top song on the radio for all 52 weeks is Taylor. You want pop? You knew Taylor was trouble when she walked in.
I’ll be one of the many, saying, "Look at you now, look at you now". I’ll be one of the many, saying, "You made us proud, you made us proud."
I don’t think too much about, ‘We need more down tempo. We need more up tempo, we need more mid-tempo on the record,’ Because to me, that seems a little scientific. I just want to make an album that’s well-rounded emotionally. Is it a sad record? Is it a happy record? Is it a mixture of all emotions? Thankfully, I think that’s what this record is: it’s a mixture of all the emotions that go along with the ups and downs of a relationship.