Taylor Swift, at just 26 years old, has accumulated a worldwide fan base. Millions of girls look to her as a role model while countless men and women of all ages regard her as a respectable songwriter and performer.
Swift began pursuing a musical career before she reached her teens, demonstrating the grasp she’s always had on her dreams.
She knows – and seems to always have known – what she wants and how to make it happen. The ambition she’s exhibited and the success she’s achieved can inspire just about anyone.
When it comes to careers, relationships and just life in general, you might be surprised to learn that Swift has experienced many of the same hardships and lessons as us “normal” people.
She has plenty of advice to give, and these quotes are just a few of the many Swift has offered to fans and non-fans alike.
“You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection, and you have to learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.”
“I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.”
“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.”
“I’ve never gotten thick skin. If you close yourself off and you get this protective armor, there is a price you pay with that – of not feeling. And feeling is important when you are a songwriter.”
“The thing about life is, every time you learn a lesson, another is waiting right at the corner. You never know everything.”
“Never believe anyone who tells you that you don’t deserve what you want.”
“When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.”
“The lesson I’ve learned the most often in life is that you’re always going to know more in the future than you know now.”
“Keeping your emotions all locked up is something that’s unfair to you. When you clearly know how you feel, you should say it.”
“If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change.”
“Just be yourself, there is no one better.”
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak; sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.”
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Because being nice is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
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“I don’t compare myself to anyone else; I don’t make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them, and that’s okay by me.”
“I think loving someone, despite what people think, is fearless.”
“The only words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid, are the ones you used to intentionally hurt someone.”
“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
“There’s more to life than dating the boy on the football team.”
“Life isn’t how to survive the storm, it’s about how to dance in the rain.”
“All of my favorite people – people I really trust – none of them were cool in their younger years.”
“I haven’t had that one great love, which is good. I don’t want that to be in the past – I want it to be in the future.”
“Being fearless isn’t being 100 percent not fearful; it’s being terrified but you jump anyway.”
“I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.”
“In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I’m always going to feel everything. It’s my nature.”
“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.”
“Life is like walking — you take one step at a time.”
“[A]fter the past year, with all of the unbelievable things that happened . . . I decided I was going to live my life a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something.”
“Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them. The only thing I compare myself to is me two years ago, or me one year ago.”
“I don’t like to feel like I’m some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.”
“Anytime someone tells me that I can’t do something, I want to do it more.”
“Just because there’s a hurricane going on around you doesn’t mean you have to open the window and look at it.”
“Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together.”
“I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself.”
“In life, you learn lessons. And sometimes you learn them the hard way. Sometimes you learn them too late.”
“Just because you make a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.”
As you can see from her words, Swift is down to earth yet refuses to let others set standards for her. She makes mistakes, like anyone else, but learns from her experiences.
If you need somewhere to look for motivating quotes or life advice – turn to Swift’s words. They might help you through issues involving work, life or love.