The beginning of love is all about the butterflies, but the end of it is when you can't get out of bed in the morning.
I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.
There are no rules when it comes to love.
When you're 25 or 30, you know, you can't wear lime-green eye shadow anymore. When you're 25 or 30, you know, you can't wear lime-green eye shadow anymore.
Maybe this is wishful thinking, Probably mindless dreaming but if we loved again, I swear I'd love you right,.
Oh, a simple complication Miscommunications lead to fall out So many things that I wish you knew So many walls up I can't break through.
You, with your words like knives And swords and weapons that you use against me You, have knocked me off my feet again, Got me feeling like a nothing You, with your voice like nails On a chalk board, calling me out when I'm wounded You, picking on the weaker man.
This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. People cut other people down out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. Just don't let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind I go back to December all the time.
I'm not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
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.
Well, you stood there with me in the doorway, my hands shake, I'm not usually this way. But you pull me in and I'm a little more brave. It's the first kiss, it's flawless, really something, it's fearless.
And you know there's nothing like writing a song about someone who's mean to you, and just makes your life miserable…and then winning a Grammy for it.
If I could go back I wouldn't change anything. If I was popular I would have never left my bubble. I wouldn't have ever tired to do anything different. I would have never become happy.
I really like my life right now. I have friends around me all the time. I've started painting more. I've been working out a lot. I've started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I've never been closer to that.
I can't promise you that you'll ever live in a world where people don't hurt your feelings. But I can promise you that if you keep on moving and taking one day at a time, the opinions and words of people who hurt you will matter less and less to you.
It's more provocative to say 'might still have sex' because -- it doesn't matter to me. There's not, like, one that hurts my feelings and one that doesn't.
That's always the hardest thing when someone completely has you fooled so much, that you think they're just never going to hurt you, then they do. That's when you get the worst heartbreak.
Happiness isn't a constant. You get fleeting glimpses. You have to fight for those moments, but they make it all worth it.
Different phases of your life have different levels of deep, traumatizing heartbreak, and in this period of my life, my heart was not irreparably broken. So it's not as boy-centric of an album, because my life hasn't been boy-centric.
Some of the most beautiful people in the whole world wake up some days and they don't think that they're pretty.
While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye west on the phone call, you cannot 'approve' a song you haven't heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.
I grew up on a Christmas tree farm with all this space to run around, and the freedom to be a crazy kid with tangled hair.
It's one of the craziest feelings to be on stage and know that you were sitting on your bedroom floor when that song came to be and now there's an arena full of people singing it.
When you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them. And when you're fifteen don't forget to look before you fall. In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team. I didn't know it at fifteen.
Appreciate what you have while you have it and the beauty in what's there right now and try to preserve it for tomorrow.
We were both young when I first saw you. I close my eyes and the flashback starts. I'm standin' there on a balcony in summer air.
So It's Gonna Be Forever or It's Gonna Go Down In Flames
You Can Tell Me When It's Over, If the High Was Worth the Pain.
I've questioned everything about myself, every step of the way. You have to have the same amount of fear and self-doubt as you do hope and blind optimism.
I'm not even going to be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18.
The one place where I'm allowed to rebel, and the one place where I'm allowed to not worry about censoring myself is my music.
Don't find love, let it find you. It's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall, you just do.
I dream about finding an exception and finding someone who would make me believe in love and realize that it can work out.
The term trying to forget someone is so awful because you'll never forget someone if you're trying to forget them.
If you fall in love based on zero hours spent with me? That's maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast. You can't be in love with a google search.
For me, writing a song, I sit down and the process doesn't really involve me thinking about the demo-graphic of people I'm trying to hit or who I want to be able to relate to the song or what genre of music it falls under.
It was a time of great loneliness. He had a group of friends, and suddenly I had no one and did not understand why. I felt excluded. Some days, the majority was in high school and did not know who to talk to. And that is something really terrible when you're twelve years old.
It was the night things changed, can you see it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down It's a revolution, throw your hands up, 'cause we never gave in.
Be good to people. Be good to every single person you come into contact with. My best friends are great musicians. But more than that, they're great people.
A song is a favorite song, not because the singer can hit and hold a high note, but because of the words, their meaning.
My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.
(Talk about Kelly Pickler)She's like a sister.People say we're such opposites, but that's what makes us such good friends. She's incredibly blunt. I love that about her. If some guy has said or done something to me she doesn't like, she'll grab my cell phone and say, 'I'm deleting his number.
I think love is one of those things that it's only really bad because it was once good. You can't miss something that was never amazing. So, what I've learned is that even if it ends badly, it's worth it if it made you feel something, if it taught you something.
The thing about life is, every time you learn a lesson, another is waiting right at the corner. You never know everything.
In life, you learn lessons. And sometimes you learn them the hard way. Sometimes you learn them too late.
The only thing I can't control is the spin in the press. And so if I know I can't control that, I have to let it go.
When we fall in love and we have a first kiss with someone, we never ever imagine that someday that could be a last kiss.
Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality.
I've gotten into this nasty habit of running away from love, but maybe one day I can find the exception to that.
In the middle of the night When I'm in this dream It's like a million little stars Spelling out your name.
Loving him was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street; faster than the winds, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly.
I think your life is full of first loves because every time you love someone new, you love them in a different way.
I think that when you're making your way up in the music industry you have all these heroes and the reasons why they are your heroes. As soon as you get into the industry your guidelines change a little bit. For me, my heroes now are great people first and great artists second.
If I looked at every other girl in the entertainment industry as competition, my life would be really lonely. I wouldn't have some of the coolest friends that I'm so glad I've gotten to know.
Wow I can't belive I won. This is awesome. Don't trip and fall. I'm gonna get to thank the fans, this is so cool. Oh, Kanye West is here. Cool haircut. What are ya doing there... Ouch... I guess I'm not gonna get to thank the fans.
My favorite thing in life is writing about life, specifically the parts of life concerning love. Because as far as I'm concerned, love is absolutely everything.
I think that personality traits that come through when somebody is really sincere is what makes them beautiful.
I want to build a life with someone that's based on their dreams as well as my dreams. I think that the idea of finding another person to share with is the most fascinating, beautiful quest you could ever be on in life.
People don't take you seriously if you scream, if you raise your voice, especially when you're a 19-year-old girl.
Most of us fear reaching the end of our life regretting moments when we didn't speak up, say I love you, or say I'm sorry.
When I meet my fans, it's not like meeting a stranger. It's like saying hello to someone that I already know.
Band-Aids don't fix bullet holes. You say sorry just for show. You live like that, you live with ghosts.
There's always that seventh-grade girl who looks like she's 25. And you're like, How do you do it? How do you do it, Sarah Jaxheimer?Why is your hair always so shiny?!
Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life saying the right thing at the right time is beyond crucial.
There is a time for silence. There is a time for waiting you turn. But if you know how you feel and you so clearly know what you need to say you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now.
I'm so lucky that I get to write my own music and write my own stories, so every single time I look down in the audience and I see somebody singing the words back to me, it makes it all worth it.
Promise me this, that you'll stand by me forever. But if God forbid Fate should step in and force us into a goodbye. If you have children someday, when they point to the pictures please tell them my name. Tell them how the crowd went wild, tell them how I hope they shine.
At 24 I decided that my life is enough for me, and I stopped looking for some other piece to complete it. I also learned how to needlepoint ironic cross-stitches of rap lyrics and gave them to my friends as presents. I'll let you decide which is the more important revelation.
I just want to spend the rest of my life with someone who makes me smile, laugh, feel special, and supports me.
There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you're going to fall in love with.
When I was in high school, I remember seeing girls crying in the bathroom every Monday about what they did that weekend. I never wanted to be that girl crying in the bathroom.
People talk to me a lot about, Why don't you ever rebel? And I feel like I do rebel. To me, rebelling is -- is that rush you get when you sing a song about someone and you know they're in the crowd.
I love writing thank-you notes. There's something very nostalgic to me about the feel of a card and putting pen to paper. How many times in our lives are we required to put pen to paper anymore?
My favorite thing in the world is telling stories, and most of what I do is telling stories through music.
Try things. Laugh a lot. Mess up. Apologize. Hug people. Take chances. Trust yourself. Lose things. Get over it.
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.
I don't think there's such a thing as falling in love too easily or falling too fast. Or loving someone too soon or trusting someone too soon... I've never treated two relationships the same. Some people move you and some people don't.
In school if you're different that's uncool. But I try to maintain confidence in who I am...because...you know...I don't really want to change it.
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know, or pushing people down to get you where you want to go... soon your gonna find stealing other people toys on the playground won't make you many friends.
Sometimes when relationships end, you write an e-mail and say everything you wish you said. Sometimes you don't push send.
You will never be able to find happiness if you stay attached to the wrong person and don't move on.
It's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love.
I took a chance, I took a shot And you may think I'm bullet-proof, but I'm not. You took a swing, I took it hard. And down here from the ground I see who you are.
A development deal is an in-between record deal. It's like, a guy saying that he wants to date you but not be your boyfriend. You know, they don't wanna sign you to an actual record deal or put an album out on you. They wanna watch your progress for a year.
It can be heartbreaking when you find out that your fairytale image of the world doesn't match the reality.
My parents have always been very respectful of me so I've always been really respectful of them. My worst fear is to let them down so that's why I don't misbehave.
When I was 9 or 10, I used to get all the lead roles because I was the tallest person. But my interest in music soon drew me to country music. I was infatuated with the sound, with the storytelling. I could relate to it. I can't really tell you why. With me, it was just instinctual.
All those emotions spanning from intense love, intense frustration, intense jealously, all those feelings are red.
It was an actual Christmas tree farm. We had, like, 15 acres. It was really fun as a kid. I also spent my summers at the Jersey Shore, on the bay in Stone Harbor. I walked everywhere barefoot. It was just the most amazing, magical way to grow up.
I just drove past Brad Paisley jogging down the side of the road. I rolled down the window and screamed RUN FORREST RUN. I live for….. little moments…..like that.
Middle school was what programmed me to be semi-insecure, like, all of the time. I didn't fit in….I'd stand on the outside of the circle but I was never really in. That's when I started to realize there's this thing called rejection.
People have only two or three adjectives to describe people in the public eye. And that's okay. As long as those adjectives aren't train wreck, mess, terrible.
Mom is a planner, an organizer. She's very strong and practical. She's the person that'll tell me if I ever start to change my personality. The balance of the two of them created my personality.
So many girls out there say, I'm not a feminist because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining or they picture, like, rioting and picketing. It is not that at all. It just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities.
We wrote a song, while sitting on a trampoline and we loved it so much that we ended up recording it as a duet.
I discover poetry when I was in elementary school and I was so fascinated by it. Because I realised if you get the right amount of syllables and the right amount of words, in the right rhyme scheme and you put it all together. You make words just bounce of a page.
So watch me strike a match on all my wasted time. As far as I'm concerned you're just another picture to burn.
The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make your words count.
In the future, artists will get record deals because they have fans-not the other way around...The only memento 'kids these days' want is a selfie. It's part of the new currency, which seems to be 'how many followers you have on Instagram'.
There's no regimen. There's no personal trainer. I love to go hiking because it's an experience. If I need to gain stamina for a tour, I will run every single night on the treadmill, but I don't necessarily like being at the gym.
My dad (Scott Swift) believed in me, even when I didn't.He always knew I could do this. I'm sure that everyone in Reading remembers how much he talked about me. I thought that was sweet, but really I just wasn't as sure it would happen. So, I just love my dad for believing in his little girl.
I want to make people feel things when they hear my music I want to give a song to someone who is going through a break up, I want to give a song to someone who loves someone and can't tell them. A song for someone who has just fallen in love and a song for just people who are living their lives.
I want to write a song for someone who has just fallen in love or someone single and living their live.
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.
The way you walk, way you talk, way you say my name; it's beautiful, wonderful, don't you ever change.