“The idea that Taylor Swift is teaching her preteen fans to focus their lives only on chasing boys is completely false. She is actually a fantastic example of a strong, professionally-independent woman: she writes all her own songs, she’s smart, she’s creative, and she is completely unashamed to be who she is. We need to remember that being girly or wanting to find romantic love does not make a young woman weak or somehow inferior.”
"If you aren’t comfortable in a social situation, the only one who will be able to tell is you. If you walk in with your shoulders back, and you make a friend and you say hi to people and smile, I think that a great deal to do with confidence is acting confident."
“Um, I never came to that realization, actually. My biggest pet peeve is people who feel they’re entitled to success and fame. I haven’t reached the point where I’m like, ‘Hey, man, I’ve made it!’ And I hope I never do get to that point.”
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out.