Admittedly, these are almost all Taylor Swift but that doesn't mean they aren't good! :)
"Try things. Say hi already. Laugh a lot. Mess up. Apologize. Mess up again. Hug people. Take chances. Trust yourself. Lose things. Get over it. Hold your friends close. Gather your strength. Gain wisdom and beautiful stories. Be brave, and you’ll have the time of your life."
I just love this quote. It puts things in perspective. I mean, messing up might feel like the worst thing in the world but then you put it in perspective, you realise you have this life, and it doesn't seem as bad. You're going to mess up, you're going to lose people and you're going to get over it. This quote is just the exact life I want to live.
"It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss someone that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing."
Missing people is very difficult because usually you don't have control over the situation. If you miss someone in a big way, it's usually because you cannot do anything about it and that makes it hurt more I suppose. But sometimes there's nothing else you can do and you have to accept that and move on. It's going to hurt, but it's going to feel better once you're not missing them as much. At the end of the day, at least it even happened, at least you had somebody in your life that was special enough for you to miss. That's a privilege.
"I believe in love even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns and you’re standing in a pile of what it once was."
This isn't something to give advice, it's just sort of relatable (for me anyway). I think love is important, whether it's for your friends or a boy or a girl or family. This quote says a lot. It could be you fall out with your friend or somebody and everything seems messed up but you still have to go back to it. It could be that after one boy or girl breaks your heart, that doesn't mean you have to give up on love because there is somebody that could make you happy. Maybe it's after a heart break, there's always going to be somebody who still loves you and makes you happy.
“I think that the idea of finding another person to share your life with is the most fascinating, beautiful quest you could ever be on in life. And yes, living your dreams is so important too, and a lot of times I’ve put that before everything else. But then you get to a place where the whole time you’re living these dreams, you look beside you to say to someone, “Hey, isn’t this so much fun?” And if there’s no one there to say it to, what’s the point?”
This isn't necessarily about a boyfriend or girlfriend, though it could be. It could also be about friends or family or anybody. I think sometimes dreams seem so strong that you'll risk anything, even relationships. You might really want something and you'll lose people because of that but by the time you've got it, you look around wanting to share the happiness but you've got nobody. Don't let that happen. At the end of the day, it's better to have people around you than to have success or money with nobody to share it with.
"I think that romantics, they just have a different soundtrack playing behind their life than another people. You know, you have cynics, you have the practical people, the logical people, and then you have the romantics. And we hear music all the time. And I think the times that we hear music in the back of our minds is when there are small moments that we notice, like falling in love."
I am very much a romantic. It's cheesy, I know, but I just am, it's how I think. I'm not saying that it's bad if you're a cynic or a practical person or a logical person- it's just not how I am. I think you have the cynics who are all like "Love is stupid, it doesn't exist" and you have the practical people who don't stay away from love, but they don't let it take over their lives. You also have the logical people who will be in love but they'll prioritise and love won't be their top priority and there's absolutely nothing wrong with those people, that's how they want to live and that's how they'll be happy. But I'm a romantic and we sort of live a fairytale life which I'm sure other people think is stupid. I want to live a free sort of life and I just feel like love with come above almost anything with me. I feel like I'll know when things are right and I won't go with logic over love.
“I’ve wanted one thing for my whole life and I’m not going to be that girl who wants one thing her whole life then gets it and complains.”
I think it's really important to appreciate things. I hate it when people don't appreciate what they have. Like when somebody complains and you give them advice and they ignore it and still complain. When somebody has something that you desperately want and they complain. When somebody gets something that they desperately wanted and they complain. I think that's so negative and I'm all for positivity. I want to be an actress and if that happens, I'm not going to be the person that complains about going on set every day.
“Perfectionism only leads to disappointments and insecurities. Self acceptance leads to nothing but confidence, motivation, strength, and humility. Is “perfection” really worth sacrificing your emotional freedom at the expense of other’s standards and expectations? Who are you living for: our society or yourself?"
That was the one quote that wasn't Taylor's by the way, haha, it was Demi Lovato's. I'm quite a perfectionist when it comes to some things. Not things my parents would like me to be a perfectionist about, I'm sure, like tidying my room and stuff, but I'm a perfectionist about writing. I'm a perfectionist about acting and enjoying things and the kind of person I am. I have never thought I was a perfect person obviously, but I've always found it very hard to accept my flaws. I've found myself trying to correct them and some can be corrected, but some just can't. You can't change some things about yourself and now I've learned to accept them. If you accept that you're only human and you're going to have flaws, life is going to be so much more fun and happy. Live for yourself and your own enjoyment, not what others think.