I’m realistic about the fact that millions of people don’t have time in their day to maintain a complex profile of who I am. They’re busy with their work and their kids and their husband or their boyfriend and their friends. They only have time to come up with about two or three adjectives to describe people in the public eye. And that’s okay. As long as those three adjectives aren’t ‘train wreck, mess, terrible.’ I figure eventually, if you hang around long enough, people will see all sides of you.
Taylor Swift for Esquire Magazine 2014 (via simplysfans)

The Esquire magazine feature is one of my favorite interviews so far. I highly recommend you pick it up.

(via tree-paine)

"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. In some ways, though, you can control it. I really didn't like the whole serial-dater thing. I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life. And so I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight--that 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. And I wanted to show my fans the same thing."