23 Taylor Swift Quotes That Won’t Get Back Together

Trying to set up a new playlist for your next gathering? Well you probably can’t go wrong with adding tracks by one of the best selling artists of all time–since it means at least somebody will probably recognize (and hopefully like) the music. Unless you’re not hanging out with strangers, and you know your friends’ music tastes well–in which case you should go with genres they like. Which might still include Taylor Swift’s discography, considering how her albums dip into country, pop radio, rock, and electronic. Or maybe you guys just really like break up songs. Anyway, while we console some newly-single acquaintances, here are some Taylor Swift quotes that probably won’t get back together.

On Motivation & Legacy

“You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.”

“If you are lucky enough to find something that you love, and you have a shot at being good at it, don’t stop, don’t put it down.”

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”

“Anytime someone tells me that I can’t do something, I want to do it more.”

“I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.”

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”

On Life

“Even if you’re happy with the life you’ve chosen, you’re still curious about the other options.”

“Life is a ruthless game unless you play it good and play it right.”

“Just because you make a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.”

On Music

“Songs for me are like a message in a bottle. You send them out to the world, and maybe the person who you feel that way about will hear about it someday.”

“People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.”

“People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pining for someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just happened.”

“I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion.”

On Relationships

“All you need to do to be my friend is like me.”

“Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good.”

“In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.”

“Relationships are like traffic lights. And I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it’s a green light.”

“I wish Taylor Swift would write a song called “Maybe I am the problem.””

“If guys don’t want me to write bad songs about them, they shouldn’t do bad things.”

On Fame

“Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I’ve never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line’s always been really blurred for me. I’ll hang out with them after the show. I’ll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I’ll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes.”

“People are going to judge you anyway, so you might as well do what you want.”

On Food

“I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.”

See if you can name a bunch of Taylor Swift’s discography here.