Taylor Swift for Harper’s Bazaar Germany - November 2014
We were at the Empire State Building because we’re shooting for the livestream on Monday. There will be a wide helicopter camera shot in the Empire State Building, and I will be on the top platform waving. It’s so exciting to unveil who you’ve been for the last two years. My life has changed drastically in the last year and a half. —Taylor Swift for Esquire (November 2014)
06. Gossip Girl
“The Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald or Thackeray. Teenagers acting like adults, adults acting like teenagers, guarding secrets, spreading gossip all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth. And membership into this community was so elite you couldn’t even buy your way in. It was a birthright, a birthright that I didn’t have. And my greatest achievements would never earn me. All I had to compare to this world is what I read in books, but that gave me the idea. If I wasn’t born into this world, maybe I could write myself into it.”
Katherine Pierce, 1864.
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.