Friday, November 23, 2012
Taylor Swift for Parade Magazine November 2012
On not knowing much about love: "I tend to think things are love and then look back and reevaluate. How many times has she been in love? I know how many people I’ve said ‘I love you’ to. I could probably count it up, but I don’t feel like it. Part of me feels you can’t say you were truly in love if it didn’t last. If I end up getting married and having kids, that’s when I’ll know it’s real—because it lasted."
On the bad boys she often seems drawn to: "There’s a really interesting charisma involved. They usually have a lot to say, and even if they don’t, they know how to look at you to say it all. I think every girl’s dream is to find a bad boy at the right time, when he wants to not be bad anymore."
On the difficulty of living in the public eye: "I don't know necessarily how much privacy I’m entitled to, but I know I don’t get much of it. At the same time, I asked for this. I could be playing in a coffee house. I’d be happy doing that, [but] not as happy, probably. Knowing that people are going to hear the music I make is the most amazing feeling. Knowing that there are dudes waiting outside my house with cameras, hiding in the bushes, is a less awesome feeling. "
On looking forward to the holidays: "I really love the holiday season because I grew up on a Christmas tree farm, and it just reminds me of home and the coziness of it all. I love when it gets cold and you start wearing sweaters and coats and scarves, and you start baking things with cinnamon and nutmeg in them. To me those are the smells of Christmas."
On one of her culinary specialties: "I make raspberry jam. When I was younger we had a grape arbor, and my mom would go out and pick grapes and make grape jam in the sink—boil it, put it in jars, and give it away as gifts. So I started making raspberry jam, and it is so good. You can put it on anything; you can dip pretzels into it. I don’t mean to brag, but it’s so good you could just eat it with a spoon. "