Taylor Swift to Glamour: 'Never Give Anyone an Excuse to Say You're Crazy'

Taylor Swift to Glamour: 'Never Give Anyone an Excuse to Say You're Crazy'

Taylor Swift gives a pretty smirk on the March 2014 cover of Glamour magazine, on newsstands February 11.

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter opened up to the mag about writing songs, not reading articles about herself, and the dos and don’ts of relationships. Check it:

On her music evolving: “I’m not trying to shed my skin. I’m trying to be a new version of the person I’ve been my whole life. That’s what’s held my fans and me together. For a group of millions, it’s odd how close I feel to them.”

On being a role model: “I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me “risky” is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”

On the press: “I know when not to read an article. Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click…I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having thick skin. As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”

On dating: “I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.”

On why you shouldn’t yell in relationships: “Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”

For more on Taylor, visit Glamour.com!

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9 Comments

#1
MARISSAB @ 10:56 am on 02/04/2014

“Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy”

Ok Taylor…lol. Obviously self-awareness is not her strong suit.

#2
Joe @ 11:29 am on 02/04/2014

She is so amazing.

#3
toodle @ 12:45 pm on 02/04/2014

“you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”

lol she isn’t lying she knows she has a bunch of obsessed haters. For instance the very first post her is making fun of her. Can’t blame the girl for totally ignoring the mess, she’s way too busy to try to please haters who will never be pleased anyway.

#4
guest @ 1:30 pm on 02/04/2014

@MARISSAB: Apparently, self-awareness isn’t yours either, hater. Why do you bother to read articles since you already have an opinion without no evidence. Get a clue about your own personality and work on it to be a better person.

#5
guest @ 1:44 pm on 02/04/2014

@toodle: Yes, you seem to be right on the money. Either the insult is intentional, implying Taylor is disingenuous, or the writer needs to learn vocabulary(having a thesaurus on hand doesn’t necessarily pick the best bigger word.) The writer has to have comprehension. Taylor does not have a smirk on her face. Glamour needs to employ better educated and/or professional writers in either case.

#6
rb @ 1:48 pm on 02/04/2014

Great relationship advice from Taylor Swift! My advice; follow your heart. There is no such thing as protection for your heart from love.

#7
Fernando schiavi @ 10:43 pm on 02/04/2014

She is so lovely and perfect!

#8
guest @ 10:56 pm on 02/04/2014

@rb: I agree.

#9
Araik Danielyan @ 1:52 pm on 02/05/2014

Wonderful my sweetheart Taylor

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