Taylor Swift is known for confessional lyrics that slyly chronicle her romances with famous (and not so famous) men. But on occasion, Swift also speaks up when away from the mic. Here's a look at what we like to call Swift-ology.
"I think who you are in school really sticks with you. I don't ever feel like the cool kid at the party, ever. It's like, smile and be nice to everybody, because you were not invited to be here." -- Vogue, 2012
"I've had countless opportunities to do some really bad things. And then people start combing through everything that I do trying to find the next mistake and misperception, which leads to more scrutiny." -- Elle, 2010
"For me, rebelling is done with words: I love to write honest songs that name real people, then get up onstage and live out those emotions in front of 15,000 people. Penciling in a night to get wasted is not something I want to do." -- Glamour, 2009
"I love having a goal, feeling like I'm on a mission. I love trying to beat what I've done so far." -- Marie Claire, 2010
"I'll just be sitting back and growing old, watching all of this happen or not happen, all the while trying to maintain a life rooted in this same optimism. And I'd also like a nice garden." -- Wall Street Journal, July 2014
"I've never been a party girl. I'd rather sit at home and bake on a Friday night than go to parties." -- The Washington Post, 2008
"I'm the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything. I've developed this really close-knit group of girls. ... I met Emma (Stone, pictured) when I was 17, and I met Selena (Gomez) when I was 18. ... Somehow through all of it, we've stayed close. " -- Glamour, 2012
"I definitely think about a million people when I'm getting dressed in the morning. (It) would be really easy to say, 'You know, I'm 21 now. I do what I want. You raise your kids.' But that's not the truth of it. The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation." -- "60 Minutes," 2011
"People make so much fun of me for that, but I don't know. It's like, if you win an award, isn't that crazy? ... I try to be (blase), but it's hard when you get excited about stuff." -- "Nightline," October 2012
"To me, relaxation equals a shirt with a bunch of cats." -- Twitter, 2011
"It's fine to talk about love publicly, but I think when you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked." -- Allure, 2009
"I make sure I only write bad songs about the (guys) who deserve it." -- Glamour, 2010.
"People are going to talk about you. But maybe you're having more fun than them anyway." -- People, October 2014
- Taylor Swift released a video December 31
- In it, she sends fans gifts for the holidays
- The reactions are tears, squeals and meltdowns
(CNN) -- Way to make us weep, Taylor Swift.
As if she didn't smash 2014 enough with a blockbuster album and dominance of the headlines, Swift had one final gift for the world on December 31.
The superstar posted a video of her gift-giving to fans, which has become known as "Swiftmas."
Here's how it worked: After the successful release of her "1989" album, Swift did some "Tay-lurking," in which she followed some fans on social media, taking in personal details including likes and dislikes.
The video features the singer wrapping gifts for some of her fans and shipping them to the adoring bunch. In one case, Swift personally travels to Connecticut to deliver gifts to the young son of one adoring fan.
As you can imagine, there are squeals, tears and total meltdowns over the generosity of a celeb who has become known for breaking down the wall of fame (she famously hosted tons of them in her various homes for private listening parties before to the release of her new album).
So cheers to you, Taylor Swift. We suspect that you are about to rock 2015 like no one's business.