When they played, they functioned like clockwork. They were ambitious, wanted to make it. And at the same time they constantly made jokes, not plain ones, but ingenious. They really liked each other. Four different characters who complemented each other ideally. John highly sensitive, always a little impatient, Paul the perfectionist, and charming. George with his fine, sarcastic humor, who created his compositions meticulously. And Ringo, uncomplicated, the typical drummer.
Klaus Voormann on The Beatles, translated from an interview with Berliner Kurier, 19 May 2010 (via thateventuality)
Taylor Swift may not be a pop artist forever, or even for very long; perhaps later in her career, she’ll return to country music with open arms. I wouldn’t be shocked if she made an acoustic album someday. However, this is where she is right now — holding oversized boom boxes in gaudy music videos, jiving with Max Martin in the studio, flipping off the naysayers who don’t think she can make spectacular pop music. She can, and she will. The rest of us will just have to get used to it.
Billboard (x)
Writing ‘Red’, I was 21 and 22 and back then I think my priorities were different. My priorities were, I was very enamored by romance and the idea of that. At 24, at this point, I’m just really like, I just want to be with my friends, and I wanna make music, and I wanna play shows, and I wanna travel the world, and I want to define my life on my own terms. That’s my list of priorities now which is different than it was a couple years ago.
Taylor Swift on the difference between writing ‘Red’ and ‘1989’ (x)