Taylor: The song “Mine” is about… the very real prospect of falling in love but in your rear view mirror seeing all of the times you’ve seen love fail. I think that falling in love isn’t as easy as it seems when you’ve seen love crash and burn so many times in your life. Um, I have a tendency to run from love sometimes and… I think it’s because of that. You know, you see all the times that everybody seems to say goodbye. All the time. Sometimes you lose hope that it’s worth fighting for.. but I have to have this blind hope and this blind faith in the back of my mind that if you met the right person, it would be worth it to fight for love and to really work through the problems that you would encounter along the way. So I think that I’ll always believe that, that it could be worth it.
Taylor: My band had some really weird food in Asia. They’d eat things that were like, alive and they’d go eat things that were just like, really disgusting and I didn’t want in on any of that…
Taylor: This is the first AMA I’ve ever won! The special thing about the American Music Awards is that they’re voted on by the fans and also they’re…they’re really shiny and I just wanna thank all the wonderful people who went out and bought my album this week and made it number one and it is an honor… it’s an honor that you even care about the songs that I write in my bedroom. Thank you so much, you have no idea how much this means to me.
Taylor: I think that there’s a difference between getting your heart broken and getting let down. Getting let down is when, you know, you think somebody’s one way and then they turn out to be a completely different person or they lie to you…that’s worth like, two to three songs, being let down. Getting your heart broken, that’s worth like, four to five albums.
Taylor: [holding up Joe Jonas doll] See, this one even comes with a, with a phone, see, so he can break up with other dolls.
Taylor: I’m so happy! This is the first time that I’ve ever been to the Teen Choice Awards…And this is amazing! I just…I wanna thank the fans. You guys have made my life so beautiful and it’s all because of you and this tour this summer has been unbelievable, seeing all of you. I feel like, you know, it’s been a long time since I was a teenager- like, 2 years, so…it’s been a while and I remember when- I love you too! Thank you, that’s nice! Um, when I was a teenager I felt like we were always being stereotyped as being very intense, and dramatic, and passionate, and hopelessly romantic, and excitable, and now in retrospect I think that I need to let you know that I think all those things are amazing things. And I hope that, to all the teens watching, I hope you never lose those things. And I’m honored that you so passionately chose to give me this award. Thank you so much, I love you.