15 Inspirational Quotes From Taylor Swift's New York University Initiation Speech

15 Inspirational Quotes From Taylor Swift’s New York University Initiation Speech

“Being canceled online and almost losing my career gave me excellent knowledge of wine.”

Taylor Swift just walked into Yankee Stadium yesterday to accept an honorary degree from New York University. No, it wasn’t for a movie or music video – Mrs. Swift is now Dr. Swift!

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New York University awarded Taylor an honorary degree in fine arts. She also gave this year’s opening speech at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The 23-minute speech was witty, wonderful, and music to my ears.

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You can watch the entire speech below, scroll to read my favorite quotes and (look at pictures of our lady looking gorgeous in purple).

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1.

“Welcome to New York, he’s been waiting for you.”

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(Taylor said so by welcoming the parents, friends, and patrons of her fellow alumni.)

2.

“The last time I was at a stadium this big, I was dancing in high heels and wearing a sparkly dress. This outfit is so much more comfortable.”

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3.

“I’m 90% sure that the main reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22’.”

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I mean, it’s definitely a BOP!

4.

“I’m a doctor now, so I know how breathing works.”

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5.

“Not the kind of doctor you want in an emergency, unless your emergency is that you desperately need to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely healing bridge section or if your emergency is that you need someone who can name over fifty Breed of cats in one minute.

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6.

“Being canceled online and almost losing my career gave me excellent knowledge of wine.”

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7.

“If I slip, the whole earth will fall off its axis, and it will be entirely my fault, and I will be put in the prison of the pop star forever and ever.”

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8.

“You don’t always get all the stuff in your pick of delivery bag, that’s life. You get what you get, and you should be proud of what you did with it.”

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9.

“All through 2012, I’ve been dressing like a housewife from the 1950s.”

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10.

“Why do we eat salad but not grass?”

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11.

“Life can be heavy if you carry it all at once. Know what to keep and what you want to set free. Decide what’s yours, and let all other things go.”

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12.

“Never shy away from trying. Effort is a myth.”

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13.

“You have the power to choose what time and space your life has. Be unique.”

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14.

“In our culture of absolute contradiction, the false stigma around passion makes it great not to want it.”

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15th.

And finally, “Cringe is inevitable.”

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2022-05-19 16:41:41

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