I’ve never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I’ve only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up.
Taylor Swift on songwriting.
There’s never such a thing as you write or you don’t write. You just kinda write as life happens and when it’s time to write. And when you’re not writing, you just do other stuff, so you live your life. Sometimes I’ll write like three songs at the same time while like touring in a hotel room and other times, I’ll have all the time in the world and I’ll just watch movies and more movies. It just happens when it happens. But at least now I don’t freak out like I’m broken or something.
Regina Spektor, on songwriting and inspiration