"I’m not likely to cry over something I’ve gone through, even if it’s the worst breakup ever. Maybe I haven’t had that breakup yet. Maybe there will be a breakup where I’ll just cry every time I think of it. (laughs) But the things that make me cry are when the people I love have gone through pain and I’ve seen it. ‘Fifteen’ talks about how my best friend, Abigail, got her heart broken when we were in ninth grade and singing about that absolutely gets me every time."
“There is really no such thing as what might have been. There’s what happened and what will happen. I’ve just had to realize that what might have been is imaginary, and it’s this beautiful illusion of how it could have been.”
You know, I’m not afraid to say that love is my favorite thing to write about. I’m completely and utterly enthralled by it because there are so many different kinds of love. There’s the crazy 100 mile-an-hour kinda love where you see red flags pop up around every corner but you ignore the warning signs. I’ve written about that. There’s the love that starts out with nothing more than a hello and somebody pulling your chair out for you. I’ve written about that too.