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"I used to be in high school where you see [a boyfriend] every day. Then I was in a situation where it wasn't so easy for me, and I wrote this song because I could relate to the whole Romeo and Juliet thing. I was really inspired by that story. Except for the ending." Taylor Swift on her new single, "Love Story" [LAT]

"It's an unhealthy habit to say that life is what you make of it, and if you want to be happy, then you can be happy. That's just rubbish, basically." —the happy-go-lucky Mike Leigh [A.V. Club]

"There's nothing written that's not autobiographical. By that, I mean Transformers too." Charlie Kaufman [LAT]

"You know something, I'm not religious. But I'm very Jewish in my heart." Jessica Walter [LAT]

"Since then I've thought it's positive, it's not as if they're throwing bottles at you. But it did become a bit of a joke. Girls would run to the front even when I'm doing a ballad. You're trying to create a mood, doing the 'Green, Green Grass Of Home,' and underwear lands straight on you, and everybody laughs." Tom Jones on having underwear thrown at him [Guardian]