welcome to new york (University) Indeed, Taylor Swift. On May 18, Swift attended the school’s 2022 Commencement at Yankee Stadium — where she not only became a Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, A speech was also given to graduates of the school.Even if you’re not one of the graduates (and if you are, congratulations), Swifties around the world can learn from “twenty two” Words of wisdom from a singer. Here’s a look back at her best quotes and moments.
NYU unveils Swift’s academic achievements March, Described her as “one of the most prolific and famous artists of her generation”. But if you’re a seasoned Swiftie, you probably remember that Swift has shown this for a long time.middle 73 questions Fashion In 2016, She said earning an honorary doctorate was her life’s goal. Why? “Because Ed Sheeran has one, I think he looks down on me now because I don’t have one.”
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Hours before the presentation, Swift kicked off her day on TikTok — sharing footage of her donning her hat and gown, taking graduation photos and heading to events. “Hat and gown for the first time,” she wrote in the caption.
Quotes from Taylor Swift’s New York University Speech
On her hat and robe: “The last time I was in a stadium this size, I danced in high heels and a sparkly tights. This outfit was so much more comfortable.”
About her family: “I know language is supposed to be my thing, but I’ll never find the words to thank my parents, my brother Austin, for the sacrifices they make every day so I can go from singing in the cafe to being with you today Standing here because no words are enough.”
About her new degree: “I would like to thank NYU for making me – at least technically, on paper – a doctor. Not the type of doctor you want in an emergency. Unless your special emergency is something you desperately need to hear A song with catchy hooks and a strong catharsis. If your emergency is you need someone who can name over 50 cats in a minute.”
On her “fantasy” college experience: “As a kid, I always thought I was going to college, imagining the posters I would hang on my freshman dorm wall. I even set the end of the music video for my song “Love Story” in my fantasy college, There I met a male model reading on the grass and with just one look, we realized we’d fallen in love in our past lives. That’s exactly what you’ve been through sometime in the last four years, right? But I Can’t really complain that you don’t have a normal college experience. Because you went to NYU during a global pandemic…I guess the idea of a normal college experience is what you want as well. But in this case, both you and I understand , in the delivery service of life, you don’t always get everything you choose from the menu in the bag. You get what you get.”
On her advice to new graduates: “Decide what’s yours and let go of the rest. A lot of the time, the good things in your life are always easier — so they have more room. A toxic relationship can trump many wonderful, simple ones Be happy. You can choose to have time and space in your life. Be recognizable.”
Regarding the choice in question: “Learn to live with cringe. No matter how hard you try to avoid cringe, you’ll look back on your life and look back. Crinkling is inevitable in a lifetime…you can’t avoid it, so don’t try.”
In an effort to: “Effortless is a myth. The last person I want is the person I want to date and be friends with in high school. The person who wants it the most, is the person I now hire to work for my company.”
Learn from Difficulty: “Having the world see my love life as a spectator sport that cost me every game was not a great way to date in my teens and twenties! But it taught me I will resolutely protect my private life.”
new perspective: “Losing something doesn’t just mean losing. A lot of times, when we lose something, we also gain something.”
About moving forward: “Tough things will happen to us. We will recover, we will learn from it, and we will become more resilient because of it. As long as we are lucky enough to be able to breathe, we breathe in, breathe out, breathe deeply and breathe out. I’m a doctor now, so I know how breathing works.”
Outstanding Graduation Moments
Swift waved to fans and graduates as she walked through Yankee Stadium.
Before her presentation, Swift received an honorary degree — and she winked when Jason King of the Tisch School of the Arts mentioned her re-recorded album.
Tweet about Taylor Swift’s NYU speech
Naturally, fans followed the graduation festivities on Twitter.