29 Great Tom Petty Quotes

29 Great Tom Petty Quotes

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Tom Petty is a musician and singer from Gainesville, Florida. He is most famous for being the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, after the band split he went on to have a successful solo career as well. He has sold more than 80 million records all over the world, making hime one of the best selling artists of all time.

“An act like ours wouldn’t even be around today if someone hadn’t brought us along and let us make mistakes and grow at our own pace. Today it seems that if you don’t have a hit — or even if
you do — they have no use for you the next time.”

“Artists aren’t necessarily business people. And they aren’t necessarily aware of all the things that go on in their names. Some just want to make some music, but there is a lot of greed
among artists as well. Whether or not we know it, we are all to blame. I think it’s time — starting with the artist — to try to be a little more responsible and aware of what goes on in our

“Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.”

“Even the losers get lucky sometimes. Even the losers keep a little bit of pride. They get lucky sometimes.”

“Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.”

“Honey don’t walk out, I’m too drunk to follow.”

“I ain’t really sure, but it seems I remember the good times”

“I don’t believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there. And I think a lot of these young kids are going
to have to learn the hard way before they realize that you can actually do some damage if you’re being careless or frivolous in what you’re saying.”

“I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.”

“I don’t understand the ones that have no sense of hope and invest in hate. That’s not gonna work out, you know? It’s a waste of your time!”

“I just catch myself wonderin’, waitin’, worryin’ bout some silly little things that don’t add up to nothin’.”

“I really do love coming to this particular place.”

“I remember things being more clearer, at one time things were more real.”

“I think for it to be unhip to be idealistic is weird, you know? I mean, even all the best rebels to me had some sense of hope in them.”

“If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.”

“I’m not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.”

“I’m reaching there to try and find a theme. It’s just a really nice collection of songs. I think it does have an underlying theme of time and what it does to you.”

“It’s very uncomfortable to hear them used when I don’t agree with what’s being said. But I recognize that those songs have entered into a bigger life, a life all their own. They belong to
the audience. How they’re used isn’t always something I can control.”

“Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain.”

“Little miss queen of hearts you’re a strange thing.”

“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”

“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these
incredible things.”

“They are a scrappy team and they didn’t quit. They battled the whole way.”

“This award comes at a particularly nice time, as the Heartbreakers and I go into the 30th year of our career, … I’m very honored that Billboard has acknowledged me with this award.”

“We haven’t always been boy scouts, but we never lost sight of the music, Let me remind you that this ain’t the end.”

“We were pretty efficient in the first half. Our passing was pretty good against their zone.”

“What I’ve learned about marriage: You need to have each other’s back; you have to be a kind of team going through life.”

“When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to
do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.”

“You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.”