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30 Best Tom Petty Quotes (MUSIC & LOVE)

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Top 10 Most Famous Tom Petty Quotes (BEST)

Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success.
Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.
Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
I got just one life in a world that keeps on pushin' me around. But I stand my ground and I won't back down.
I got just one life in a world that keeps on pushin’ me around. But I stand my ground and I won’t back down.
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.
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.
The waiting is the hardest part, every day you get one more yard. You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, the waiting is hardest part.
The waiting is the hardest part, every day you get one more yard. You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, the waiting is hardest part.
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 think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.
Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.
Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, grass is growing.
Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, grass is growing.
I developed a problem with authority. Any time that authority was what I interpreted as being unjust, I stood up to it, and that became my personality.
I developed a problem with authority. Any time that authority was what I interpreted as being unjust, I stood up to it, and that became my personality.
You belong somewhere you feel free.
You belong somewhere you feel free.

20 Inspirational Tom Petty Quotes About Music and Love (LIFE)

Music is probably the one 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.”

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You know, music isn’t really supposed to be perfect. It’s all about people relating to each other and doing something that’s really from the soul.
You know, music isn’t really supposed to be perfect. It’s all about people relating to each other and doing something that’s really from the soul.
If there’s one thing I know about music theory, it’s that if you don’t believe the singer, you won’t believe the song.
If there’s one thing I know about music theory, it’s that if you don’t believe the singer, you won’t believe the song.
Some say life will beat you down. Break your heart, steal your crown. So I've started out for God knows where, I guess I'll know when I get there.
Some say life will beat you down. Break your heart, steal your crown. So I’ve started out for God knows where, I guess I’ll know when I get there.
If you spend a lot of time thinking about your career, you don't have one.
If you spend a lot of time thinking about your career, you don’t have one.
I like to be an optimist, but I like to be a realist, too.
I like to be an optimist, but I like to be a realist, too.
And if you follow your feelings, and you follow your dreams, you might find the forest there in the trees.
And if you follow your feelings, and you follow your dreams, you might find the forest there in the trees.
It's very easy to be cynical about the hall of fame. But on the other hand, it's really a beautiful thing for someone like me. I dedicated my entire life to this music.
It’s very easy to be cynical about the hall of fame. But on the other hand, it’s really a beautiful thing for someone like me. I dedicated my entire life to this music.
I don’t think I’ve walked away ever thinking ‘Ah, that’s perfect.’ I do the best I can. That’s what keeps me coming back.
I don’t think I’ve walked away ever thinking ‘Ah, that’s perfect.’ I do the best I can. That’s what keeps me coming back.
If you're phony, they will feel it in the farthest row of the arena. You have to really care. And you have to make yourself care time and time again.
If you’re phony, they will feel it in the farthest row of the arena. You have to really care. And you have to make yourself care time and time again.
It wasn’t work for me, because I would’ve done it anyway… I just had a built-in love of what I was doing. I created my own vision of what I wanted to do. I was on a mission.
It wasn’t work for me, because I would’ve done it anyway… I just had a built-in love of what I was doing. I created my own vision of what I wanted to do. I was on a mission.
I have turned down a lot of money for things that would have made me feel cheesy.
I have turned down a lot of money for things that would have made me feel cheesy.
There used to be this real sense of community integrity in Rock. It has really eroded. Everyone seems to be on their own now.
There used to be this real sense of community integrity in Rock. It has really eroded. Everyone seems to be on their own now.
The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit.
The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit.
We've all got to kind of come together if we want things to be better.
We’ve all got to kind of come together if we want things to be better.
Sometimes you're happy. Sometimes you cry. Half of me is ocean. Half of me is sky.
Sometimes you’re happy. Sometimes you cry. Half of me is ocean. Half of me is sky.
You need eagles wings to get over things that make no sense in this world.
You need eagles wings to get over things that make no sense in this world.
Baby... even the losers get lucky sometimes.
Baby… even the losers get lucky sometimes.
If you can’t take the attitude that even losers get lucky, I don’t see how you can face life.
If you can’t take the attitude that even losers get lucky, I don’t see how you can face life.
I love history, doesn't matter what era, I'm fascinated.
I love history, doesn’t matter what era, I’m fascinated.

Thomas Earl Petty Short Biography

Born on 20 October 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, United States, Thomas Earl Petty was a singer-songwriter and the lead singer and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Petty first became interested in rock and roll at 10 years old when he was introduced to Elvis Presley. He was taught how to play the guitar by Don Felder, a musician who later joined the Eagles.

In 1970, Petty dropped out of high school to tour with his band, Mudcrutch. After some time, the band decided to part ways, and in 1975 Petty and two former Mudcrutch band members formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released its debut album in 1976. Their single “Breakdown” reached the Top 40 charts in 1978. The band had also become famous for its music videos. 

In 1986, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers joined Bob Dylan on tour. Two years later Petty became a member of the Traveling Wilburys, alongside Dylan. Petty received his first Grammy award with the band in 1989.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers reformed in 1991 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. 

Petty is known in the music world for his raw authenticity, talent, and commitment to his music

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