Today, we would like to present to you some of the best quotes from Tom Petty. A rocker who probably introduced his so-called ‘Americana’ music genre. Tom was a musician and rock and roll legend. In this opportunity, through his quotes, we’ll find out how Tom was looked at life, success, happiness, and fulfillment.
Unfortunately, Tom Petty passed away on October 2, 2017, at the age of 66. With his nasal vocals and sound guitar, Petty created the recognizable sound of the so-called “heartland rock”, rock and roll of the American working class with the faithful band The Heartbreakers, which is why they have been radio stars for decades. Together with the band, Petty was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Petty and the Heartbreakers gained fame in the seventies, and it has spread to this day, thanks to evergreen things like “Free Fallin”, “American Girl”, “My Heart Around”, and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”.
Tom was also a member of the all-star of The Traveling Wilburys, along with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison, with whom he recorded two studio albums.
He also appeared occasionally in film productions, and his most notable role was in The Postman, with Kevin Costner. In 2015 a biographical documentary movie was dedicated to Tom Petty in which he spoke about his struggle with heroin addiction.
Tom Petty – Best Quotes
- “I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things.”
- “Sometimes life, will get you down, break your heart, steal your crown.”
- “Do something you really like, and hopefully, it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.”
- “You belong somewhere you feel free.”
- “I don’t see myself as the savior of anything. On one hand, I’m flattered; that’s why it’s so hard to complain. What we’re really striving for is to inspire someone.”
- “I want to be successful. Not just money. Just making a successful record and a successful show. I could feel successful without selling a million records.”
- “Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.”
- “Music really isn’t supposed to be perfect. It’s all about people relating to each other and doing something that’s really from the soul. It must come from the soul.”
- “When I met Elvis, we didn’t really have a conversation. I was introduced by my uncle, and he sort of grunted my way. What stays with me is the whole scene. I had never seen a real mob scene before. I was really young and impressionable. Elvis really did look—he looked sort of not real as if he were glowing.”
- “I think television’s become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television.”