Tom Petty Quotes.
I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing.
You need eagles wings to get over things that make no sense in this world.
Running down a dream… working on a mystery… going wherever it leads.
I don’t treat the band like I’m above them or that they’re a hired hand for me. We’ve never worked that way. So I’m a team player. I would be very uncomfortable having to do this alone.
Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.
I love doing my ‘Buried Treasure’ show.
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.
Sometimes, giving up your privacy is a little like going to the dentist and we have let him have access that no one’s ever had.
Rock n’ roll was one thing, and then they chopped off the ‘roll’ and called it ‘rock,’ which became a sort of umbrella term for anything with a guitar in it. Like hair bands. How could we possibly believe that? It’s just gotten downright silly, to the point where now it’s sort of become like professional wrestling.
The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit.
I didn’t think you could just become a rock and roll singer.
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.
You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea You belong with your love on your arm You belong somewhere you feel free
I would never put my songs in a commercial.
I don’t eat fish and chicken and all that. But I will have some eggs. So I’m not technically a vegan. But I eat pretty sensibly, and before a tour, I will usually work out a lot. I’ll get a trainer, or I have a guy I’ve known a long time.
We don’t really make bad records, though some people might like some more than others. And we have never really done a bad show. So I think in a way maybe we’ve been taken for granted.
My family wasn’t involved in the college. They were more of just your ‘white trash’ kind of family. And so I have that kind of background, but I always kind of aspired to be something else, and I made a lot of different friends over the years that were passing through.