"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Tom Petty on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Tom Petty on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Tom Petty on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Tom Petty on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Tom Petty on Marilyn Monroe
"I don't think it's a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem."
"The energy of the crowd is insane. Twenty thousand people. It's the biggest jolt of adrenaline. It's very hard to explain. You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid? It's in that realm. You can actually hurt yourself and not know it."
"It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music."
"TV does not care about you or what happens to you. It's downright bad for your health now, and that's not a far-out concept. I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health."
"When you get older, your health becomes important to you, things start breaking down, you've always got a different ache or pain."