"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."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Tom Petty on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Tom Petty on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Tom Petty on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Tom Petty on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Tom Petty on Elbert Hubbard
"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."
"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."
"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."