"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."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Tom Petty on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Tom Petty on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Tom Petty on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Tom Petty on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Tom Petty on James C. Dobson
"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."
"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."