Eddie waited 'til he finished high school, he went to Hollywood, got a tattoo.

-Tom Petty
Tom Petty

If you don't run, you rust.

Tom Petty
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.
Tom Petty

I didn't worry about my career ending, but there were days where I felt pretty beat up by it all and just pretty tired, because they didn't make it easy for me. And coming right off the last lawsuit, it was the last thing I wanted to get involved in. When it was over, we didn't really celebrate, we were just exhausted. I lost all interest in the record business and never wanted to do anything except hand in a record again.

Tom Petty
I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.
Tom Petty

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.

Tom Petty
The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit.
Tom Petty

I'm so tired of being tired. Sure as night will follow day most things I worry about will never happen anyway.

Tom Petty
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.
Tom Petty

Room at the Top,

Tom Petty
We said 'You're going to have to quit this. It's gonna get you. You just don't win with heroin. You die or you go to jail. There's no middle ground. There's no other options,'