52 Best Tom Petty Quotes from Famous American Songwriter

Tom Petty was a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor from the United States.


Best Tom Petty Quotes

1. “I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down…” ~ (Tom Petty).


2. “You belong somewhere you feel free.” ~ (Tom Petty).


3. I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things. ~ Tom Petty.


4. “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.” ~ (Tom Petty).


5. “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.” ~ (Tom Petty).


6. “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.” ~ (Tom Petty).


7. I think if I’d quit years ago, I’d never have known what I was capable of doing.” ~ (Tom Petty).

8. “I’m so tired of being tired. Sure as night will follow day most things I worry about will never happen anyway.” ~ (Tom Petty).


7. “I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing.” ~ (Tom Petty).

8. “I’m so tired of being tired. Sure as night will follow day most things I worry about will never happen anyway.” ~ (Tom Petty).


9. “You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down.” ~ (Tom Petty).

10. “Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” ~ (Tom Petty).


11. “The waiting is the hardest part.” ~ (Tom Petty).

12. “The waiting is the hardest part, every day you get one more yard. You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, the waiting is hardest part.” ~ (Tom Petty).

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13. “Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.” ~ (Tom Petty).

14. “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.” ~ (Tom Petty).


15. “If you don’t run, you rust.” ~ (Tom Petty).

16. “A rebel without a clue.” ~ (Tom Petty).


17. “I love history, doesn’t matter what era, I’m fascinated.” ~ (Tom Petty).

18. “It just seems to useless to have to work so hard, and nothing ever really seem to come from it.” ~ (Tom Petty).


19. “Sometimes life, will get you down, break your heart, steal your crown.” ~ (Tom Petty).

20. “Redemption comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key.” ~ (Tom Petty).

21. “You get in there, you get the job done and you get the hell out.” ~ (Tom Petty).

22. “God, it’s so painful when something that’s so close is still so far out of reach.” ~ (Tom Petty).


23. “If you’re not getting older, you’re dead.” ~ (Tom Petty).

24. “Music really isn’t supposed to be perfect. It’s all about people relating to each other and doing something that’s really from the soul. It must come from the soul.” ~ (Tom Petty).

Most Inspiring Tom Petty Quotes

25. “Let’s get to the point. Let’s roll another joint.” ~ (Tom Petty).


26. “You believe what you want to believe. You see, you don’t have to live like a refugee.” ~ (Tom Petty).

27. “Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks. Some doors are opened, some roads are blocked. Sundowns are golden, then fade away. And if I never do nothing, I’ll get you back someday.” ~ (Tom Petty).

28. “Oh yeah, alright, take it easy baby, make it last all night. She was an American Girl.” ~ (Tom Petty).

29. “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).


30. “So I started out for God knows where. I guess I’ll know when I get there.” ~ (Tom Petty).

Inspirational Tom Petty Quotes

31. “You spend your life dreaming, running ’round in a trance, You hang out forever and still miss the dance, And if you get lucky, you might find someone, To help you get over the pain that will come.” ~ (Tom Petty).

32. “I don’t understand the ones that have no sense of hope and invest in hate. That’s not gonna work out, you know? It’s a waste of your time!” ~ (Tom Petty).

33. “George Harrison was the kind of guy who wasn’t going to leave until he hugged you for five minutes and told you how much he loved you.” ~ (Tom Petty).


34. “I think for it to be hip to be idealistic is weird, you know? I mean, even all the best rebels to me, had some sense of hope in them.” ~ (Tom Petty).

35. “I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health.” ~ (Tom Petty).

Famous Tom Petty Quotes

36. “Yeah and it’s over before you know it It all goes by so fast, Yeah the bad nights take forever And the good nights don’t ever seem to last.” ~ (Tom Petty).


37. “Good loving is hard to find, you got lucky babe, when I found you.” ~ (Tom Petty).

38. “I’ve got a room at the top of the world tonight. I can see everything tonight.” ~ (Tom Petty).


39. “Some grow young, some grow cold…” ~ (Tom Petty).

40. “And the days went by like paper in the wind. Everything changed, then changed again. It’s hard to find a friend. It’s hard to find a friend.” ~ (Tom Petty).

41. “As we celebrate mediocrity, all the boys upstairs want to see. How much you’ll pay for what you used to get for free.” ~ (Tom Petty).


42. “Where the sky begins, the horizon ends, despite the best intentions.” ~ (Tom Petty).

43. “You believe what you want to believe.” ~ (Tom Petty).


44. “She’s a good girl, crazy about Elvis, loves horses, and her boyfriend, too.” ~ (Tom Petty).

45. “My sister got lucky, married a yuppie, and took him for all he was worth. Now she’s a swinger dating a singer, I can’t decide which is worse.” ~ (Tom Petty).

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46. “Even the losers get lucky sometimes!” ~ (Tom Petty).


47. “Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.” ~ (Tom Petty).

48. “We haven’t always been boy scouts, but we never lost sight of the music, Let me remind you that this ain’t the end.” ~ (Tom Petty).

49. “How ’bout a cheer for all those bad girls? And all those boys that play that rock and roll? They love it like you love Jesus, It does the same thing to their souls.” ~ (Tom Petty).


50. “Whatever you’re looking for, don’t come around here no more.” ~ (Tom Petty).

51. “Buy me a drink, sing me a song; take me as I come, cause I can’t stay long.” ~ (Tom Petty).

52. “I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing.” ~ (Tom Petty).

So these were the 52 quotes by Tom Petty.

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