Hi everyone. As many of you are, I am heartbroken by the death of Tom Petty. He has always been one of my favorites, both music-wise and personality-wise. He was a man of principles, who stood up to the music industry. I believe it is appropriate to share some Tom Petty quotes to pay tribute. Enjoy…
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
Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.
Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
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.
I developed a problem with authority. Any time that authority was what I interpreted as being unjust, I stood up to it, and that became my personality.
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.
I would never put my songs in a commercial.
I’ve never had any idea that what I like would resonate with the audience, and I’m pleasantly surprised when it does.
His live performances were vibrant, interactive, and mesmerizing. I am very grateful for having witnessed this remarkable performer in action. He was rock and roll at its best. Memorable…
My mere words do not do him justice. Thank you, Tom Petty. Rest In Peace..
For poignant tributes to this phenomenal, one-of-a-kind human being who has touched so many…please visit his website at
Tom Petty website
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