This is a quote that I have always taken to heart. I came across this poignant musing by Mark Twain the year after I graduated from college. I was living in a big city and it was quite overwhelming. There were very few people that wanted to give you a hand up. Most people wanted to put you down and keep you down just for the sake of doing so. My fiancé found this quote and forwarded it to me at my office one morning. It really spoke to him as well. Serendipitously, this was the quote of the day on his birthday. We have always held steadfast regarding the tenets of this quote and fervently believed in Mark Twain’s wisdom.
Tom Petty speaks to the heart. Whatever your situation in life, he has written and recorded a song that will tell your tale. I’ve composed a list of fifteen Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ songs that every woman should know. Some are sad, some are upbeat, but all are quintessential Tom Petty. He was placed on this earth to write beautiful lyrics and he continues to do so. I chose these songs because they speak to me as a woman and I thought that they might do the same for you.