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By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I've got Asperger's syndrome and I'm not a very good people person, so I've always been more comfortable around machinery. Not in a weird way - I don't want to marry my car or anything stupid like that!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Numan

Time heals nothing, it merely rearranges our memory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Numan

When I was a kid it was big news when someone flew around the world in a little aeroplane, but nobody cared when I did it. Then, to rub salt into my wounds, the customs people ripped my aeroplane to pieces, looking for stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'm very lucky in the sense that I've got a voice that's distinctive. Not good, but distinctive. That's a very useful thing to have in this business. I'm glad on the one hand that I've got it, but I wish it was more powerful. I wish I had a greater range. I wish it was more accurate at times.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

Maybe I over-do the 'not-80s' thing. It should be a part of my life that I've got some sort of pride in, but I've got this huge chip on my shoulder about '80s nostalgia - and it annoys fans sometimes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I met Gemma, my wife, when she was 12. She had a schoolgirl crush on me and her dad had arranged for her to meet me. Later, she started coming to my concerts, but I only got to know her well after her mother died. I rang to see how she was, and that's how it started.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I was always a bit different. I had a very happy childhood, but I could never hang on to mates.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'd been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble. I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street, getting chased by people. It was horrible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I think if you are creative then it's an unstoppable thing. It just keeps coming throughout your entire life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I collect fantasy swords, replicas from films, and have them displayed on the wall as you go up the stairs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I was a loner as a child and happiest at home, launching toy rockets and aeroplanes. When I started causing trouble in my third year at grammar school, Mum was really surprised. My parents sent me to a child psychologist, who suggested I might have Asperger's syndrome.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I actually have two hats in my office; one says "network," one says "studio." Paul Lee over at ABC sent those over to us and I find it very useful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

Album sales have collapsed, with few artists making money from albums; touring is more lucrative. But I'm 53 now and won't be able to tour forever, so a logical step is to get into writing film scores. Trouble is, you need to be somewhere which has a big film industry - another reason why I'm thinking about living in California.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don't interact properly in certain social situations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I've spent a lot of time in the United States and I'm not under any illusions that it's a crime-free nirvana. I'm well aware it has plenty of problems, though they seem to be associated with particular areas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Numan

We have heard projects with some of the writers, who we've been in business with for a long time at the studio, that we've heard as a studio - often, pitches that are still in their formation stage where we or the writers have wanted our input on developing them. We've probably heard more pitches with the network hat on. Certainly all of the outside pitches are that way, and many of the pitches that have been in great shape coming out of the studio we've heard from a network perspective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

Any time anyone says anything nice about me, whether it's Lady Gaga or your neighbor, it's a nice feeling, I'm very grateful for it. It's very helpful for your career. Every time someone says something complimentary it introduces you to their audience. It gives you credibility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Numan

There's no point in lying saying I am doing really, really well because I'm not; I'm cult level.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

Here in my car, I feel safest of all, I can lock all the doors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I've always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain - its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

And I used to go the punk clubs such as a gay club in Poland Street that everyone would go to because it was the only place you could go to looking like that without getting beaten senseless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I sometimes wonder if I might be a bit of a disappointment to people, because they are expecting all these '80s hits and what they get is a dark industrial wall of noise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'm very into science-fantasy, that kind of swordfights and magic and technology thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I think any song should sound good just played on a solitary instrument with the vocal. If you have those basics you have all you need. The production then just polishes that idea into the finished thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

If you've been massive and it's all slid away, you tend to get written off. It's quite difficult to overcome that, which is why I've got this problem with nostalgia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I have one brother, John, an airline pilot, who is seven years younger. He's adopted, though we're still blood related - he's my cousin. My parents couldn't have any more children after me, so when Dad's brother died, they adopted John, then just a baby.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

Strangely enough, when the Sugababes' 'Freak Like Me' went to number 1, which was built around my 'Are 'Friends' Electric' song, I had another song called 'Rip' go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart, so I was pulling new people in from very different areas of musical interest. That was quite an amazing week.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

My dad was a baggage handler at Heathrow and careful with money. He worked hard and had three jobs when I was young. I wish I'd inherited his care for money. Sadly, I've grown up to be rather scatty when it comes to finances.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gary Numan

Ultravox were the blueprint for what I wanted to do, but I stumbled across them by accident.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I don't believe in sharing my money. If I go out and work my nuts off and make some money, I don't feel that I should have to share it with my community.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I wouldn't say I'm vain - I'm just in a job where the way you look is important. Well, at least the facelift wasn't vanity, but the hair was.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I became famous so quickly and so young - it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'm not good at happy, lightweight kind of music. I'm not really good at pop music. "Cars" is probably the only true pop song I ever wrote. I wish I could write more, but I'm not very good at it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'm hopeless at small talk and have a problem making eye contact.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Numan

I'll be the in to your sane.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I worship nothing. Not a good lie nor a dark one. If nature is proof of God's amazing creation then I have truly seen the light, and the light is black. Nature is genius at its most cruel and savage. No benevolent God could have come up with such an outrage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gary Numan

I want them to play Britney Spears at my funeral. This way I won't feel so bad about being dead, and everyone there will know there is something worse than Death.