"Before breaking into music, I had various jobs: forklift driver, driving a courier. But I was forced into working rather than doing it off my own bat because that was my dad's way: you got a job and paid your way."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Gary Numan on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Gary Numan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Gary Numan on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Gary Numan on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Gary Numan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"I've always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain - its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
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