"The amount of kicks in the bollocks I took for [Bowie]! The last thing he said was `Whatever has gone on between us can't take away from the fact that Gary Numan has given us two of the finest moments in English pop history."...20 years too late. To be honest, I don't care about him. I don't particularly like his music; he hasn't done anything in the last 20 years that's been relevant to me. I understand why he did it (had Numan removed from The Kenny Everett Show in 1979). I was outselling him four to one, and he must have been surrounded by people constantly telling him his career's in decline. That must have created insecurity."
Gary Numan, Student Direct, 7 July 2004