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" '24 Hour Party People' was a comedy, and I knew that from the beginning. "
" I love that young bands will do anything to succeed. "
" I always do try to encourage my children to vote and at least exercise their right. "
" There are lots of Joy Division songs that are so powerful when played live, some of which we did either never play or played very rarely. "
" Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing. "
" Any coalition, especially where one party is more powerful than the other, it's always bound to have a pecking order. "
" I must confess that over my career, I've actually downplayed the importance of DJs. It's such a different art form. Then all of a sudden you try it, and you think, 'Good God, these guys do work.' I used to be very cynical and very blase about it. I can only apologize. "
" Accept what you did do, and live with it. "
" I don't pretend to be Joy Division or New Order. What I do is very straight forward: it's an interpretation and a celebration of the music, with different people. Everyone looks at it and knows exactly what I'm doing. "
" Old men are cantankerous: they like to get their own way. "
" When I started DJing years ago, I took great delight in annoying the audience. Playing Johnny Cash in the middle of a banging night. "
" I've watched so-called 'New Order' playing in Auckland, and Tom Chapman is miming along to my bass on tape... He's got his fingers on the low, and you can hear my high bass in the background. So he's miming. "
" People go and hide, but I don't. I'm a fighter. "
" Nobody is the same. If we were all the same it would be bloody boring. "
" It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends. "
" Originally, I didn't play any New Order when I deejayed. I suppose it comes from being a little embarrassed or humble or whatever. But people were coming to see me because of New Order, so in the end, I had to realize that if they were using my name on the poster, then maybe I should play some of the music. "
" There are so many bootlegged Joy Division/Martin Hannett tapes, a lot of really bad bootlegs on the Internet. "
" Most people have just heard Joy Division on record. And Joy Division on record was completely different than it was live. "
" My big frustration in New Order was that they played the same tracks all the time. "
" When you DJ, you're just on your own, which is nice because there's no argument. "
" The break-up of a relationship is always difficult, especially a 30-year one. "
" Music was such an important part of everyone's life in the '60s and '70s, but everywhere you played, the music was dreadful. "
" Yeah, I still feel as if I have things to do really. I'm not ready to stop. "
" I was reading an article about Kings of Leon's bass player, who said that he was directly influenced by Joy Division and by me. I was like, 'Woah!' It surprised me. It's a great compliment. "
" New Order never celebrated anything to do with Joy Division. "
" The rise of the iPod meant that digital music became the norm, It's sad, but you can still find the real stuff out there if you look for it! "
" One of the great things about education is that it should stop you making mistakes - and I have made a lot of mistakes. "
" You can't buy class. "
" When you get the right people together, writing music becomes very effortless. "
" Bands don't play the whole LP. They play a selection of the songs that they like. "
" When you balance it against New Order, New Order don't work or tour relentlessly. We definitely work in our own way and sometimes it's a bit too slow for me, so I like to plan ahead and fill my time up. "