Gary Barlow Quotes

Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is frontman and lead vocalist of British pop-group Take That. Barlow also served as head judge of The X Factor UK from 2011 to 2013 and Let It Shine in 2017. Barlow is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written fourteen number one singles and twenty-four top 10 hits. He has had three number one singles, six top 10 singles and two number one albums as a solo artist, and has had seventeen top 5 hits, twelve number one singles and seven number one albums with Take That. He is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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Gary Barlow


We are constantly reminding them that they are in a competition. I had a word with all my contestants and I know Kelly Rowland had a word with hers. It's reality check time.

Gary Barlow


It wasn't not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I'm still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I've got more to give than I ever have.

Gary Barlow


Are you tired? You should be! You've been running through my mind all day.

Gary Barlow


I'm not a good time-off person. I'm awful on holiday. It comes from having that period when I didn't work. That really was the worst bit.

Gary Barlow


Did he annoy me? Yes, he was like a wasp at a picnic.

Gary Barlow


The trouble with the artists this year is they are all obsessed with Twitter and headlines. It feels like they are all getting a bit above themselves.

Gary Barlow


I might do 'X Factor' next year. It's looking good that I won't get the sack at Christmas.

Gary Barlow


“Lionel has learned to deal with adversity. He's a fine player and person.”

Gary Barlow


“After a gig I get to the hotel all psyched-up from being on stage and get stuck into 'Homes and Interiors' magazine.”

Gary Barlow


“We're going to run what we run. We're not going to install a lot of new stuff, but the receivers have been running this stuff all summer. I have high expectations for them.”

Gary Barlow


“Each year is unique, but last year we felt we didn't get off to a very good start. We're in a similar position this year.”

Gary Barlow


“But that's not going to happen.”

Gary Barlow


I don't know why people enjoy what I do. I play piano and sing a few songs - and that's about as exciting as I want it to get. The people who come to my shows will have to bring a good book!

Gary Barlow


I don't think you'll ever be happy about anything unless you've done it.

Gary Barlow


I quite like being who I am.

Gary Barlow