"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."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Gary Numan on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Gary Numan on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Gary Numan on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Gary Numan on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Gary Numan on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."