"He is a coward."
Ivan Kostov, leader of DSB, on Tsvetanov's refusal to stay in the parliament to hear the opposition's criticism about recent cases of police brutality
"When the chancellor speaks, I listen. Then in Bulgaria we implement the right decisions."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
"You need to be very creative to bring any sense to the presidential institution. Judging from Rosen Plevneliev's speech, I didn't get the impression that he will be more creative than his predecessor, Georgi Parvanov."
Georgi Stoev, Industry Watch managing partner
"We do not need a Boyko-meter, we need a Boyko-cleaner, to fling him far, far away from here."
A 2010 Tweet by Yuliana Plevnelieva, wife of GERB-supported President Rosen Plevneliev
"Italian, Swede and Two Niggers."
Leading headline on the 7 Dni Sport daily describing personnel changes in the TsSKA football team
"I do not know Borisov personally and fi nd it unethical to comment the man behind the mask... as he might be cultured, educated and delicate. However, he manages to keep all this a secret, maintaining a caricature, distorted and rough public image simply to get the support of the Lumpenproletariat."
Social anthropologist Haralan Aleksandrov
"Take my advice, go back to Bulgaria!"
Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, in Casablanca, 1942