"I am not a joker. I am a big joker."
Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov
"GERB without populism is like a tribe of cannibals declaring a fast."
Sofia City Councillor Rosen Milanov (BSP)
"While Greece and Turkey developed their tourist markets, Bulgaria has remained stuck in a netherworld of beer, chips and some of the most gruesome souvenir dolls on the planet."
The Independent in London
"Now it's getting cold. Lily, remind me to put on the sweater I promised that little granny who knitted it for me to wear."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to his Urbanisation Minister Lilyana Pavlova