"In the autumn the protest of the intelligent and the beautiful will morph into a march of the hungry and the ugly."
Trade union leader Konstantin Trenchev
"On a quiet day you feel as if you are on holiday."
Mihail Mikov, speaker of parliament
"The government is like a Scheherazade who is telling fairy tales for 1,001 nights to avoid death."
Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev
"Chalga can be described as musical porn."
Opera diva Rayna Kabaivanska of Milan's La Scala and New York's Metropolitan Opera fame
"I am sorry I lived long enough to see freedom and did not die just with the idea for it."
Writer Stefan Tsanev