"I propose that you put up banners at your companies, saying: 'Do Not Steal! The BSP and Stanishev Hate Competition.'"
Boyko Borisov, Mayor of Sofia
"Hello, you clowns. Haya doin'?"
Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, addressing a delegation of the three-party opposition who handed him a "pink slip" petition
"Concerning the failure to adhere to the current smoking ban, I can only say that compliance with the law has never been our forte. It's not that our laws are imperfect, it's just that obeying them has always fallen short."
Ognyan Gerdzhikov, MP
"I'm not going to meet Berbatov. If it were Angelina Jolie, I'd meet her."
Yordan Lechkov, vice president of the Bulgarian Football Union
"This is what political sapience is about: To maintain excellent relations with our NATO partners and at the same time establish an atmosphere in our relations with Russia that will make it possible for huge energy projects to pass through Bulgaria. And it is the next two or three generations that will benefit from these projects, not the present-day politicians."
President Georgi Parvanov