"Throughout my whole career, I have always prepared for war in order to live in peace."
Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister
"One day, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms will govern Bulgaria on its own."
Kasim Dal, deputy leader of the Turkish-dominated DPS
"I am certain that the best thing for a man is to be loved and I am doing all I can to be loved, not only by the media but by everybody."
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Bulgaria
"My personal aim is that Bulgarians live longer."
Simeon Djankov, minister of finance, on his plan to increase excise duty on tobacco.
"We shall stop welfare payments to people who queue at the benefit offices wearing gold chains or go there in Mercedes cars."
Social Minister Totyu Mladenov
"The fact that you get out of bed does not mean you have woken up."
From the new Bulgarian film Eastern Plays