"We should take the example of the Turkish soaps and see what the relationships in their families are like."
Albena Yordanova, chairperson of Sofia women's organisation of GERB, or Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
"They are not hostile towards us; rather, they want to help us but we have not grown enough to establish direct contact with them. They are ready to help us but we don't know what to ask from them in such an encounter."
Lachezar Filipov, deputy director of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, revealing that Bulgarian scientists communicate with extraterrestrials
"I ban fighting. Whoever wants to fight must come to me in the Council of Ministers."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov commenting on an alleged fight between members of DANS, or the State Agency for National Security
"Parvanov is the embodiment of Oriental backwardness, lack of interest, Bolshevik scheming and the Byzantine model of political graft that is pulling Bulgaria to the bottom."
Ognyan Minchev, political scientist
"Women have their own specific needs; there are things they must get every day. We can't put them in a tank for two weeks. But men can spend this period without soap."
Lt Gen Ivan Dobrev, on women in the Bulgarian army