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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Best quotes: The wit and wisdom of Silvio Berlusconi

Credit: Wikipedia
Silvio Berlusconi is gone (for the moment at least) after cavorting in Italian politics for 17 years. Like most politicians, Berlusconi loved to talk, perhaps without the filter that most others employ. Here's a few of his more memorable quotes:

“As always, I work without interruption and if occasionally I happen to look a beautiful girl in the face, it’s better to like beautiful girls than to be gay.”

While visiting survivors of the earthquake in Abruzzo, who were living in emergency tents: “They should look at it as a weekend of camping.”

On American president Obama: “Handsome, young and also suntanned.”

“I am the Jesus Christ of politics. I am a patient victim, I put up with everyone, I sacrifice myself for everyone.”

“Only Napoleon did more than I have done, but I am definitely taller.”

“Mussolini never killed anyone. Mussolini sent people on holiday in exile.”

To socialist German lawmaker Martin Schulz: “Mr. Schulz, I know there is in Italy a man producing a film on the Nazi concentration camps. I would like to suggest you for the role of Kapo. You’d be perfect.”

From a wiretapped conversation referring to a line of young women outside his door he reports: “... doing only eight girls, because I couldn’t do more.”

Adios Silvio!