Compiled by Anita Lišková
"I think this was the right choice,
because the other candidates were really poor and completely incompetent
to be president."
- former ice-hockey player Pavel Richter, answering the question
if he is satisfied with the selection of Václav Klaus as president.
"Miloš Zeman repeated several
times in the past that he would return only in the event of a crisis.
And because he needed this crisis, the crisis was created."
- Minister of Interior Stanislav Gross regarding former ČSSD leader
Miloš Zeman, who left politics to relax at Vysočina, but who still
tries to control political events.
"Czech society took delight
in having the most stupid and cowardly communist regime here, except
for maybe the one in the Soviet Union. Compared to our communists,
the Polish ones, for example, were wise philosophers. And still
there are so many people who vote for this party which cannot be
- writer Pavel Tigrid lamenting the past and present of communism.
"Private owners were looking
for private investors, and since the beginning they asked for state
assistance. This was based on the presumption that market economy
functions like this: if I have profits, I am going to divide them
in private. The losses I will share in solidarity with the whole
-ČSSD MP Jan Mládek in Parliament discussing central bank and the
banking sector in the Czech Republic in the early 1990s.