Compiled by Anita Lišková
"I didn't try to insult him. I only tried to remind
him that my opinion was different."
- stated former boxer and head of regional ÈSSD party Jaroslav
Foldyna, who lost his temper during the ÈSSD conference and nearly
fought with the deputy from Chomutov, Roman Houska.
"It's no problem to be in Prague in two hours, and
it would look nice on TV, but later I'm sure that I would have
to face accusations
that I'm profiting from the disaster to gain political capital."
- Prime minister Stanislav Gross, after the tsunami disaster, explaining
why he did not interrupt his holiday in Špindlerùv Mlýn.
"Using a disguise, I expected that they would charge
me a higher price - but not so horribly higher."
- surprised Prague mayor Pavel Bém, who used a Prague taxi masked
as an Italian tourist. Instead of the correct fare of CZK 130,
the taxi driver charged him CZK 785.
"I prefer silence."
- answered former president Václav Havel when asked for his opinion
on George Bush.
"I went through a period of depression, but during
the Christmas season I revaluated many things. Now I am full
of optimism again
and you're not going to see me cry."
- answered vice-premier Martin Jahn when asked about the life of
a liberal in the current Czech government.