quote by Jacques Chirac

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.

— Jacques Chirac

Colossal Romania quotations

My father's father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania.

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, a medley of extemporanea, And love is a thing that can never go wrong, and I am Marie of Romania.

One of the most difficult times in my life was when I escaped from Romania in November of 1989.

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.

When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.

I am very familiar with Hungary, because I grew up in Romania, which borders it.

The United States is the only country left now, bar Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, that has this all-government system.

Iran also has an extensive missile development programme.

Iranian officials declare that the range of their modified Shahab-3 missiles is 2,000km, putting allied countries such as Turkey, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria within reach.

In Romania, I train on a bar that is bent.

My gym has bad lighting and very little heat in the winters. Here in America, you have everything you need to train. It's not in the bar or the gym or the platform it's in you.

There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout.

Back in Romania, always I was struggling to compete with Vladislav Rastorotsky, the great Russian coach of Lyudmila Turishcheva. He was a powerful coach, internationally. I took him like the major challenge of my life, and pretty soon I'm beating him and we are pushing each other so hard, so fierce. But out of the arena, we are friends.

Theres a burgeoning film scene in Romania.

Romania is an interesting place because I think it has been abused, on so many different levels.

in much knowledge there is also much grief.

Prostitution, black marketeering, and informing on ones neighbors and friends all had such a deep-rooted tradition in Romania that there was a charming naturalness and innocence about it.

Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In my little town, Sighet, which is in Romania, Hungary-Romania, but a real shtetl, a little [Jewish] village - and we began with the Chumash [Pentateuch], probably at age four.

One of the great things about the Internet is that people are excited about music and wanna hear a random album from a band somewhere in Romania or something, and to listen to all sorts of stuff from around the world.

It's true that in Romanian I feel more relaxed, as if I'm wearing slippers.

..but I came to this decision primarily for other reasons: I had only published three collections of texts in Romania. Even before my exile I was prohibited from publishing, I was ignored and forgotten. In going back to Romanian I had the opportunity to take my revenge.

We live in a world where in the movie you can disembowel someone in a youth hostel in Romania, but you can't show people having sex. I think it's weird.

I assure Romanians that once I return.

.. I will try and generate a sentiment of reconciliation in society. Divisions in society must be stopped, they must be annihilated, because Romania needs all its energy to... integrate into the civilized world.

Romania strongly supports Turkey's E.U. accession.

I am a committed European; a united Europe is Romania's future.

I ask you to stand by my side in the next five years.

We shall live a good life in a Romania of all Romanians.

The saddest country I went to was Romania, years ago, during Ceausescu's rule.

Probably Romania and China and Russia. I think they're all working really hard to beat us right now.

The increase in salaries at private companies has exploded, and Romania also faces a labor shortage, especially in construction. We believe that the Romanian market will remain an incentive, so that migration will not be an issue.

Even the National Bank of Romania doesn't have the huge resources needed to intervene in the market and keep the leu at an acceptable level, because they're drawing close to a floor below which the bank's reserves can't drop. The central bank has to wait for a moment of calm to efficiently conduct its interventions.

We are the country that has attracted the biggest volume of foreign investment in southeastern Europe in the past few years. Romania doesn't need to beat itself, believing that it is a second-class citizen.

More than ever, Romania now needs to see that a force exists that puts an end to Ponta and Antonescu's abuses and coup d'etat. This force is none other than the Romanian people.

When I was the captain of a ship I never failed to bring my ship to port and I won't fail to bring Romania to safe harbor. The belief that the president no longer represents the people is false.

Romania will always defend the Roma's right to move freely in Europe.

They are European citizens and as long as there is no evidence they broke the law they should enjoy the same rights of any European citizen.

Many Europeans are confused by the terms Roma and Romania.

They wonder if it is an ethnicity or a nation of 22 million citizens.

We only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

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