Berlusconi's Quotes

Nothing can better describe Silvio Berlusconi's persona as his own words. On this web page we have collected a list of snapshots of Italy's most famous man "personal statements" and comments on women, adversaries and everything. Some of them could make your hair curl.

Addressing German MEP Martin Schulz (who dared to criticise him), on Wednesday, 2 July, 2003 Mr Berlusconi said “I know a man who produces films on Nazi concentration camps, I'll put you forward for the role of  Kapo [guard picked from among the prisoners], you would be just perfect”. At that time the Italian prime minister chaired the European Council.

“Here I am depending on a mafia of judges” said Berlusconi on 7 March 2014, while awaiting the decision of Milan's Surveillance court, regarding his sentence for tax fraud (the judges and law professors had to decide between house arrest and public services).

“I am considered the best Italian entrepreneur since World War II,” Berlusconi declared in interview to Italian state television RAI, on Tuesday, 5 February 2013. “By everyone, by all the public rankings. Can you name another?”

I gave you your woman.

Tuesday, 26 February 2009. Apparently, this is what Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi whispered into French President Nicolas Sarkozy's ear, during a meeting. Mr Berlusconi denied it, French press quoted his (alleged) very words, in Italo-French: «Moi je t'ai donné la tua donna».

“I am bringing greetings from the United States, from... what's his name? Wait... some tanned guy. Ah... Barack Obama!

Sunday, 27 September 2009. During a public speech at the “1st National Day of Freedom”.

Then, reckoning it wasn't enough to make a wisecrack of the USA President's skin, he added a comment dedicate alsoto the First Lady Michelle Obama: “You won't believe it, but two of them went to the beach because the wife is tanned too”. Here's the video with Silvio's quip. On our YouTube channel we also have a video about the first time they met. That's also pretty odd.

“In a few months I'll be gone... I'll leave this shitty country that has sickened me... plain and simple.”

Wednesday, 13 July 2011, in a telephone conversation recorded by Italian police. Actually he didn't do it, as you might have realised.

Arrogante Berlusconi con bretelle in foto
Snooty Berlusconi

“[Angela Merkel] is a unf****** lardass
Saturday, 10 September 2011. Overheard by wiretapping this is how (allegedly) Silvio Berlusconi labelled the German chancellor.

About Margaret Thatcher on Friday, 6 July 2007 “she wasn't a great piece of pussy, otherwise I'd remember her

On 18 February 2009 (Thursday) he joked - quite inappropriately - on Argentina's “death flights” by telling how they were carried out:
There is a nice day out, go out a bit to play. That makes you laugh, but it's dramatic.”
What all this had to do with a local Sardinia's election remains a mystery (here's the video).

“[In other countries] judiciary is a serious matter whereas here in Italy it's a Mafia, more dangerous than the Sicilian Mafia.
Saturday, 23 February 2013. Giving an interview to a foreign journalist at AC Milan's training camp in Milanello (see video on our YouTube channel).

“It's better to be passionate about beautiful girls than to be gay.”
Tuesday, 2 November 2010. International Fair of Milan. Here's the video. It is one of the most quoted phrases of the Italian billionaire turned into politician.

“I was convincing, I have never failed to make the grade
Sunday, 23 October 2011, after meeting up with Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel to have a chat about Italy's fiscal commitments. How convincing he was is proved by the photo below.

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy showing how convinced they are about Italy's seriousness

“They have medicines. They have hot food. They have shelter for the night. [...] They should see it like a weekend of camping.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009. L'Aquila, talking about people became homeless due to an earthquake. Not everybody found this quote as funny as the then-prime minister reckoned.

I realised what is the women's G-spot... the last letter of the word “shopping.”.”
Saturday, 3 November 2007. Antiques Fair in Verona (Italy).

“Life in Italy is the life of a wealthy country: consumptions haven't diminished, it's hard to find a seat on planes, our restaurants are full of customers.
Friday, 4 November 2011. Silvio Berlusconi speaks at a news conference at the end of a G20 summit, in Cannes (France). He will resign later in the same month, giving way to Mario Monti's technocratic government.

“Our hearts are bleeding. This government had promised that it never put its hands in the pockets of Italians but the world situation changed. We are facing the biggest global challenge.”
Saturday, 13 August 2011. The Italian prime minister announces new austerity measures. 

“When a pollster asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30 per cent of Italian women said, 'I'd like to!', while the other 70 per cent answered, 'What, again?'”
Wednesday, 30 March 2011, visiting Lampedusa island to survey the situation of the migrants that had landed there.

“The women of the Right are certainly the more beautiful ... the Left has no taste, not even when it comes to women”. “People will vote for [Daniela] Santanchè because she's a nice piece of ass.” added Silvio, as a glaringly obvious example.
Monday, 7 April 2008. On the radio, Silvio is a guest of Italian public broadcaster Rai's “Radio Anch'io” (“Radio Me Too”) programme.

I am the Jesus Christ of politics. I sacrifice myself for everyone.” stated Silvio, on Sunday, 12 February 2006, during an electoral campaign.

“Churchill set us free from the Nazis, Berlusconi sets us free from the communists.” said Silvio, talking about himself.
Saturday, 11 February 2006. In Rome, giving an interview on a local radio broadcaster.

Invest in Italy because they of its “beautiful secretaries… superb girls.”, advises Silvio to US businessmen, while visiting the New York Stock Exchange, on Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 

I am absolutely certain to be the most democratic man ever to come to be the prime minister of Italy”, Friday, 25 January 2002.