Quotes and Comments by Silvio Berlusconi
It's a matter of sympathos. That's a Greek word
from pathosto understand and feel together.
I was the most popular man in Italy because
I made commercial television out of nothing,
and I was an important businessman because I
was a sportsman with many victories. I had five
teams - and not just in soccer, but in hockey,
volleyball, rugby - and they were victorious
in all the Italian and world championships.
I have done the same thing with the US. We are
alive today because of the US, and it was the
US who liberated us from Nazism and communism
and supported our economic growth. We have lived
for 50 years under their protective umbrella
because they spent four per cent of their GDP
on protecting us against the Soviet Union, and
we spent only 1.5 per cent of our GDP. So we
have a sense of gratitude that is absolute,
have in mind the idea of making a movie.
replied with a joke. I wanted to be humorous.
The whole of my parliament laughed. My reply
was taken and exploited against me.
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