Hugo Chávez Quotes

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell.

Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.

Cuba doesn’t have a dictatorship – it’s a revolutionary democracy.

Don’t be shameless, Mr Blair. Don’t be immoral, Mr Blair. You are one of those who have no morals. You are not one who has the right to criticise anyone about the rules of the international community. You are an imperialist pawn who attempts to curry favour with Danger Bush-Hitler, the number one mass murderer and assassin there is on the planet. Go straight to hell, Mr Blair.

Everyday I become more convinced, there is no doubt in my mind, as many intellectuals have said, that it is necessary to transcend capitalism. But capitalism can not be transcended through capitalism itself; it must be done through socialism, true socialism, with equality and justice. I’m also convinced that it is possible to do it under democracy, but not in the type of democracy being imposed by Washington.

Fascists are not human. A snake is more human.

Go to hell, gringos! Go home!

I am a President held prisoner, that I haven’t resigned and I will not resign.

I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.

I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet.

I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell.

I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.

I nationalize strategic companies and get criticized, but when Bush does it, it’s OK. … Bush is turning socialist. How are you, comrade Bush?

I think that Barack Obama – aside from ‘the president’ – is a good guy.

If the United States was mad enough to attack Iran or aggress Venezuela again the price of a barrel of oil could reach $150 or even $200.

It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America. Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?

Let the dogs of the empire bark, that’s their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people.

Let’s save the human race, let’s finish off the U.S. empire.

Long live the Unity of Latin America.

Mr. Obama … You are a clown, a clown. Leave us in peace … Go after your votes by fulfilling that which you promised your people,

No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.

Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health can’t be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can’t be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.

Remember, little girl, I’m like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. I waft my scent to passers-by and prick he who shakes me. Don’t mess with me, Condoleezza. Don’t mess with me, girl.

Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘You’ve got to find Chavez to kill him’.

That hill will open up and a big atomic bomb will come out. The imperialist spokesmen say Ahmadinejad and I are going into the basement now to set our sights on Washington and launch cannons and missiles… It’s laughable.

The devil came here yesterday, and it smells of sulfur still today.

The grand destroyer of the world, and the greatest threat… is represented by U.S. imperialism.

The hill will open up and a big atomic bomb will come out.

The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush.

The left is back, and it’s the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.

There is no turning back.

They do not walk in… the path of Christ.

This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people.

Venezuela has changed forever.

We have to re-invent socialism. It can’t be the kind of socialism that we saw in the Soviet Union, but it will emerge as we develop new systems that are built on cooperation, not competition.

We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world.

We’re not perfect, but we do have democracy.

What they have implanted here, which is really a ‘gringo’ custom, is terrorism. They disguise children as witches and wizards, that is contrary to our culture.

When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force. The attacks on Venezuela are a sign of weakness, ideological weakness. Nowadays almost nobody defends neoliberalism. Up until three years ago, just Fidel and I raised those criticisms at Presidential meetings. We felt lonely, as if we infiltrated those meetings.

Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?

You are ignoramus, you are a burro, Mr Danger… or to say it to you in my bad English: You are a donkey, Mr Danger. You are a donkey, Mr George W Bush. You are a coward, a killer, a genocide, an alcoholic, a drunk, a liar, an immoral person, Mr Danger. You are the worst, Mr Danger. The worst of this planet… A psychologically sick man, I know it.