"The Marshall Plan was after destruction, and the U.S. came to our help and obviously this was very, very important for the future of Europe. I think now we have all the capabilities of doing it on our own and, in a sense, we have to."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."George Papandreou on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."George Papandreou on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."George Papandreou on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."George Papandreou on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."George Papandreou on William Shakespeare
"At times of distress, we all like to recall the advice of fathers and mothers. The best advice my father gave me was to keep faith and deep confidence in the potential of the Greek people nurture the belief that they can do things."
"I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice."
"My hope is that we will turn Greece into maybe the most transparent country in the world with everything on the web."
"In ancient Greece, politics and the market were not decoupled."
"I have always said I will be in politics to serve as best as I can and it will take me wherever it will take me."