"My dad's side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There's an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It's very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It's very warm, it's very up, it's very down. I would celebrate that."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Nick Clegg on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Nick Clegg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Nick Clegg on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Nick Clegg on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Nick Clegg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The British political system and the whole clapped out Westminster architecture, and the language that we use about politics, it's completely unsustainable. You either decide to be part of that transition to do something different. Or you cling to old certainties."
"Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour, and particularly Old Labour, does."
"I don't want to clip on the armour every morning. I've seen some politicians do this and they get a bit mangled and bitter. I just refuse to do that. I refuse to be angry or bitter or complain, and I remain open. I may sometimes be a bit too open but I'm not going to change that one bit."
"Most of what needs to be changed in the euro zone can be done without treaty changes. The demand for treaty change is as political as it is legal and I don't think it's going to happen soon."
"I am quite strict as a dad but I don't want to be censorious."