"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
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