10 Outrageous Quotes by Hugo Chavez

PHOTO: The notable, quotable Hugo Chavez.
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Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died of cancer this week, has left a much-debated and highly unusual legacy. For one, Chávez had quite a way with words. Here, then, are some of his most outrageous -- and very memorable -- statements.

PHOTO: Is there (socialist) life on Mars?
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Mars

"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."

PHOTO: Anti-US protesters show a rather unflattering depiction of former Pres. Bush
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President George W. Bush

"The Devil is right at home. The Devil, the Devil himself, is right in the house. And the Devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. And it smells of sulphur still today."

PHOTO: George W. Bush dons a banana.
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President George W. Bush, again

"You are a donkey, Mr. Bush. You're an alcoholic, Mr. Danger, or rather, you're a drunkard."

PHOTO: Hugo Chavez had a few theories to share.
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Video Games (Specifically, "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames")

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

PHOTO: A dog dresses as a lobster for Halloween.
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Halloween

"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."

PHOTO: Chavez was not a fan of Condoleezza Rice.
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Condoleezza Rice

"Remember, little girl, I'm like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. Don't mess with me, Condoleezza. Don't mess with me, girl."

PHOTO: Hugo Chavez and his wife, Marisabel.
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Romantic Gestures

To his second wife, on Valentine's Day: "Marisabel, I'm giving you one tonight, get ready!"

PHOTO: Chavez had a few opinions about Tony Blair.
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Tony Blair

"You are an imperialist pawn who attempts to curry favor with Danger Bush-Hitler, the No. 1 mass murderer... there is on the planet. Go straight to hell, Mr. Blair."

PHOTO: Chavez and Courtney Love.
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Cancer

"Would it be so strange that [the U.S. has] invented technology to spread cancer and we won't know about it for 50 years?"

PHOTO: Hugo Chavez
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Life

"If God gives me life and health, I'll be with you until 2021! Hey ho, Chavez will not go!"

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