1 of 20 The late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Reuters The late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Reuters Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing increasing pressure to step down amid a full-scale economic crisis. Reuters Volunteer fighter listens to an instructor in Benghazi April 13 Reuters Nichi Vendola, leader of SEL (Left Ecology Freedom) party and governor of the southern Italian region of Puglia, gestures during a political meeting in downtown Milan November 6, 2010 Reuters A Libyan fighter shouts while his comjrade loads a mortar at Misrata's western front line Reuters Italian Justice Minister Angelino Alfano speaks during the inauguration of the judiciary year in Rome January 29, 2010. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attended the inauguration amid discontent among some magistrates about his government's planned reforms of the country's legal system. Reuters Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi adjusts his glasses Reuters Supporters and members of Bulgaria's Roma community are seen through a European Union flag during a protest in front of the French embassy in Sofia September 18, 2010. Reuters Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi gestures at the end of a speech as an aide gathers his notes Reuters Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a party meeting to support Naple's mayoral candidate, Gianni Lettieri, in Naples May 13, 2011 Reuters Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi holds a map showing Israel during a news conference Reuters talian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gives thumbs-up at the Senate in Rome, December 13, 2010. Berlusconi warned members of parliament they risked plunging Italy into the middle of the euro zone's debt crisis if they vote against him in a no-confidence vote Reuters a women chant a slogan during a small demonstration against Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi Reuters A woman looks at political banners supporting Milan's mayor Letizia Moratti in downtown Milan May 26, 2011. Italians vote in run-offs for local elections on Sunday and Monday, with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his centre-right coalition scrambling to avoid defeat in the key battlegrounds of Milan and Naples Reuters A mural of rebel hero Ernesto Che Guevara Reuters A man paints an image of Jesus Christ on a sidewalk in Leon, 90 kms west of Managua, April 21. Hundreds of Catholics are celebrating Holy Week Reuters Scientists are using the U.S. and Australian navies to fight off threats from Somali pirates. Reuters Late Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen on a 100 yuan (15 USD) banknote in this photo illustration taken in Beijing December 9, 2010. Reuters Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi waves to a crowd. Reuters Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy walk together after a family photo in Heiligendamm June 7, 2007. Reuters
Colonel Gaddafi has, since he took over power in Libya more than 40 years ago, been known for being a bit of an eccentric character. Between insisting on having female bodyguards, to trying to set up his tent in Central Park while he visited the United Nations headquarters, he has throughout the years never ceased to amaze us.
However is former friend, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi is as outrageous as ever and sometines even outshines the Libyan leader as he is a reknowned eccentric, often making the headlines for sex scandals and gaffes.
Here are some of most renknowned statements from Gaddafi and Berlusconi, issues ranging from Libya to women's right and communism.