- "Get lost then you bloody idiot, just get lost!"
- Simple: Go away, you idiot!
- About the quote: Quoted while Sarkozy visiting the Salon de l'Agriculture on January 24, 2008. Sarkozy was reported to have said that to someone in the public who didn't want to shake Sarkozy's hand, saying "he did not want to be dirtied".
- "Sarkozy outburst at farming fair". BBC News (February 24, 2008). Retrieved on September 5, 2009