Quotes by Franco
A dictionary of Spanish history and culture
- Todo quede atado y bien atado (everything is well and truly tied up)
Franco was referring to his belief that his succession and that of the regime was guaranteed. He made the statement in 1969 on Spanish National Radio RNE. The full quote in all its pomposity is:
Cuando por ley natural mi capitanía llegue a faltaros, como inexorablemente tiene que llegar algún día, es aconsejable la decisión y unidad de nuestras fuerzas que contribuirá en gran manera a que todo quede atado y bien atado
“When, owing to natural law, you are deprived of my captaincy, as inexorably must happen one day, decision and unity are recommended as this will contribute largely to ensuring that everything is well and truly tied up”
- A mí la Prensa siempre me ha tratado bien. (The Press has always treated me well)
Published in El Ciervo, 1968, for which the magazine was then fined.
- No me temblará la mano a la hora (…)” My hand shall not not waver when…
Ill with Parkinson’s disease he was referring to his intended response to the wave of terrorist attacks across the country committed by groups of anarchists (MIL), communists (FRAP) and separatists (ETA, etc).
It is used now in political language, for example in 2007, by vicepresident premier of the goverment, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, stating that the Executive “no le temblará la mano a la hora de aplicar la ley en el marco del Estado de Derecho”, against the party ANV accused of having links with ETA. (El Pais)
- I am responsible only to God and history.
- Communists should be crushed like worms.
- Contra Franco vivíamos mejor (We lived better against Franco)
- Una, Grande y Libre – Francoist slogan
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