If making jaw-dropping comments was an art, Hugo Chavez would've been something of a Pablo Picasso.
Since rising to power in 1999, Venezuela's stridently outspoken president made a series of remarks that will undoubtedly go down in history. Some, including his 2011 comments about U.S. involvement in growing cancer rates in Latin America, have been deemed nonsensical. While others, such as those he made against aid groups in Haiti, were seen as highly shocking and offensive.
And then there were those comments that never ceased to amuse. How capitalism may have ended life in Mars, for example.
Check out some of Chavez's most iconic quotes in the slideshow below