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1. "We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement."
Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
2. "It was at a conference in Cyprus in 1976, where the theme was the rights of small nations, that I first met Edward Said. It was impossible not to be captivated by him: of his many immediately seductive qualities I will start by mentioning a very important one. When he laughed, it was as if he was surrendering unconditionally to some guilty pleasure. At first the very picture of professorial rectitude, with faultless tweeds, cravats, and other accoutrements (the pipe also being to the fore), he would react to a risqué remark, or a disclosure of something vaguely scandalous, as if a whole Trojan horse of mirth had been smuggled into his interior and suddenly disgorged its contents. The build-up, in other words, was worth one's effort."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
3. "I have often noticed that nationalism is at its strongest at the periphery. Hitler was Austrian, Bonaparte Corsican. In postwar Greece and Turkey the two most prominent ultra-right nationalists had both been born in Cyprus. The most extreme Irish Republicans are in Belfast and Derry (and Boston and New York). Sun Yat Sen, father of Chinese nationalism, was from Hong Kong. The Serbian extremists Miloševic and Karadžic were from Montenegro and their most incendiary Croat counterparts in the Ustashe tended to hail from the frontier lands of Western Herzegovina."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
4. "Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so."
Author: Hans Blix
5. "Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse. It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start."
Author: Nicos Anastasiades
6. "It's a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief."
Author: Nicos Anastasiades
7. "The people of Cyprus have sent a strong message... of stability, credibility and change."
Author: Nicos Anastasiades
8. "If Aphrodite chills at home in Cyprus for most of the year, then Fez must be the goddess's playground."
Author: Raquel Cepeda
9. "The landscape artist had captured a distant prospect of an ancient hillside, surmounted by cyprus and a few tumbled columns; the mood was one of desolation and peace, a glorious past recalled, and now thankfully put to rest."
Author: Stephanie Barron
10. "I grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, these fantastic places I remember fondly."
Author: Tea Obreht
11. "LODOVICO You must forsake this room, and go with us: Your power and your command is taken off, And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave,— If there be any cunning cruelty That can torment him much and"
Author: William Shakespeare
12. "Proof At Rhodes, at Cyprus, and on other grounds, Christian and heathen,—must be belee'd"
Author: William Shakespeare

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Author: Benjamin Franklin

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