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1. "Clearly Hamlet wasn't just a fictional Prince of Denmark but also something of an alpha dodo."
Author: Anonymous
2. "In Denmark lots of people come up to me for autographs."
Author: Caroline Wozniacki
3. "We've been rehearsing a classic from antiquity, Green Eggs and Hamlet, the story of a young prince of Denmark who goes mad, drowns his girlfriend, and in his remorse, forces spoiled breakfast on all whom he meets."
Author: Christopher Moore
4. "Residents of the squatter community of Christiana, Denmark, for example, have a Christmastide ritual where they dress in Santa suits, take toys from department stores and distribute them to children on the street, partly just so everyone can relish the images of the cops beating down Santa and snatching the toys back from crying children."
Author: David Graeber
5. "If you look at casualties, you find countries that had much higher loss rates per capita than the US. Denmark comes to mind, the United Kingdom, they have suffered heavy losses at various points, the Germans as well."
Author: David Petraeus
6. "Alas, poor Yorick!" he said. "She heard mermaids, so it follows that there is something rotten in the state of Denmark. I have caught an everlasting cold, but luckily I am terribly dishonest. I cling to that."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
7. "We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. I remember once when we were playing Dresden in Germany."
Author: Dixie Dean
8. "Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent."
Author: Donella Meadows
9. "That generation of Germans, along with volunteers from Denmark, Holland, even England and the Free India division and so on, we Europeans were alert and awake to the danger of Bolshevism."
Author: Ernst Zundel
10. "You can't just skip the boring parts.""Of course I can skip the boring parts.""How do you know they're boring if you don't read them?""I can tell.""Then you can't say you've read the whole play.""I think I can live a happy life, Meryl Lee, even if I don't read the boring parts of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.""Who knows?" she said. "Maybe you can't."
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
11. "During many a single week, I daresay, more money is spent in New York upon useless and evil things than would suffice to run the kingdom of Denmark for a year."
Author: H.L. Mencken
12. "The distinctive features of the world's civilisations are not simply and solely the giraffe and the city of Rome, as the children may perhaps have been led to imagine on the first evening, but also the elephant and the country of Denmark, beside many other things. Yes, everyday brought its new animal and its new country, its new kings and its new gods, its quota of those tough little figures which seem to have no significance, but are nevertheless endowed with a life and a value of their own, and may be added together or subtracted from one another at will. And finally poetry, which is grater than any country ; poetry with its bright palaces."
Author: Halldór Laxness
13. "Farewell, farewell," said the swallow, with a heavy heart, as he left the warm countries, to fly back into Denmark. There he had a nest over the window of a house in which dwelt the writer of fairy tales. The swallow sang "Tweet, tweet," and from his song came the whole story."
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
14. "Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language."
Author: Helena Christensen
15. "Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
16. "We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule... now we have the opportunity to change Denmark."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
17. "We have the opportunity to change Denmark - that opportunity must be seized."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
18. "We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there's a change of guards in Denmark."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
19. "For young girls, whom I meet a lot when I travel around the country, it will be a big thing. It will really show them that there's no post in Denmark that a girl can't aspire to."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
20. "I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. We can create history tonight. We can bid goodbye to 10 years of (Liberal-Conservative) government which has ground to a halt, and get a new government and a new majority in Denmark."
Author: Helle Thorning Schmidt
21. "I am Emir Dynamite!" he shouted, swaying on top of the tall camelback. "If within two days we don't get any decent food, I'll incite the tribes to revolt! I swear! I will appoint myself the Prophet's representative and declare holy war, jihad. On Denmark, for example. Why did the Danes torment their Prince Hamlet? Considering the current political situation, a casus beli like this would satisfy even the League of Nations. No, seriously, I'll buy a million worth of rifles from the British--they love to sell firearms to the tribes--and onward to Denmark. Germany will let us through--in lieu of war reparations. Imagine the tribes invading Copenhagen! I'll lead the charge on a white camel."
Author: Ilya Ilf
22. "There are those two German brothers offering to pay gold for stories," the golden imp said. "And there's a human in France who is looking for the same thing. And one in Denmark."
Author: James Riley
23. "Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect."
Author: James Broughton
24. "On those nights, the words were for me alone. They came up unbidden from my heart. They spilled over my tongue and spilled out my mouth. And because of them, I, who was nothing and nobody, was a prince of Denmark, a maid of Verona, a queen of Egypt. I was a sour misanthrope, a beetling hypocrite, a conjurer's daughter, a mad and murderous king."
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
25. "I wore an eye patch when I was a kid, you said. Maybe we met out here and fell in love over bad barbecue. I doubt it, I said. I'm just saying, Yunior. Maybe five thousand years ago we were together.Five thousand years ago I was in Denmark. That's true. And half of me was in Africa. Doing what?Farming, I guess. That's what everybody does everywhere.Maybe we were together some other time. I can't think when, I said.You tried not to look at me. Maybe five million years ago.People weren't even people back then."
Author: Junot Díaz
26. "What the Danes left in Ireland were hens and weasels. And when the cock crows in the morning, the country people will always say 'It is for Denmark they are crowing. Crowing they are to be back in Denmark.'"
Author: Lady Gregory
27. "With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight."
Author: Larry Holmes
28. "Business cards, of course, are not proof of anything. Anyone can go to a print shop and have cards made that say anything they like. The king of Denmark can order business cards that say he sells golf balls. Your dentist can order business cards that say she is your grandmother. In order to escape from the castle of an enemy of mine, I once had cards printed that said I was an admiral in the French navy. Just because something is typed - whether it is typed on a business card or typed in a newspaper or book - this does not mean it is true."
Author: Lemony Snicket
29. "Alone in my chamber, I fairly trembled with excitement. How could it be that I, who had never been kissed before, had kissed the Prince of Denmark himself, not once but many times? Did he really speak to me of love? It was beyond belief that I, humble Ophelia, should be wooed by Prince Hamlet. Surely I had imagined it."
Author: Lisa M. Klein
30. "At Euro '92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners, Denmark, in our final group match."
Author: Michel Patini
31. "Germany is not like Ireland or Denmark. It is a country where the domestic market counts much more than the external market."
Author: Peter Bofinger
32. "There was a Princess Somebody of Denmark sitting at a table with a number of people around her, and I saw an empty chair at their table and sat down.She turned to me and said, "Oh! You're one of the Nobel-Prize-winners. In what field did you do your work?""In physics," I said."Oh. Well, nobody knows anything about that, so I guess we can't talk about it.""On the contrary," I answered. "It's because somebody knows something about it that we can't talk about physics. It's the things that nobody knows anything about that we can discuss. We can talk about the weather; we can talk about social problems; we can talk about psychology; we can talk about international finance--gold transfers we can't talk about, because those are understood--so it's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!"I don't know how they do it. There's a way of forming ice on the surface of the face, and she did it!"
Author: Richard P. Feynman
33. "There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark - ask any player about when they've had a bad game, it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind."
Author: Rio Ferdinand
34. "In the State of Denmark there was the odor of decay..."
Author: Roger Zelazny
35. "...together we shall see what is in this great kingdom of Denmark, and on this journey you will put from you all the sufferings of recent years and regain your joy in the world."
Author: Rose Tremain
36. "She considered what had made Denmark home to her anyway. Was it the sense of familiarity? That wherever she went there were echoes of a hundred memories she could pluck from her thoughts?"
Author: Sage Steadman
37. "My wife is Danish and we go to Denmark a couple of times a year."
Author: Ted Shackelford
38. "Olafur Eliasson is also one of the most visionary artists I've ever met. He is from Denmark and Iceland, and his focus is nothing less than the entire universe."
Author: Victor Pinchuk
39. "You know, 'Viggo' is a pretty dorky name in Denmark. It's like 'Oswald' or something. It's a very old Scandinavian name, at least 1,000 years old."
Author: Viggo Mortensen
40. "Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of DenmarkIs by a forged process of my deathRankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,The serpent that did sting thy father's lifeNow wears his crown."
Author: William Shakespeare
41. "One may smile, and smile, and be a villain; at least I'm sure it may be so in Denmark."
Author: William Shakespeare
42. "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
Author: William Shakespeare
43. "Denmark's a prison."
Author: William Shakespeare

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