Cyprus Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Cyprus Quotes from Theo Paphitis, Ali Babacan, Mike Quigley, Athanasios Orphanides, Zac Goldsmith. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

In the 1960s, my first-generation immigrant parents wer

In the 1960s, my first-generation immigrant parents were gifted the olive branch of a blue British passport when working for the British Army in Cyprus. It completely transformed the Paphitis story.
Theo Paphitis
It is unfair to ask Turkey to make a unilateral concession to take goods from Cyprus within the customs union when the E.U. is not open to northern Cyprus.
Ali Babacan
My family come from Cyprus. Both my father and my grandfather worked on the British bases there, and as the British government granted independence to Cyprus, they granted British passports to those who worked with them.
Theo Paphitis
Cyprus has a reputation as a laundromat for the Russians who are trying to avoid sanctions.
Mike Quigley
Cyprus had developed its financial center over three decades ago by having double taxation treaties with a number of countries: the Soviet Union, for example. That means if profits are booked and earned and taxed in Cyprus, they are not taxed again in the other country.
Athanasios Orphanides
If we want to preserve Heathrow’s hub status, we need to stop clogging it up with point-to-point flights to places such as Cyprus and Greece, which between them account for 87 weekly flights, and contribute nothing to overall connectivity.
Zac Goldsmith
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and India and Cyprus, and I lived in a war-zone myself, and, I mean, I had a pretty bizarre, I guess, nomadic childhood, and so I was really drawn to international relations and political science.
Hannah Simone
I’ve lived in Liverpool, London, Belfast, Germany, Coventry, Dorset, and Cyprus.
Pete Doherty
My father came to Britain in search of a better life. My aunts, uncles and cousins fled here in search of safety as Cyprus’s Greek and Turkish populations fell into open hostility.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
I grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, these fantastic places I remember fondly.
Tea Obreht
The Cyprus Financial Crisis was a devastating blow to Cypriots and halted their banking system. Banks closed for two weeks to prevent a banking panic. When they reopened, capital controls were placed on the people’s money, and customers were met by armed guards at the branches.
Perianne Boring
As a girl growing up in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and then India, the idea of cracking the industry in America seemed crazy. So thankfully, the way I was raised was to be an open person.
Hannah Simone
The people of Cyprus have sent a strong message… of stability, credibility and change.
Nicos Anastasiades
In college, I was a researcher/writer for ‘Let’s Go: Europe,’ assigned to Crete and Cyprus. I was supposed to go to England, but at the last minute they transferred me, despite the fact that I spoke not a word of Greek. I learned the very basics, and to this day can say ‘oil,’ ‘vinegar,’ and ‘boyfriend in America.’
Julia Quinn
I was born in England, but then I lived in Calgary, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, India, Vancouver, London, Toronto, and now L.A.
Hannah Simone
The high street is not a retail thing: it’s a social thing, part of the British lifestyle. And I say that as someone who started his life on Limassol high street in Cyprus.
Theo Paphitis
It’s a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief.
Nicos Anastasiades
I was born in Cyprus, but my family moved to England when I was about six.
Theo Paphitis
We’ve stated very clearly that no negotiating chapters between the European Union and Turkey will be concluded before the Ankara Protocol is complied with: that’s to say before Turkey grants all E.U. member states, including Cyprus, access to its ports.
Angela Merkel
Cyprus joined the E.U. in 2004 and immediately wanted to get into the euro area for the express purpose of completing, as quickly as possible, the union with the core of Europe. It was done because the public thought that would be beneficial for political reasons, not economic reasons.
Athanasios Orphanides
I lived in Cyprus for six years where I learnt all about flatbreads.
Paul Hollywood
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.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen