Top 30 Quotes & Sayings by Cypriot Authors

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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.
I think of fashion as an art form as well as an industrial product - and something that has to be sold well and has to be of high quality.
My government, a government of national unity, will make all necessary structural reforms. — © Nicos Anastasiades
My government, a government of national unity, will make all necessary structural reforms.
Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.
I would say that fears of the euro area breaking up are unfounded.
The attitude of the people proves that not only do we want to, but that we can succeed in pulling our country out of the difficult position it finds itself in. The banking system of our country will survive and grow.
My mother is from Greece: she comes from Vrahos, a small village in Kastoria.
Sometimes you have Harvard undergraduates who stun you with the depth of their knowledge. That is why it is great to be at a university like this.
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.
Being a part of exhibitions is not a burden; it's another way for an independent label such as mine to reach a larger audience by exposing them to my whole body of work.
I can be working on a collection and a film at the same time. It can take a lot out of me, but the processes come from the same source. From a brief I set myself I can make a film, I can make a collection, I can make an installation.
Why? Will no man ever do something without a why? Just like that? For the hell of it?
The state of emergency and critical nature of the times do not allow me, as they do not allow anyone, to embark on a blame game.
I am an idealist, which can be tiring.
It's a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief.
I was obliged to take tough, painful and bold decisions to ensure a manageable tomorrow.
If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling.
I would like to thank the Cypriot people for their maturity and collectedness shown in their interactions with the Cypriot Banks.
We have no intention of leaving the euro. In no way will we experiment with the future of our country.
I was lucky I went to school in London because the tutors could see what to do. I knew I wanted to do something different. Why would I want to do what other people were already doing, because they would always do it better? I always wanted to work around the body. So throughout my college years, my work was quite free.
The people of Cyprus have sent a strong message... of stability, credibility and change.
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.
London gives birth to amazing talent but is rubbish at helping maintain it. — © Hussein Chalayan
London gives birth to amazing talent but is rubbish at helping maintain it.
I was drawn to biology and history and, of course, art. And I loved languages. The biggest problem I had is that I wasn't taught about the connections between all these things. I think that would have given life a lot more meaning and it would be a lot more enjoyable.
In my min,d there is arguably a greater risk of a default on the debt of a U.S. state than there is on the debt of a euro-area member. I consider it unthinkable that a euro-area country would default.
The degree of monetary policy ease should be associated with the level of real interest rates, not nominal interest rates.
Near-zero policy rates that may be considerably expansionary in an economy with high inflation could be contractionary when inflation is too close to zero, or worse, deflation has set in.
I wanted to be a pilot, but I was always drawing bodies. When I realised I wanted to pursue something creative, my parents pushed me towards architecture.
In order for the E.U. area to stay together, they needed to form a banking union, which meant they needed to have a common credible deposit insurance guarantee for everybody in the E.U. area.
Watching the economies in various parts of the world, I believe that there is scope for improvement everywhere. There is some corruption and inefficiency everywhere.
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