"At this time, we need friends."
- BARNABA MARIAL BENJAMINSouth Sudan's information minister, on President Salva Kiir's trip to China
"Either we end up in Juba and take everything, or you end up in Khartoum and take everything."
- OMAR AL-BASHIRSudanese President, threatening to topple the government of South Sudan, raising fears of an all-out war between the neighbors
"We can tolerate some sacrifice, until we can liberate our land."
- KAMAL ISMAIL SAEEDSudan's ambassador to Kenya, alluding to the cost of conflict Sudan is willing to endure in order to reclaim the disputed Heglig oilfield from South Sudan
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