Talk:Imelda Marcos

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  • Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows.
  • Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.
  • Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
  • God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.
  • I am First Lady by accident. I was not elected by the people but here I am.
  • I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.
  • I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
  • I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness.
  • I have a different way of thinking. I think synergistically. I'm not linear in thinking, I'm not very logical.
  • I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
  • I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.
  • If you know how much you've got, you probably haven't got much.
  • If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are.
  • It's the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose.
  • Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
  • My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.
  • My husband does not like me to give interviews because I say too much. No talk, no trouble.
  • Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
  • People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
  • The problems with First Ladies is that you have to set the standard. My role is to be both star and slave.
  • They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
  • We practically own everything in the Philippines.
  • When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
  • Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.
  • If you're a little presentable, you're called frivolous. Beauty is frivolity it seems, but beauty is love. You can never have an excess of what is democratic, just and beautiful. You can't say a woman is overly beautiful but you can say someone is overly ugly. It is against religiosity to be surrounded by ugliness.