Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.
God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.
I am beyond logic and rationality.
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 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 think that's a very kinky issue with the panties and bras. That's the thing that they will display: shoes, panties and bras.
I was born ostentatious. They will list my name in the dictionary someday. They will use 'Imeldific' to mean ostentatious extravagance.
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 is terribly important to do certain things, such as wear overembroidered dresses. After all, the mass follows class. Class never follows mass.
It's the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose.
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.
"It is so easy to choose the wrong word... That's why I'm so terrified by the press and even photographers. Because they are recordings, and they are permanent. Later on in history, you could be completely misunderstood because of the writings of people who may misquote you or quote you out of context. Every time I see myself, my God, I look or sound like a witch, or monster, or dragon. For example, I was called the Steel Butterfly. I am neither steel nor a butterfly. What an image! I'm neither frivolous nor insensitive." - quoted in Julio Silverio's Golden Quotations of our First Lady
"Here I am, orphaned at eight, and the mother I keep giving to people is the mother I lost."
"Our opponent [Cory Aquino] does not put on any make up. She does not have her fingernails manicured. You know gays. They are for beauty. Filipinos who like beauty, love and God are for Marcos."
more quotes here: http://www.thewilyfilipino.com/imelda.htm