Quotes by: Imelda Marcos

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Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
Imelda Marcos
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
Imelda Marcos
I beg Osama to stop warring. He is a Muslim, and Islam means peace. Nobody wins in a war... I wish I were tapped in the problem about Iraq. I knew Saddam enough that I could have talked him into surrendering. But it's too late.
Imelda Marcos
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.
Imelda Marcos
They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.
Imelda Marcos
The Marcos era was the golden time for the Philippines. We had the lowest crime rate in the world in Manila and real development then. At last, people are starting to understand this.
Imelda Marcos
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
Imelda Marcos
I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it's doable.
Imelda Marcos
The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival.
Imelda Marcos
Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
Imelda Marcos
I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady; I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoes industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude.
Imelda Marcos
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.
Imelda Marcos
My husband does not like me to give interviews because I say too much. No talk, no trouble.
Imelda Marcos
I am First Lady by accident. I was not elected by the people but here I am.
Imelda Marcos
When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
Imelda Marcos
I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.
Imelda Marcos
The Philippines is a terrible name, coming from Spain. Phillip II was the father of the inquisition, who I believe died of syphilis. It is my great regret that we didn't change the name of our country.
Imelda Marcos
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