"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."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Imelda Marcos on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Imelda Marcos on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Imelda Marcos on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Imelda Marcos on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Imelda Marcos on C. S. Lewis
"I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude."
"People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?"
"I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life."
"Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums."
"Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty."