"People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?"
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Imelda Marcos on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Imelda Marcos on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Imelda Marcos on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Imelda Marcos on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Imelda Marcos on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude."
"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."
"It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world."