"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Imelda Marcos on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Imelda Marcos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Imelda Marcos on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Imelda Marcos on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Imelda Marcos on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."