"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Imelda Marcos on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Imelda Marcos on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Imelda Marcos on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Imelda Marcos on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."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."