"When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Imelda Marcos on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Imelda Marcos on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Imelda Marcos on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Imelda Marcos on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Imelda Marcos on Joseph Stalin
"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."