I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

— Imelda Marcos

The most unpopular Imelda Marcos quotes you will be delighted to read

People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty.

But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?

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My grandchildren are growing up and they could not understand why the Marcoses are still being crucified although we keep on telling them that we did not steal from the Filipino people.

49

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.

34

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.

32

I am beyond logic and rationality.

32

I do not have 3,000 pairs of shoes, I have 1,060.

28

Our opponent [Cory Aquino] does not put on any make up.

She does not have her fingernails manicured. You know gays. They are for beauty. Filipinos who like beauty, love and God are for Marcos.

28

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.

28

Why should people be afraid that we use a few small pellets of uranium at the nuclear power plant in Bataan? Don't they know that we're surrounded by uranium? We have the world's fourth largest deposits of uranium. Yes, we're all radioactive -- must be the reason why we have so many faith healers!

24

I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.

23

I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness.

23

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.

22

About Imelda Marcos

Quotes 51 sayings
Profession Celebrity
Birthday October 16

God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.

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In the material world, where everything is valued, when you commit yourself to God, beauty and love, it can be mistaken for extravagance.

21

Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.

20

My husband does not like me to give interviews because I say too much. No talk, no trouble.

16

I am First Lady by accident. I was not elected by the people but here I am.

15

The Philippines is where Asia wears a smile. Beautiful products can only be made by happy people.

8

I am my little people's star and slave.

When I go out into the barrios, I get dressed because I know my little people want to see a star. Other presidents' wives have gone to the barrios wearing house dresses and slippers. That's not what people want to see. People want someone they can love, someone to set an example.

6

I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.

6

We practically own everything in the Philippines.

6

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort;

rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.

5

Beauty is not extravagance; beauty is life.

5

President Marcos was investing in precious metals long before he entered politics.

5

I get my fingers in all our pies. Before you know it, your little fingers including all your toes are in all the pies.

5

The only rich person is a person who is rich in spirit.

I have no money deposit. I have only beauty deposit.

5

They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.

4

I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.

4

Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty.

4

I have a different way of thinking. I think synergistically. I'm not linear in thinking, I'm not very logical.

3

The Philippines is in a strategic position.

It is both East and West, right and left, rich and poor. We are neither here nor there.

3

If you know how much you've got, you probably haven't got much.

3

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty.

3

I would have to ask the public to choose between a culture of hate or a culture of love. I am sure our poor will pick the latter. With the Marcos assets, we could regain this value of sharing love with one another.

3

What's wrong with shoes? I collected them because it was like a symbol of thanksgiving and love?

2

Perception is real, truth is not. I'm not fighting for money and possessions. I'm fighting for something more precious. I pray that as we enter the cyber age -- the Age of Transparency -- the facts and the truth will out.

1

I will not say sorry and be pardoned for doing a godly act.

1

My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.

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If the shoe fits, buy it.

0

Funny, I never shopped. Even my jewelry - not a piece of my jewelry I bought for me.

0

Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.

0

If you know how rich you are, you are not rich.

But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are.

0

More than life, I value vindication. When you are at peace with the truth and you know that you are on the side of the right and God is on your side, you are not afraid of anything, including jail.

0

They need a role model. They need a star!

0

It is terribly important to do certain things, such as wear overembroidered dresses. After all, the mass follows class. Class never follows mass.

0

The problems with First Ladies is that you have to set the standard.

My role is to be both star and slave.

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It's the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose.

0

I have no weakness for shoes. I wear very simple shoes which are pump shoes. It is not one of my weaknesses.

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It is not expensive to be beautiful. It takes only a little effort to be presentable and beautiful. But it takes some effort. And unfortunately people think of beauty as luxury, beauty as frivolity, ... or extravagance. Beauty is a discipline, beauty is art, is harmony, in the ideological sense and in the theological sense, beauty is God and love made real. And the ultimate reach in this world is beauty.

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