I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness.
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.
The Marcos era was the golden time for the Philippines. We had the lowest crime rate in the world in Manila and real development then. At last, people are starting to understand this.
The only rich person is a person who is rich in spirit. I have no money deposit. I have only beauty deposit.
I will come up with a project that will wipe out poverty in the Philippines in two years. I want to remove the people from economic crisis by using the Marcos wealth. Long after I'm gone, people will remember me for building them homes and roads and hospitals and giving them food.
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.
They've listed my name in the dictionary - 'Imeldific' is used to mean ostentatious extravagance... But the truth will prevail.
Ferdinand was a gold trader. He was a lawyer for mining companies. When he entered politics in l949, he had tons and tons of gold. When Bill Gates was a college dropout, Ferdinand already possessed billions of dollars and tons of gold. It wasn't stolen.
I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.
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.
I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it's doable.
Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows.
My dreams were always small and puny. All I ever needed was a little house with a little picket fence by the sea. Little did I know that I would live in Malacanang Palace for 20 years and visit all the major palaces of mankind. And then also meet ordinary citizens and the leaders of superpowers.
I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.
My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.
I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.
Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty.
Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
I beg Osama to stop warring. He is a Muslim, and Islam means peace. Nobody wins in a war... I wish I were tapped in the problem about Iraq. I knew Saddam enough that I could have talked him into surrendering. But it's too late.