Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos Quotes

  • ''My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1931), former Philippine First Lady. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 29 (April 20, 1992). Once the big-spending wife of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, she had been driven into exile with him when he was deposed.
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  • ''Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1929), Filipino First Lady. Quoted in Newsweek (New York, June 12, 1989).
  • ''I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1929), Filipino first lady. Quoted in Times (London, June 22, 1990). Complaining of the numerous witnesses called to testify against her during her trial on charges of embezzlement in New York.

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