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Imelda Marcos

Data de nascimento: 2. Julho 1929

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Imelda Remedios Visitación Romualdez é uma política das Filipinas, viúva do presidente Ferdinando Marcos.

Citações Imelda Marcos

„We never had such a violation of human rights.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: We never had such a violation of human rights. In fact, we have had no human rights case here in the Philippines, even to this day. Quoted in "Imelda (2003) and in "[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3873991.stm Director fights for Imelda movie]", BBC News (7 July 2004).

„I would have to ask the public to choose between a culture of hate or a culture of love.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: 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. On establishing the Marcos Foundation, as quoted in The Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 1998).

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„If Imelda made it everyone can make it.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: Who is Imelda?’ I come from a third world country, third class province. And I was orphaned—and look, Imelda made it. If Imelda made it everyone can make it. At this age and stage I feel so good I’m still ready to fly. Quoted in "Imelda (2003).

„They will list my name in the dictionary someday.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: I was born ostentatious. They will list my name in the dictionary someday. They will use Imeldific to mean ostentatious extravagance. Quoted in the Associated Press (1998).

„They either love, love, love you, or hate, hate, hate you.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: When you reach a certain level of leadership, people cannot be neutral with you. They either love, love, love you, or hate, hate, hate you. Quoted in "[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1000140.stm The day I met Imelda Marcos] at BBC News (31 October 2000).

„When I go out into the barrios, I get dressed because I know my little people want to see a star.“

— Imelda Marcos
Context: 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 housedresses and slippers. That's not what people want to see. People want someone they can love, someone to set an example. Quoted in The Los Angeles Times (1980).

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„Diligence, hard work, foresight, entrepreneurship and God's blessing.“

— Imelda Marcos
On how Ferdinand Marcos became wealthy, as quoted in The Philippine Daily Inquirer (March 1998).

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„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.“

— Imelda Marcos
At a press conference, on why the Manila Film Festival should be held in Manila, cited in Ang Katipunan (February 1982).

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

— Imelda Marcos
As quoted in [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,985518,00.html TIME magazine (November 1996)].

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

— Imelda Marcos
Asserting that all of her jewelry were gifts from her husband, children and "even the dog," as quoted in an Associated Press report (April 1998).

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