Top Filipino Quotes

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Favorite Filipino Quotes

1. "It is ironic that many Filipinos learn to love the Philippines while abroad, not at home."
Author: Ambeth R. Ocampo
2. "Filipinos have an aversion to blank walls."
Author: Ambeth R. Ocampo
3. "Filipino people, the people of Tacloban, and Samar, and Cebu, and all these places where so many have died, they are strong not just to have survived this storm, but they are strong to have survived the aftermath of this storm. They have survived for a week now, often with very little food, with very little water, with very little medical attention. Can you imagine the strength it takes to be living in a shack, to be living, sleeping on the streets next to the body of your dead children?"
Author: Anderson Cooper
4. "In this funny debut, flashy Filipino fashion designer Boy Hernandez sees his American dream become a nightmare when he's ensnared in a terrorist plot and shipped to Guantanamo. Gilvarry nails the couture scene, but Boy's rough journey from Manolo to Gitmo is no joke."
Author: Andrew Abrahams
5. "Tourism is a crucial industry that could employ millions of Filipinos, skilled and unskilled alike, cross those 7,107 islands of the Philippines. From the current projection of 3.3 million tourist arrivals in 2010, our aim is to eventually attract 6 million tourists. In the process, we expect to create 3 million jobs in the next six years."
Author: Benigno Aquino III
6. "I'm really proud to be Filipino. Filipinos are really supportive, and I want to thank all of them. I love them!"
Author: Charice Pempengco
7. "The Filipino houseboy was conscious now"
Author: Charles Willeford
8. "If you're not a flaming Filipino dancing queen, they never, ever expect the Asian guy to be asking about gay sex. They always figure you want to talk about math. Or the violin."
Author: David Levithan
9. "Filipinos are not worse than any other colonized people except that our colonization was a little longer, and the independence movement was always dictated in political terms, never in social ones. We borrowed terms, but we didn't understand them."
Author: Ferdinand Marcos
10. "Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums."
Author: Imelda Marcos
11. "Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty."
Author: Imelda Marcos
12. "Some of my educated Filipino friends were aspiring poets, but their aspirations were all in the direction of the United States. They had no desire to learn from the bardic tradition that continued in the barrios. Their ideal would have been to write something that would get them to Iowa, where they would study creative writing."
Author: James Fenton
13. "My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify."
Author: Jessica Hagedorn
14. "My father was a Filipino contortionist who was known as the Manilla Folder."
Author: Jim Rose
15. "I want every Filipino woman empowered with information regarding all options available to her regarding family planning."
Author: Lea Salonga
16. "It's in your DNA to be a Filipino; how can you just turn your back on it?"
Author: Lea Salonga
17. "He was the old breed of Filipino, almost extinct, who required that he deserve what he received; who would feel guilt, not only shame or embarrassment; who accounted for each day in the office and observed public trust as if it were a word of God. But even God was nowhere. The new theology proclaimed him dead. Long live Man! Love live Me!"
Author: Linda Ty Casper
18. "I eat the same foods almost every day. I have my favorites like Filipino beef broth, chicken soup with lots and lots of rice."
Author: Manny Pacquiao
19. "He fidgets. Thinks. Observes his fellow passengers. Judges everyone, in the traditional Filipino sport of justifying both personal and shared insecurities."
Author: Miguel Syjuco
20. "I have two Filipino nannies who have British passport and not me. I don't need British passport. When you were running around in an animal skin, my ancestors were building the pyramids."
Author: Mohamed Al Fayed
21. "Readers of this memo will be disappointed to know that Bong-Bong Gad (sic), designer/owner/driver/proprietor of the vehicle, anticipated the inevitable "there but for THE GRACE OF GOD go I" witticism by unloading same on Yours Truly while we were still shaking hands (Filipinos go in for long handshakes, and the first party to initiate termination of a handshake—usually the non-Filipino—is invariably left with a nagging feeling that he is a shithead)"
Author: Neal Stephenson
22. "The identity of the Filipino today is of a person asking what is his identity."
Author: Nick Joaquín
23. "Before 1521 we could have been anything and everything not Filipino; after 1565 we can be nothing but Filipino."
Author: Nick Joaquín
24. "This is the difference between the Spanish advent and the American; that the technical revolution provoked by the first produced the Filipino, while the cultural upheaval provoked by the second merely helped us to become more aware of this Filipinoness."
Author: Nick Joaquín
25. "I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become."
Author: Nicole Scherzinger
26. "I dream of a morning when Filipinos can wake up from the centuries-long sleep that took them from their past and denied them their destiny as a people."
Author: Psyche Roxas Mendoza
27. "He was a son of the revolutionary movement when he and the revolutionary movement were still pristine. It was a special time for Filipino activists—a time when a hundred flowers bloomed and a thousand thoughts contended in a movement that did not know yet the price of betrayal from within. But flowers wilt and thoughts give way to rancor with the passing of years. And so some may grieve not his passing, while others fall to the ground in tears./FOR HORACIO BOY MORALES, JR. (September 11, 1943 – February 29, 2012)"
Author: Psyche Roxas Mendoza
28. "Philippine culture was clearly different. It wasn't the fan's duty to remain aloof in the presence of stars; it was the player's responsibility to show gratitude to the average Filipino."
Author: Rafe Bartholomew
29. "Maybe he was Filipino. Was that in Asia? Probably. Asia's out-of-control huge."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
30. "The USPS is the only place in the world where you will find a black guy, a white guy, and a hispanic guy playing Filipino poker! And we love it that way!"
Author: Rhoda D'Ettore
31. "It's like a bad joke over here: a black woman, a Filipino transvestite, and a Korean ex-stripper walk into a gay man?s house. All that's missing is a priest and a talking dog." - Bobby Dawson"
Author: Rhys Ford
32. "I grew up in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, but my mom is Filipino-Spanish and my dad is Irish."
Author: Shay Mitchell
33. "I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii."
Author: Tia Carrere
34. "Tono Phul used to entertain his guests by having the Filipino break two by fours in half with his karate chops. I saw him break a desk apart that way. Once, Tono Phul put him in a cage with an orangutan. The Filipino broke the ape's neck and then kicked it to death. He was the worst thing that ever came down the pike, and when Tono Phul had him tie me to a pool table and work me over, I was sure my time had come."
Author: Walter Kaylin

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