Top Manila Philippines Quotes

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Favorite Manila Philippines Quotes

1. "It is ironic that many Filipinos learn to love the Philippines while abroad, not at home."
Author: Ambeth R. Ocampo
2. "Indonesian writers are so far behind in terms of global exposure compared with the Philippines and Japanese writers."
Author: Andrea Hirata
3. "Manila is a city of extremes. The poor are very poor and the rich very rich. They live side by side. The rich live in sprawling houses in residential subdivisions with fancy names like Green Meadows, White Plains, Corinthian Plaza, Bel Air, San Lorenzo, Magallanes and the very exclusive Forbes Park, a leafy enclave that was home to the famous Manila Polo Club. The poor are not far from sight. They live in little pockets on the periphery of these affluent subdivisions. A constant reminder to the rich that there is another side to life."
Author: Arlene J. Chai
4. "The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world's largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources."
Author: Benigno Aquino III
5. "For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed."
Author: Clifton Fadiman
6. "My art school rejection letter arrived as a cold manila fist that closed around my fragile hopes [...] The fear was practically edible. Nothing would happen unless I get out and make it happen.Then, as if handling me the keys to the jet pack, my dad bought me a typewriter and a taped message to the inside of its case: "Son- the world is waiting to hear from you"."
Author: Grant Morrison
7. "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."
Author: Imelda Marcos
8. "Jett said, barely noticing his friend's half full glass. Kenny didn't blink. "How urgent is it?" "Major deal." "A good hookup and can't find her number?" Kenny grinned. He had no idea how close he was to the truth. "Something like that," Jett remarked dryly as he retrieved a brown Manila envelope"
Author: J.C. Reed
9. "I'm so excited. I just bought a new file cabinet, some manila folders, some sticky note pads, and a few highlighters, and I think I'm finally ready to enter into organized crime."
Author: Jarod Kintz
10. "O, in the solitude of those mountains I feel free, free as the air, like a light blasting unharnessed through space. A thousand cities, a thousand palaces I would give just for a corner of the Philippines where far away from man I could feel truly free!"
Author: José Rizal
11. "Yes, nitroglycerin," Simoun repeated slowly, with a frigid smile, staring at the glass flask with delight. "It's more than nitroglycerin, however. It's a concentration of tears, compressed, hatred, injustices, offenses. This is the supreme arbiter of weakness, force against force, violence against violence . . . a moment ago I was hesitating, but then you arrived and convinced me. Tonight those most dangerous of tyrants who have hidden behind God and the state, whose abuses remain unpunished because no one can take them to task. Tonight, the Philippines will hear an explosion that will convert into rubble the infamous monument whose rottenness I helped bring about."
Author: José Rizal
12. "In the Philippines you are not considered to be honorable unless you have been to jail."
Author: José Rizal
13. "It was a dark day indeed when I was forced to admit that I was about as "special" and "unique" as a manila envelope. Even worse, I was beginning to suspect that this whole time, my fun, fabulous life was really just one long, meaningless, self-indugent, cliché-ridden thrill ride."
Author: Kristen Johnston
14. "I was doing TV work, theatre work, and some film work in the Philippines when I left."
Author: Lea Salonga
15. "We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice."
Author: Marc Maron
16. "You can't bring an unwritten place to life without losing something substantial. Manila is the cradle, the graveyard, the memory. The Mecca, the Cathedral, the bordello. The shopping mall, the urinal, the discotheque. I'm hardly speaking in metaphor. It's the most impermeable of cities. How does one convey all that?"
Author: Miguel Syjuco
17. "Yes, Manila had its slums; one saw them on the drive from the airport: vast districts of men in dirty white undershirts lounging idly in front of auto-repair shops — like a poorer version of the 1950s America depicted in such films as Grease."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
18. "The first woman who spent any amount of time aboard this ship was Elizabeth de Obregon, whom we salvaged from the wrack of the Manila Galleon at the same time as him who burned it, one Edouard de Gex.""He's dead, by the way.""Again? I am glad to hear it."
Author: Neal Stephenson
19. "I usually go out riding late at night when there's no traffic because L.A. has become almost like the Philippines now as far as traffic."
Author: Richard Grieco
20. "I am the proud indentured servant of a brilliant art adviser who may or may not have purposely stapled my index finger to a manila folder"
Author: Sloane Crosley
21. "I believe he collects different types of stationery,' said Vetinari. 'I have sometimes speculated that he might change his life for the better should he meet a young lady willing to dress up as a manila envelope."
Author: Terry Pratchett
22. "Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like."
Author: Tony Hillerman
23. "People like to be shown around archives. I don't know why. I'm in the business, but one row of shelves stuffed with manila files looks much like another."
Author: V.T. Davy

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