3. "Is it only in the army in the Philippines that Americans sometimes commit deeds that cause all other Americans to regret? [Theodore Roosevelt 1901 relating reports of water torture in the Philippines to lynching in the south]"
- Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
6. "the current coastline of Labrador, or Norway, or for that matter southern Chile. Elsewhere on the map, western Antarctica was an archipelago somewhat resembling the Philippines."
- Kim Stanley Robinson, Antarctica
8. "No other place can so convincingly claim to be the capital of capitalism, the capital of the 20th century and the capital of the world."
- Quote by Kenneth T. Jackson
10. "Capital is necessary to the cultivation of esthetic value."
- Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages