2. "Intramuros! The old Manila. The original Manila. The Noble and Ever Loyal City..."
- Quote by Nick Joaquín
5. "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."
- Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals
6. "Before the 1975 fight in Manila, Ali bragged about attending a Ku Klux Klan meeting; he met with the KKK’s leadership because they agreed on the issue of interracial marriage (both sides saw it as an atrocity). The"
- Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains
7. "In little pockets of conversation, old men were telling stories of ancient floods. Women were talking of about how much rain there'd been in other towns -- Paragould, Lepanto, and Manila."
- John Grisham, A Painted House
8. "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."
- Arlene J. Chai, The Last Time I Saw Mother
9. "Even with the high-tech air filtration system in a modern facility, the place still smelled like archival storage: old paper, stale manila folders, cardboard, and dust. Libraries and accountants' basements all over the world smelled like this. It was the scent of information waiting to be discovered."
- Carrie Vaughn, After the Golden Age
10. "During the long sea voyage from Manila to San Francisco, doctors discovered that Taft’s incision was not healing properly. It was opened and drained, but months of bed rest the previous fall had weakened his knees and ankles, making it painful for him to stand for any protracted time. To compound matters, Nellie was suffering from what was later diagnosed as malaria."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt