Madonna quotes

Born
August 16, 1958, Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer, actress.

Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop” since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music, as well as imagery in music videos and on stage.

Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions for musical theater, which forced me to sing.
– Madonna
When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.
– Madonna
I’m always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.
– Madonna
Prince Charles is very relaxed at the table, throwing his salad around willy-nilly. I didn’t find him stiff at all.
– Madonna
I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.
– Madonna
I know there’s more to life than making lots of money and being successful and even getting married and having a family.
– Madonna
Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.
– Madonna
If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.
– Madonna
I think my biggest flaw is my insecurity. I’m terribly insecure. I’m plagued with insecurities 24/7.
– Madonna
I’m a showgirl. After 20 years in show business, I’ve learned to roll with the punches.
– Madonna
I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.
– Madonna
I’m ambitious. But if I weren’t as talented as I am ambitious, I would be a gross monstrosity.
– Madonna
I always felt like I was a freak when I was growing up and that there was something wrong with me because I couldn’t fit in anywhere.
– Madonna
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
– Madonna
Everybody in our family studied a musical instrument. My father was really big on that. Somehow I only took a year or two of piano lessons and I convinced my father to let me take dancing lessons.
– Madonna
I really saw myself as the quintessential Cinderella. I think that’s when I really thought about how I wanted to do something else and get away from all that.
– Madonna
I’ve always been acutely aware of differences and the way you are supposed to act if you want to be popular.
– Madonna
I believe sometimes we aren’t always in charge of everything that we do creatively. We submit to things as we’re going on our own journey.
– Madonna
I am the result of the good choices I’ve made and the bad choices.
– Madonna
If I can’t be daring in my work or the way I live my life, then I don’t really see the point of being on this planet.
– Madonna
People like it when others are gossiping. When you hear a story about someone’s demise or some big faux-pas they made, everyone wants to tune into it, because it’s nice to know that someone else made a mistake. It makes you feel elevated for a moment.
– Madonna
As an artist myself, I know what it’s like to put your heart and soul into something. You can feel the presence of another person.
– Madonna
I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.
– Madonna
My father was very strong. I don’t agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don’t agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn’t do it either.
– Madonna
People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
– Madonna
I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
– Madonna
I think it’s fun to get in a room and sweat with people. I’m happy to share my workouts with everyone.
– Madonna
In England especially, I’ve found that if you bring up King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson at a dinner party or a social gathering, it’s like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the room.
– Madonna
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It’s a painful religion. We’re all gluttons for punishment.
– Madonna
I believe that we are at a very low level of consciousness, and we do not know how to treat each other as human beings. We are caught up in our own lives, our own needs, our own ego gratification. I feel a strong sense of responsibility in delivering that message.
– Madonna
Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.
– Madonna
I suppose I sometimes used to act like I wasn’t a human being… Sometimes I look back at myself and remember things I used to say, or my hairstyle, and I cringe.
– Madonna
I have my work and my faith… If that’s boring to some people, I can’t tell you how much I don’t care.
– Madonna
I always thought I should be treated like a star.
– Madonna
I think a lot of people have a problem with the fact that I’ve adopted an African child, a child who has a different color skin than I do.
– Madonna