Madonna Quotes

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

Born: 16 August 1958, Bay City, Michigan

Raised in a large Catholic family (six children) at Pontiac and Avon Township (now Rochester Hills), Detroit. Her mother died when “Little Nonni” was five, her father, an automotive design engineer, married the family housekeeper and had two more children. She attended Catholic elementary schools, West Middle School, and Rochester Adams High School where she posted straight As and was a cheerleader. She studied dance at the University of Michigan, but dropped out to study with Alvin Ailey at New York. She sang and played guitar and drums with her first band, the Breakfast Club, then signed with Sire (a Warner Bros. label) in 1982, her eponymous debut in 1983 went to #8, Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) made her a pop icon. In 1992 her work became more sexually explicit and she released her metal-covered coffee-table book Sex, the single best selling work in that category, selling three million copies in English, two in French, and one in Japanese. She acted in the title role in Evita in 1996, earning a Golden Globe for best actress. Her four studio albums in this century have all debuted at number one. More than 200 million Madonna albums have been sold worldwide. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. She is currently married to Guy Ritchie, a Scottish film director. She has three children, one with Ritchie and one adopted from Malawi.

Madonna quotes:

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.
    Madonna

A lot of people are just really confused by me; they don’t know what to think of me, so they try to compartmentalize me or diminish me. Maybe they just feel unsafe. But any time you have an overtly emotional or irrational, negative reaction to something, you’re fearing something that it’s bringing up in you.
    Madonna

Beauty’s where you find it.
    Madonna

Because I’ve taken my clothes off in public doesn’t mean that I’ve revealed every inch of my soul.
    Madonna

Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.
    Madonna

Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It’s a painful religion. We’re all gluttons for punishment.
    Madonna

Effeminate men intrigue me more than anything in the world. I see them as my alter egos. I feel very drawn to them. I think like a guy, but I’m feminine. So I relate to feminine men.
    Madonna

Ever since my daughter was born I feel the fleetingness of time. And I don’t want to waste it on getting the perfect lip color.
    Madonna

Everyone probably thinks that I’m a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I’d rather read a book.
    Madonna

Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.
    Madonna

For me, a male image that I’m really moved by is somewhere between of Oscar Wilde type of a male: the fop, the long hair, the suits, too witty for his own good, incredibly smart, scathingly funny – all that. But then my other ideal is more like the Buddhist monk – the shaved head, actually someone who sublimates their sexuality.
    Madonna – Aperture magazine (Summer 1999)

Freedom comes when you learn to let go. Creation comes when you learn to say no.
    Madonna

Gay men are perfect men for girls who are tough. They’re not threatened by strong women, and they’re usually very in touch with their feelings and pay attention to details.
    Madonna

Hollywood is about playing the game, and I can’t think of any successful actresses who didn’t play the game. There’s a lot more renegades in the music business, from Patti Smith to Janis Joplin.
    Madonna – Aperture magazine (Summer 1999)

How could I have been anything else but what I am, having been named Madonna. I would either have ended up a nun or this.
    Madonna

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