Madonna quotes

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

Occupation
Songwriter, singer, actress.

Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. 

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

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