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  • "In a time when political correctness is valued over honesty, I would also like to say: ride on motherfuckers...!"
  • "A falcon."
    • When asked by a fan what kind of animal she would be; she then performed the song "Hollywood" which contains the line "This bird has flown," and quipped mid-lyric "Told you I was a falcon!"
  • "I miss New York. I still love how people talk to you on the street - just assault you and tell you what they think of your jacket."
  • "In everyday life I am quiet and reserved, not the housekeeper type but cool and relaxed. I don't get up in the morning wearing false eyelashes and I don't wear fancy underwear when I'm cooking popcorn. I'm a nice little ducky."
  • "With the crucifixes I was exorcising the extremes that my upbringing dwelt on. Putting them up on the wall and throwing darts at them. And the 'Boy Toy' thing was a joke, a tag name given to me when I first arrived in New York because I flirted with the boys. All the graffiti artists wore their nicknames on their belt buckles."
  • "It's pseudo-Puerto Rican punk rock freak out. A Motorcycle baby. It's a combination of my two oldest fantasies. One was to be Nancy Sinatra; the other was to be a nun." (Describing her style when she just started her career).
  • "One of my all-time favourite poets is Charles Bukowski. I think he's the coollest guy in the world."
  • "I think you can be defiant and rebellious and still be strong and positive."
  • "Never forget to dream."
  • "I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon... but I want to stay alive."
  • "I don't care anymore if people dress like me, now I want them to think like me."
  • "To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt."
  • "I refer to an entity called 'The Beast'. I feel I am describing the world that we live in right now. To me 'The Beast' is the modern world that we live in."
  • "I don't think you can ever love enough."
  • "I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against."
  • "I wanted to do everything everybody told me I couldn't ever do."
  • "I think passive beauties have their place in the world. It's hard for me to relate to that."
  • "Fantasies are essential. Without fantasies I would have died of starvation."
  • "I'm ambitious. But if I weren't as talented as I am ambitious, I would be a gross monstrosity."
  • "If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna."
  • "I feel just as hungry today as I did the day I left home."
  • "There's no borderline for the things that I can say, do, and create."
  • "People think they will wake up one day and I'll be gone. But I'm never going away."
  • "I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world."
  • "I became an overachiever to get approval from the world."
  • "I always thought I should be treated like a star."
  • "If at first you don't succeed, you're obviously not me."
  • "I'm like a cockroach you just can't get rid of me!"
  • "You have to be patient. I'm not."
  • "I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God." (In the very beginning of her career).
  • "To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else's painting is a little difficult."
  • "Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done."
  • "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it."
  • "There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something."
  • "Obviously, my tastes and my priorities have changed, Just because I'm a mother doesn't mean I'm not still a rebel and that I don't want to go in the face of convention and challenge the system. I never wanted to think in a robotic way, and I don't want my children to think that way, either. I think parents should be constantly questioning society."
  • "I understand that gossip sells papers, but I am disappointed because it discourages others from doing the same thing. The media is doing a great disservice to all the orphans in Africa by turning it into a negative thing. I beg them to go to Africa and see what I saw. It's a state of emergency. Anyone who went there would want to bring one of those children home and give them a chance to have a future and better life." (About the adoption of her son, David)
  • "Children always understand. They have open minds. They have built-in shit detectors."
  • "The last thing I want is to raise a brat. We could definitely go down the wrong road. I don't want Lola to have everything she wants. I want her to appreciate things, and not to be presumptuous. I want her to have manners and social graces."
  • "I could probably bring up a child as normal as I can live my life. I surround myself with people who don't treat me like a celebrity or a freak or whatever, and I would do the same with my child."
  • "I think it's important for children to stay in one place, to socialize with other children."
  • "We get up with them in the morning. I get my daughter ready for school. I spend time with my son before he goes off to his daycare. Either Guy or I am always with them at dinner, and we spend evenings together". (On her children)
  • "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."
  • "Have I ever been totally and completely intimidated by another person? Yes - my husband's mother."
  • "It only took me 40 years to get it right." (Talking about her husband, Guy Ritchie)
  • "He actually knows a guy who fed people to pigs! Go on, tell how you got this scar." (About her husband, Guy Ritchie)
  • "Well, he sometimes wears a kilt." (Said jokily when asked who wears the pants in her relationship with Guy)
  • "The scar on his face is one of my favorite things about him. I thought he got into a fight or something when we started dating." (About her hubby, Guy)
  • "I love Guy's confidence and his director's charm. The first time I met him, I was most certainly intrigued by his masculinity. He's my wonderful disciplinarian. He's so amazing with the kids; he's also mellow and a Virgo of course."
  • "I mean that whole crotch-grabbing thing was just so like, OK every other rock star in the universe has done it, so I'm going to do it. And you know how freaked-out people got about it. Whatever. But we got off the subject."
  • "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. I've always had an affinity with gay men."
  • "From the dance world to the music world, my social strata was mostly gay men. That's who my audience was, that's who I hung out with, that's who inspired me. For me, it freed me, because I could do whatever I wanted and be whatever I wanted."
  • "Strong women leave big hickies."
  • "Because I've taken my clothes off in public doesn't mean I've revealed every inch of my soul."
  • "Why did God create men? Because vibrators can't mow the lawn."
  • "I saw losing my virginity as a career move."
  • "Everybody loves you when they are about to cum."
  • "When I get down on my knees, it is not to pray"
  • "Condoms saved my life."
  • "If you have to ask for something more than once or twice it wasn't yours in the first place."
  • "So what?" (In response to nude photos published early in career.)
  • "I don't trust any man who hasn't kissed another man."
  • "Fame can be very disruptive. It can be like a drug. It gives you the feeling that you’re happy, it gives you the feeling of self-importance, it gives you the feeling of fulfillment... but it can distract you from what is really important."
  • "The worst thing about being famous? I think it's what everybody says.. the lack of privacy and the idea that you're not really allowed to make mistakes and everything that you do is viewed under a microscope."
  • "Before you're famous, you don't know what you're getting yourself into and you don't know until you're in the middle of it what you have sort of asked for."
  • "I like to show off when I'm onstage, but I don't like to show on, like, 'Come in and check it out. Look how rich I am.' That's not my style."
  • "I was publicly flogged." (RE: the "Sex" book phase of her career)
  • "I'm saying celebrity is bullshit. And who knows that better than me?"
  • "I've been popular and unpopular, successful and unsuccessful, loved and loathed, and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore, I feel free to take whatever risks I want."
  • "I am not anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro-peace. I have written a song and created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and illusions of what many people believe is the American dream - the perfect life."
  • "Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment."
  • "It is difficult to believe in a religion that places such a high premium on chastity and virginity."
  • "If I was to change my name, I'd used my confirmation name, Veronica. I chose her because she wiped the face of Jesus, which I thought was really romantic."
  • "I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this."
  • "I loved nuns when I was growing up. I thought they were beautiful. For several years I wanted to be a nun. I saw them as really pure, disciplined, above average people. They had these serene faces. Nuns are sexy."
  • "Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them!"
  • "I would like to see the Pope wearing my T-shirt."
  • "I pray when I'm in trouble or when I'm happy. When I feel any sort of extreme. I pray when I feel so great that I'll think I need to check with myself and recognize how good life is. But when it seems there's so much bullshit around, it's important to remind myself of the things I have to be grateful for."
  • "As soon as you tell me I can't do something - And that's how I've always been, starting from when I was a little girl. The boys could wear pants to church and the girls couldn't. And I used to say, But why? Is God going to love me less if I don't wear a dress? It just irked me - the rules. So I would put pants on under my dress, just to f*ck with my father. And after church, I would tell him I had pants and I'd say, See, lightning did not strike me. And I guess I've been doing that ever since."

About MadonnaEdit

  • "I met her on the shoot of that video (Material Girl). Madonna had done Like a Virgin, so she was a phenom. [1]
  • "She's someone who I have really high regard for, she's an upstart. In a world that lacks boldness she's bold. There're times when I think 'OMG what she's doing?' just like everybody else think, but then when I run in to her I would see that she's a very spontaneous person in a certain ways and a good person."
  • "He couldn’t be in better hands - but it won’t surprise me if he develops a bit of an Oedipus complex, where he fancies his mum."
  • "The following song was not made famous by me, though the woman who made it famous was also a blonde, and we both have religious names." Bernadette Peters
    • Said before performing Madonna's "Sooner or Later".
  • "When I was a child I use to think she was my real mother."
  • "Madonna is the Queen, she cooed, I'm honored to be in her presence."
  • "I love Madonna very much, I think she had an amazing career and a wonderful family; she’s a good mother but still has the passion on work. She knows exactly what she wants, she’s a smart woman. She’s doing her best all the time. She gives her children good education, she’s capable, she’s confident as well, she may suffer some setbacks or hurt, you know, people always suffer a lot, but I think she’ll get through these, she’ll get the ultimate. Take a look at her, I mean, you’ll know she’s strong enough. I think she’s active. I’d like to get to know her and find out what’s she like in her daily life, I think Madonna is an excellent example for every woman." Gongli
  • "She's definitely the stronger side of the family."
  • Tori Amos:
    • "Madonna’s sound was made for the dance floor when she epitomized the New York club kid; it got a bit closer to rock when she started presenting herself that way, connected with R&B when her image became softer again, went New Age techno when she got into spirituality, and so on. Fashion has become a part of the musical exploration and experience."
    • "I'd like to fix her a big plate of spaghetti."
    • "In her kind, she is very strong."
    • "I am in her line, so I feel a fraternity between us!"
  • Darren Hayes:
    • "She was incredibly gracious and more polite than everybody else in that room. She made Richard (his partner) and I feel like we were important. I’ve never met a person as enigmatic as her."
    • "She’s a massive flirt. She’s like Bono in the respect she’s amazingly intelligent, but in an instant they know what you expect them to be and they will be that for you. That shows an incredible emotional intelligence."
    • "She’s a pretty extraordinary thing."
  • Justin Timberlake:
    • "There's this sexual energy about her. I was totally aroused when I met her."
    • She has still found time to kiss someone I may or may not have publicly kissed myself while I was in the audience. Of course you know I was talking about Sean Penn."
  • Debbie Harry:
    • "She's an aggressive person to achieve anything like she's achieve. Her lyrics are not, 'Hit me again. I love it.' They're more, 'Come here baby, this is it.' She's very timely, she's right on time."
    • "We’ve met, but we kind of travel in different worlds. She’s such a big star. I really do like her music. I think she’s had some great hits... some really great songs."
  • Katty Perry: "I really wanna have a sit-down dinner with Madonna, I'm waiting for that open invitation. I wanna ask her how she's made it through all of this and still continues. It's probably a lot of centering, diet and focus, and self-control, but if she would just give me a little advice - I really wanna pick her brain."


  • Debi Mazar:
    • "Madonna and I were very, very close for 20, 25 years, and I felt that the media adds so much pressure to celebrities' personal lives that it's really destructive."
    • "Madonna is a very dear friend of mine, and shared her knowledge of Kabbalah with me."
    • "I used to work at a nightclub for some extra money, in the evening. It was called Danceteria. She would come into the elevator and she was this kinda cute girl, but she had this real presence. She said to me, “Hey, you wanna dance to this song with me?” and I’m like “Yeah.” and I park the elevator, got out on the dancefloor. I was the operator… We just had this… We tore the floor. We had the greatest time and I turned her on to like clubs like Trax and Paradise Garage. We used to have the best time hitting the dance floor."
  • "Being able to work with Madonna... she's a legend in the music industry and she's so beautiful, so I couldn't ask for anything else."
  • "You can't imagine how small she is... really small! But she is a sex bomb, believe me."
  • Steve Nestar:
    • "...the world needs more women like her and men even more!!"
    • "She’s always straight with everyone. And today it’s hard to find celebrities of her kind."
    • "It’s different than any other job that I’ve done in the past of course, it’s also an honour. Not only because she is Madonna, but also because when she hired us, she didn’t ask us to change a bit of what we were. She accepted us the way we were already with no conditions… and for what we could possibly bring of positive in her show. And trust me, there are not a lot of artists who do that!"
    • dead link: http://www.drownedmadonna.com/modules.php?name=steve_nestar
  • "I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless."