With every breath, I'm deeper in you.— Madonna Ciccone
The most competitive Madonna Ciccone quotes that are little-known but priceless
I don't care if you hate me or love me, as long as I make you think.
I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.
Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.
I want to appeal to people's sense of humanity and interconnectedness.
I feel like I have the platform I'm standing on for a reason. It's not just to make people happy and get people to dance and sing, to feel an escape. It's also to get people to listen and to bring important issues to the forefront.
As much good as it does, social media can also encourage stupidity and degradation.
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.
Sure, having my pictures taken in the nude and doing things that I did got me in the door but it didn't keep me in the room. To have lasted as long as I've lasted, obviously, I have to have something more going for me.
If you want to change the world, change yourself.
We've made so many advances in other areas - civil rights, gay rights - but ageism is still an area that's taboo and not talked about and dealt with.
I love meetings with suits. I live for meetings with suits. I love them because I know they had a really boring week and I walk in there with my orange velvet leggings and drop popcorn in my cleavage and then fish it out and eat it. I like that. I know I'm entertaining them and I know that they know.
I wanted to be a nun. I saw nuns as superstars. When I was growing up I went to a Catholic school, and the nuns, to me, were these superhuman, beautiful, fantastic people.
Why did I want to break all the rules? Because the rules didn’t make sense, that’s why
There's one thing you can't download and that's a live performance.
And I know how to put on a show, and enjoy performing, and I'll always have that.
Family is everything. Family comes first. It's not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.
Sex is the most fun you can have without smiling.
I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.
Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots cause it's okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading cause you think being a girl is degrading
It's none of your business what people say about you.
I feel that most gay men are so much more in touch with a certain kind of sensitivity that heterosexual men aren't allowed to be in touch with, their feminine side. To me they're whole human beings, more so than most of the straight men that I know.
Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you're here.
I have the most perfect belly button.
When I stick my fingers in it, I feel a nerve in the center of my body shoot up my spine.
I just like the idea of pills. I like to collect them but not actually take them. When I fell off my horse, I got tons of stuff: Demerol and Vicodin and Xanax and Valium and Oxycontin, which is supposed to be like heroin. And I'm quite scared to take them. I'm a control freak.
But I love the idea - whether it's in my work or where I live - exploring new frontier, and I like putting myself in strange places and trying to survive and figure things out and gather up an infrastructure. I like knowing that I could figure out a way to live anywhere.
I was sacked from Dunkin' Donuts for squirting the donuts jelly all over the customers.
I want the good life, but I don't want an easy ride.
What I want is to work for it, feel the blood and sweat on my fingertips.
I wouldn't say I wanna conquer the world anymore.
But I want to be a part of making the world a better place. I want to inspire people and I wanna be part of the solution.
A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.
A lot of places I go are dangerous, like Tel Aviv or Rio, but that never stops me from going there and putting on a show. I have good security. I don't worry about that.
To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else's painting is a little difficult
I think the ultimate challenge is to have some kind of style and grace, even though you haven't got money, or standing in society, or formal education. I had a very middle, lower-middle class sort of upbringing, but I identify with people who've had, at some point in their lives to struggle to survive. It adds another color to your character.
No one knows you better than you know yourself. Do the thing you want. Don't wait for someone else
When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.
Love is a bird... she needs to fly.
Being loved keeps you young.
I know the aspect of my personality, being the vixen, the heartbreaker and the incredibly provocative girl is a very marketable image, but it's not insincere. You just can't take it seriously.
Not only do we suffer from racism and sexism, but we also suffer from ageism.
And that is that once you reach a certain age, you're not allowed to be adventurous, you're not allowed to be sexual and I think that's rather hideous. [...] I mean, is there a rule? Are you just supposed to die when you're 40?
Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac.
A good relationship is a competition of generosity.
What else is there for me to conquer? Hopefully my ego.
How will I know when I've succeeded? When I stop caring what anyone thinks.
The physical body is assembled just like a chair or a building or a flower, but the revolutions we start, the people we affect and inspire, that is eternal. So, in that respect, we do achieve immortality, and that makes me less fearful.
I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.
I was used to dancing, but only when someone told you what to do.
So in the nightclub I was all over the place, I combined everything. Street dance, modern dance, a bit of jazz and ballet, I was Twyla Tharp, I was Alvin Ailey, I was Michael Jackson. I didn't care, I was free.
New York wasn't everything I thought it would be.
It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.
I came to the realization that a strong female is frightening to everybody, because all societies are male-dominated, black societies, poor people, rich people, any racial group, they're all dominated by men. A strong female is going to threaten everybody across the board...
There's no borderline for the things that I can say, do, and create.
We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge.
I'm not a reluctant pop star. I'm very grateful and happy for everything that I have and for things when they go well. On the other hand, I've had enough of the other side to know that if it doesn't, I will survive that and life goes on.