65 Madonna Quotes About Love, Beauty, Life

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. These Madonna quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Madonna Quotes

  1. “I don’t care if you hate me or love me, as long as I make you think.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  2. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  3. “I am not reinventing myself. I am going through the layers and revealing myself. I am on a journey, an adventure that’s constantly changing shape.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  4. “I think the biggest reason I was able to express myself and not be intimidated was by not having a mother. For example, mothers teach you manners. And I absolutely did not learn any of those rules and regulations.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  5. “Manipulating people, that’s what I’m good at” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  6. “I wanted to be famous, I wanted everybody to love me. I wanted to be a star. I worked really hard, and my dream came true.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  7. “Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  8. “Express yourself, don’t repress yourself.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  9. “If you want something bad enough the whole world conspires to help you get it.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  10. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  11. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  12. “I always acted like a star long before I was one.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  13. “If you’re sure of who you are it doesn’t really matter what people call you, does it?” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  14. “Power is being told you’re not loved and not being destroyed by it.” ~ Madonna Ciccone, Madonna quotes on love
  15. “As much good as it does, social media can also encourage stupidity and degradation.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  16. “No one knows you better than you know yourself. Do the thing you want. Don’t wait for someone else” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  17. “I like to be provocative. I like to make people think. I like to touch people’s hearts. And if I can do all three of those things in one fell swoop, then I feel like I’ve really accomplished something.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  18. “People have this idea that if you’re sexual and beautiful and provocative, then there’s nothing else you could possibly offer.” ~ Madonna Ciccone, Madonna quotes on beauty
  19. “I’m not claiming to appeal to the same people that Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears are going to appeal to. I’m not trying to. I’m doing what I want to do.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  20. “Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  21. “I am attracted to a thug. I like that quality, but I like the other side of it, too. Because all guys who go around behaving in macho ways are really scared, little girls. So you have to look beneath the surface. There’s a difference between my ideal man and a man that I’m sexually attracted to, believe me. Therein lies the rub.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  22. “I don’t go to the sale rack. But I wouldn’t say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  23. “Why did I want to break all the rules? Because the rules didn’t make sense, that’s why” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  24. “All the criticism is ultimately a blessing in disguise. Because now people know about Malawi [due to child adoption]. And now people know about the orphans there. And hopefully, it’s gonna turn around. And a positive is gonna come out of the negative.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  25. “I might be responsible for as many gay marriages as I am for heterosexual divorces.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  26. “Sometimes you just have to go and make a mess of things to get people to pay attention.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  27. “Everyone has a self-destructive nature in them. It’s whether you feed it or not. You don’t have to be a pop star to feel connected to destruction or self-destruction. But self-destruction is self-obsession, and self-obsession is not really possible if you’re engaged in raising children. And if you have a spiritual life, you’re constantly being asked to see yourself as one small fragment in the bigger picture.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  28. “My nature is to provoke, that’s true. I can’t help myself. But it’s always with good intentions.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  29. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  30. “You realize that having a number one record and being loved and adored isn’t the most important thing in the world. But at the same time, I don’t have a problem with it.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  31. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  32. “I get strength from my art – all the paintings I own are powerful.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  33. “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  34. “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  35. “Isn’t it amazing that there are laws of the universe that you can actually find out about, live your life according to and change the world for the better?” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  36. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  37. “If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.” ~ Madonna Ciccone, Madonna quotes on society
  38. “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 Ciccone
  39. “Being loved keeps you young.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  40. “I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  41. “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…” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  42. “It’s none of your business what people say about you.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  43. “The only way I’ve been able to survive the betrayal of lovers, family members, and society is to be able to create as an artist.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  44. “When we take a picture, we have a negative. We put the right solution on it and, suddenly, the picture comes to life. So what do we do? We take the negative and turn it into a positive.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  45. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  46. “I think art should be controversial. I think it should make people think.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  47. “I don’t trust any man who hasn’t kissed another man.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  48. “The media is something that affects a lot of people, so you’re constantly trying to strike a balance between respecting something and not caring about it.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  49. “Its boring not to take risks” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  50. “My point of view and philosophy continues to change and grow. As the years go by you go through this evolution.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  51. “Fame is a form of misunderstanding.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  52. “I don’t even remember why I called myself an idiot. I can be very harshly critical of myself. It depends on my mood, and obviously, it depends on where I am in my life. Yes, embracing myself – I’m working on that.” ~ Madonna Ciccone, Madonna quotes on life
  53. “Everyone went out and bought Sex, it was sold out in two seconds. And then everybody slagged me off. That, to me is a statement of the hypocrisy of the world that we live in. The fact that everybody is so interested in sex but won’t admit it.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  54. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  55. “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 Ciccone
  56. “One of the many things I learned from all of this: If you aren’t willing to fight for what you believe in, then don’t even enter the ring.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  57. “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.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  58. “My goal from the very beginning was just to write good songs that don’t require any production to be felt or understood. I wanted to be able to sit in a room with a guitar and play the song from beginning to end and have it be as impactful as if you heard the studio version with all the bells and whistles.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  59. “I refuse to act the way someone expects me to.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  60. “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 Ciccone
  61. “It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s what you do that takes you far.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  62. “I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon… but I want to stay alive.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  63. “I am a tip-top starlet. That is my job that I am paid to do.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  64. “Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  65. “Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

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