November 30, 2016

Madonna Quotes

“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.”

“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. From The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Quote Book”

“Beauty is where you find it.”

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

“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.”

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

“Come on girls! Do you believe in love? Cause I got something to say about it. (Lyric From Express Yourself).”

“Every time I do a show, I die a little bit, but no shit is worth doing unless you’re willing to die for it. From Madonna Confessions book by Guy Oseary”

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

“Hey you! Don’t be silly! Put a rubber on your willie!”

“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. Aperture Magazine 1999”

“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.”

“I always thought I should be treated like a star.”

“I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.”

“I am because we are. We all bleed the same color. We all want to love and be loved. About her documentary I Am Because We Are”

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”

“I don’t care if you have a small dick, as long as you know how to use that stick.”

“I don’t take drugs. I never did. All the feelings that drugs are supposed to produce in you – confidence or energy – I can produce naturally. The only problem is going to sleep. But I never take pills… I drink herbal teas. Time magazine 27 May 1985”

“I go to Malawi twice a year. It’s where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It’s sort of a commitment that I’ve made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS.”

“I guess some people are brilliant enough to be brilliant on their own and never doubt anything and come up with fabulous things. But I think it’s good to get into arguments with people and have them say, ‘That sucks’ or ‘You’re crazy’ or ‘That’s cheesy”‘or ‘What do you think of this?”

“I hate polite conversation. I hate it when people stand around and go, ‘Hi, how are you?’ I hate words that don’t have any reason or meaning. Also I hate it when people smoke in elevators and closed in places. It’s just so rude.”

“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 haven’t got much time to waste It’s time to make my way I’m not afraid of what I’ll face But I’m afraid to stay.”

“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.”

“I love horses. I think I may have been one of Henry VIII’s knights in another life, riding through a great forest.”

“I must have been Japanese in a previous life. I’m pretty sure I was a warrioress. I can’t explain it, I just know. I’m good at fighting – fighting with a big sword.”

“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”

“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.”

“I think in the end, when you’re famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I’ve just become this ambitious, say-whatever’s-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that’s part of my personality, but it’s certainly not anywhere near the whole thing.”

“I was sacked from Dunkin’ Donuts for squirting the donuts jelly all over the customers.”

“I’d like to think I am taking people on a journey; I am not just entertaining people, but giving them something to think about when they leave.”

“If we can elect an African American as president, we can support gay marriage! Defeat prop 8! We will not give up!”

“I’ll flirt with anyone from garbagemen to grandmothers.”

“I’m not going to compromise my artistic integrity.”

“I’m not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.”

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

“In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go ‘interesting, interesting, interesting’. They’re interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks.”

“It takes a Real man to fill my shoes. Said during The VMA’s ’99, after number of men put a drag show dressed as her”

“I’ve never really lived a conventional life, so I think it’s quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.”

“Letterman: I want to thank you folks for coming out for this run-through show. Thank you very much. This, of course, will never see the light of day. You won’t miss a thing tonight.”

“Letterman: Oh, stop it! Will you stop? Ladies and gentlemen, turn down your volume. Turn down the volume immediately! She can’t be stopped! There’s something wrong with her!”

“Life’s too short to be bitter, I’m too short to be bitter.”

“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.”

“Madonna: I am a sick fuck I have my nose in everybody’s sex life!”

“Madonna: Listen, all you do is talk about my sex life on your show, so now you don’t want to talk about my sex life when I’m on your show?!”

“Maybe I’m just a gay man inside a woman’s body!”

“Most priests are gay.”

“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.”

“No man can have sex with anyone but me and since I don’t have that kind of time on my hands, you might as well all be gay! (Joked during Johnjay and Rich interview, 11 April ’08).”

“Not only does society suffer from racism and sexism but it also suffers from ageism. Once you reach a certain age you’re not allowed to be adventurous, you’re not allowed to be sexual. I mean, is there a rule? Are you supposed to just die?”

“Now that I got everyone’s attention, what do I have to say?”

“One must dare to show what he wants. You have to go and ask for things rather than wait for them to happen. (Crillon Hotel, Paris, November 1998).”

“One of my all-time favourite poets is Charles Bukowski. I think he’s the coolest guy in the world.”

“One set of circumstances does not complete you. Maybe nothing ever does. So you work on your life and you work on your ‘work’ and you try to live every single day like it’s your last. And you try to be better, to yourself and to others. I don’t always succeed. But I try and it’s my goal.”

“Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby.”

“People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.”

“Phallic symbols. You know Catholics. I used to draw people naked all the time in my art class and my nun teachers used to tell me I had to put clothes on them. So I just drew lines around their bodies. See-through clothes. (When asked what she used to draw as a kid).”

“Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”

“Publicly humiliating someone for your own gain will only come and haunt you. God’s going to have his revenge.”

“Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac.”

“Straight men need to be emasculated. I’m sorry. They all need to be slapped around. Women have been kept down for too long. Every straight guy should have a man’s tongue in his mouth at least once.”

“That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure. Talking about Kabbalah”

“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.”

“They had style, they had grace Rita Hayworth gave good face Lauren, Katherine, Lana too Bette Davis, we love you.”

“This is a historical evening. This is fucking important evening… We are lucky to be sharing it with each other. This is the beginning of a whole new world. Open your fucking head!”

“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.”

“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. Q Magazine May 2008”

“When I came to New York it was the first time I’d ever taken a plane, the first time I’d ever gotten a taxi-cab, the first time for everything. And I came here with 35 dollars in my pocket. It was the bravest thing I’d ever done.”

“When in doubt act like god. ABC 20/20 interview 2004”