Here are some quotes from the famous Madonna:

  1. "In a time when political correctness is valued over honesty, I would also like to say: ride on motherfuckers...!"
  2. "If at first you don't succeed, you're obviously not me."
  3. "Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac."
  4. "You have to be patient. I'm not."
  5. "It takes a Real man to fill my shoes."
  6. "To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else's painting is a little difficult."
  7. "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."
  8. "Why did God create men? Because vibrators can't mow the lawn."
  9. "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."
  10. "Then there are guys who say "I have never fantasized about being with a man." They are lying. And the least offensive men I've been with in terms of their sexual politics, and how they view me as a woman, have been men who have either slept with men, or at least kissed or held a man once. It opens up your thinking. You don't think that women are less-than you are." (From her book "Sex".)
  11. "Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep."
  12. "I always thought I should be treated like a star."
  13. "I'm like a cockroach you just can't get rid of me!"
  14. "I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world."
  15. "One of my all-time favourite poets is Charles Bukowski. I think he's the coollest guy in the world."
  16. "I think you can be defiant and rebellious and still be strong and positive."
  17. "I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."
  18. "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."
  19. I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against."
  20. "Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment."
  21. "It is difficult to believe in a religion that places such a high premium on chastity and virginity."
  22. "I'm not going to compromise my artistic integrity." (Spoken in her documentary "Truth or Dare".)
  23. "Everybody loves you when they are about to come."
  24. "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it."
  25. "When I get down on my knees, it is not to pray"
  26. "My pussy has nine lives." (From her book "Sex".)
  27. "Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another." - lyric from "Justify My Love"
  28. "If I was to change my name, I'd used my confimation name, Veronica. I chose her because she wiped the face of Jesus, which I thought was really romantic."
  29. "If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna."
  30. "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."
  31. "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."
  32. "I was publicly flogged." (RE: the "Sex" book phase of her career)
  33. "I wanna rule the world." (When asked what she wanted to do, on "American Bandstand".)
  34. "Come on girls! Do you believe in love? Cause I got something to say about it." (From the song Express yourself).
  35. "Hey you! Don't be silly! Put a rubber on your willie!" (Poem written for AIDS P.S.A.)
  36. "So what?" (In response to nude photos published early in career.)
  37. "I don't trust any man who hasn't kissed another man."
  38. "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!")
  39. "I became an overachiever to get approval from the world."
  40. "People think they will wake up one day and I'll be gone. But I'm never going away."
  41. "I went to New York. I had a dream. I wanted to be a big star. I didn’t know anybody. I wanted to dance. I wanted to sing. I wanted to do all those things. I wanted to make people happy. 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."
  42. "I'm tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay."
  43. "Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them!"
  44. "Strong women leave big hickies."
  45. "Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done."
  46. "I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art."
  47. "Never forget to dream."
  48. "I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God."
  49. "A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want." (From her book "Sex")
  50. "Children always understand. They have open minds. They have built-in shit detectors."
  51. "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."
  52. "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."
  53. "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."
  54. "It only took me 40 years to get it right." (Talking about Guy Ritchie)
  55. "Humiliating someone for gain will haunt you. God will have his revenge."
  56. "I think passive beauties have their place in the world. It's hard for me to relate to that."
  57. "I was sacked from Dunkin' Donuts for squirting the donut jelly all over the customers." (About working in Dunkin' Donuts in New York before becoming famous).
  58. "I would like to see the Pope wearing my T-shirt."
  59. "Condoms saved my life."
  60. "If you have to ask for something more than once or twice it wasn't yours in the first place."
  61. "Maybe I'm just a gay man inside a womans body!" (Talking to Michael Parkinson in November 2005)
  62. "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."
  63. "If you don't like my attitude, then you can fuck off, just go to Texas and suck George Bush's dick!" (Singing 'I Love New York' at Coachella Festival 2006)
  64. "I fear the future I wish for my children is at risk, so I'm taking action. Please join me. Our greatest risk is not terrorism, and it's not Iraq or the "Axis of Evil". Our greatest risk is a lack of leadership, a lack of honesty and a complete lack of consciousness. Unfortunately our current government cannot see the big picture. They think too small. They suffer from the “what's in it for me?” syndrome. The simple truth is that the current administration has squandered incredible opportunities to bring the world together, to promote peace in regions that have only known war, to encourage health in places that are ravaged with disease, to make us more secure by living up to our principles at home and abroad. The simple truth is that the policies of our current administration do not reflect what is great about America." (About the War in Iraq & the Bush administration).
  65. "Beauty's where you find it" (lyrics to 'Vogue')
  66. "Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion."
  67. "I think I have a dick in my brain. I don't need to have one between my legs."
  68. "I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs."
  69. "Being loved keeps you young."
  70. "I feel just as hungry today as I did the day I left home."
  71. "Unlike the others I'll do anything. I'm not the same, I have no shame" (lyrics from 'Burning Up')
  72. "Now that I got everyone's attention, what do I have to say?" (Behind The Music on VH1)
  73. "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."
  74. "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."
  75. "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."
  76. "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."
  77. "I'm saying celebrity is bullshit. And who knows better then me?"
  78. Madonna: "Is that a rug?"
  79. Letterman: after the singer brands him a "sick fuck": "You realize this is being broadcast don't you?"
  80. 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?!"
  81. 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."
  82. 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!"
  83. Letterman, during the next show's monologue: "Do you know what I've realized? I think Madonna likes to shock people."