Madonna Ciccone Quotes.
When I went to Africa, I was reduced to floods of tears every day.
When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.
Making movies is really hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
If I can’t be daring in my work or the way I live my life, then I don’t really see the point of being on this planet.
I’ve always been under scrutiny. But I used to just not really pay attention to what people said.
I just find the people I want to work with and put it all together, and it’s a lot of hard work, and all kinds of catastrophes happen, but I don’t really get too much resistance. But when you make a movie, it seems like there’s nothing but resistance. It’s kind of a miracle that any movie ever gets made.
I want to give a child a life who wouldn’t be given a life. I want a child that nobody else wants.
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 was more of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I mean, I sang in school choirs and I sang in school musicals, but I was much more interested in dancing than singing.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It’s a painful religion. We’re all gluttons for punishment.
With all the chaos, pain and suffering in the world, the fact that my adoption of a child from who was living in an orphanage, you know, was the number one story for a week in the world. To me, that says more about our inability to focus on the real problems.
I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.
I think it’s fun to get in a room and sweat with people. I’m happy to share my workouts with everyone.
I always acted like a star long before I was one.
Power is being told you’re not loved and not being destroyed by it.
I’ve always danced and exercised. I can’t imagine not doing it. I’ll be Martha Graham in my 90s doing contractions on the floor.
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.