Madonna’s Best Quotes

Madonna has been a cultural icon for decades, and her words often reflect her bold personality and unapologetic attitude. Below, you’ll find some of her best quotes that capture her unique perspective and wisdom. Read more quotes from famous people here.

50 Madonna Quotes

  1. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna
  2. “Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.” — Madonna
  3. “To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else’s painting is a little difficult.” — Madonna
  4. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna
  5. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” — Madonna
  6. “Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.” — Madonna
  7. “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” — Madonna
  8. “Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.” — Madonna
  9. “I’m not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.” — Madonna
  10. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.” — Madonna
  11. “Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.” — Madonna
  12. “We all have our own personal challenges. It’s about how you overcome them and use them to your advantage.” — Madonna
  13. “Express yourself, don’t repress yourself.” — Madonna
  14. “I think the ultimate challenge is to have some kind of style and grace, even when you’re going through something difficult.” — Madonna
  15. “I’m not religious, but I’m very spiritual.” — Madonna
  16. “I always felt a vulnerability about being an artist and not being able to show what I’m really made of.” — Madonna
  17. “The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and respect.” — Madonna
  18. “I always thought I should be treated like a star.” — Madonna
  19. I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon, but I want to stay alive.” — Madonna
  20. “My work is a reflection of my soul.” — Madonna
  21. “I won’t be happy till I’m as famous as God.” — Madonna
  22. “I’m a very disciplined person when it comes to working out.” — Madonna
  23. “Power is being told you’re not loved and not being destroyed by it.” — Madonna
  24. “I think of myself as a soldier.” — Madonna
  25. “The worst thing about being famous? The press.” — Madonna
  26. “I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.” — Madonna
  27. “I wouldn’t have turned out the way I was if I didn’t have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.” — Madonna
  28. “I’m my own worst enemy. I’m not who I’m meant to be.” — Madonna
  29. “I have the strength of a bull, but I have the heart of a rabbit.” — Madonna
  30. “The best thing about being a mom is that it definitely keeps you grounded.” — Madonna
  31. “Art is sacred. Punk rock means freedom.” — Madonna
  32. “Fame is not something I take seriously.” — Madonna
  33. “In this business, you can be all washed up in a year.” — Madonna
  34. “I am because we are. We all bleed the same color. We all want to love and be loved.” — Madonna
  35. “I always thought I should be treated like a queen.” — Madonna
  36. “I feel just as hungry today as I did the day I left home.” — Madonna
  37. “I want to be the best. I want to be number one.” — Madonna
  38. “I always had a lot of confidence in my music. I felt it was groundbreaking.” — Madonna
  39. “I think scars are like battle wounds — beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.” — Madonna
  40. “Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free.” — Madonna
  41. “A lot of people are afraid to be honest. It’s like being naked.” — Madonna
  42. “I always feel better after I work out.” — Madonna
  43. “I don’t trust anyone who’s nice to me just because I am a celebrity.” — Madonna
  44. “I’m an artist, and I can be as egotistical as I want to be.” — Madonna
  45. “I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.” — Madonna
  46. “If it’s bitter at the start, then it’s sweeter in the end.” — Madonna
  47. “A woman’s destiny, they say, is not fulfilled until she holds in her arms her own little book.” — Madonna
  48. “I’d like to think I can make an impact in the world through my music.” — Madonna
  49. “I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.” — Madonna
  50. “I want to be remembered as a revolutionary who triggered an explosion of human imagination and creativity.” — Madonna

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