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Madonna Quotes


"Madonna: Is that a rug?" - Madonna Ciccone

"Material girls like Madonna Model for Donatella" - Nicki Minaj

"I want to be the black Madonna." - Rihanna

"Madonna is a living, breathing cash register." - Boy George

"I was definitely inspired by Madonna." - Ariana Grande

"I love divas. Madonna, Mariah, Beyonce, Britney." - Andy Cohen

"I think Madonna is a wonderful performer." - Patti Lupone

"Madonna, as we know, is very difficult," - Giorgio Armani

"Obviously Madonna reinforces everything absurd and offensive." - Steven Patrick Morrissey

"I always like Madonna; any Madonna song is good for me." - Jenna Dewan

"Madonna is closer to organised prostitution than anything else." - Steven Morrissey

"Larry Summers is to modesty what Madonna is to Chastity." - Paul Gigot

"Madonna created a monster that sucks up souls." - Rufus Wainwright

"Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle?" - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Some things get better with age. And then there's Madonna." - Greg Gutfeld

"I'm about to make people forget about Madonna." - Pink

"Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, they're all lefties." - Eric Bolling

"The French like burgers, Madonna and Miami Vice." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"It's a bit disconcerting being treated like Madonna." - Rowan Atkinson

"Madonna is completely down-to-earth. She's an absolute professional." - Natalie Dormer

"I think Madonna might have a multiple personality." - Maripol

"I was offered jobs impersonating everyone from Cher to Madonna." - Jefferson Mays

"I adore Madonna. She reinvents herself like no one else." - Jonathan Dimbleby

"The motorcycle black madonna Two wheeled gypsy queen." - Bob Dylan

"Madonna reinforces everything absurd and offensive. Desperate womanhood. Madonna is closer to organized prostitution than anything else." - Steven Morrissey

"I guess that's the major difference between '80s-club Madonna and today's Madonna is she can get anyone she wants to show up in the studio for her." - Mike Pesca

"I was named after my mother. And I guess when I started making records, Madonna Ciccone seemed too long and complicated, and I just got stuck with Madonna." - Madonna Ciccone

"Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Teresa. Fame is Madonna." - Erma Bombeck

"On Madonna: She's a gay man trapped in a woman's body." - Boy George

"Every artist paints his Madonna according to his own pre-conceived ideas." - Swami Vivekananda

"Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down." - Jeremy Scott

"Make no mistake, Madonna is always in control of the image she wants you to see." - Madonna Ciccone

"Beyonce is good-looking. Jennifer Lopez is good-looking. Madonna used to be good-looking." - Simon Cowell

"If Elton John and Madonna had a baby it would be Lady Gaga." - Jon Bon Jovi

"It was the best night of my life, getting to dance on stage with Madonna!" - Amy Schumer

"Lady Madonna lying on the bed Listen to the music playing in your head." - Paul Mccartney

"Madonna has total control over her life, and not many women have that" - Monica Seles

"I blow my own mind like Nirvana, and go the whole nine like Madonna." - Big Pun

"I almost cried the other day listening to 'Vogue' by Madonna." - Rick Owens

"I almost cried the other day listening to "Vogue" by Madonna." - Rick Owens

"Comparing Madonna with Marilyn Monroe is like comparing Raquel Welch with the back of a bus." - Boy George

"Madonna looked amazing. I can't believe she's 89 and looks like that." - Robbie Williams

"I'm not like Madonna. I haven't changed my lilt in my voice." - Rich Fulcher

"Madonna has a very unique style and comes up constantly with these great songs." - Paul Oakenfold

"Madonna: I am a sick fuck I have my nose in everybody's sex life!" - Madonna Ciccone

"Thank you Madonna and fans for an experience of a lifetime!" - Guy Oseary

"The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable." - Bette Midler

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other." - Erma Bombeck

"As a major contemporary composer, Madonna should not let the eye dictate to the ear." - Camille Paglia

"Madonna and I worked very closely. I was more like the big sister to her." - Maripol

"I think the best artists are the ones who constantly change - Madonna, Bowie." - Charli Xcx

"I have sold more books on physics than Madonna has on sex." - Stephen Hawking

"I was thrilled when a designer shop assistant said I was a size smaller than Madonna!" - Anne Robinson

"Madonna has total control over her life, and not many women have that." - Monica Seles

"Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe - they were myths of greatness." - Rita Ora

"I'd love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked." - Dolly Parton

"I loved Michael Jackson and Madonna. I styled my hair like Whitney Houston." - Concha Buika

"I almost cried the other day listening to 'Vogue' by Madonna." - Rick Owens

"But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies." - Norman Jewison

"I was not even allowed to mention the name Madonna in my household - just because I think the '80s and '90s were so Madonna-filled. She was going through so many evolutions at that time." - Katy Perry

"I consider Madonna a friend, and she sure knows how to work the publicity machine. Of course, I don't have breasts. If I did have, I'd be in the number one spot over Madonna." - Spike Lee

"[When criticized for appearing bare-shouldered Madonna-like at a banquet:] A comparison between Madonna and me is a comparison between a strapless evening gown and a gownless evening strap." - Kim Campbell

"It was reported that Guy Ritchie has cast his wife Madonna in a small walk-on role in his new movie, Revolver. Madonna will play the part of the woman who ruins the film." - Tina Fey

"I had Madonna parties; I dressed like Madonna, and I had all of her records because we had records back then. I knew all of her lyrics; I was obsessed with her movies and the whole thing." - Judy Greer

"I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her." - Britney Spears

"Me, my niggas and some Madonna hoes that look just like virgins but trust they down to go." - Drake

"It worried me when Britney snogged Madonna. It looked a bit fake. It screamed 'We're in this for the money'." - Simon Le Bon

"I'm like Madonna: I'm Ming-Na. Just my first and middle name. That's it. Pure and simple." - Ming-Na Wen

"Despite popular opinion, there are no important parallels between Madonna and Monroe, who was a virtuoso comedienne but who was in secure, depressive, passive-aggressive, and infuriatingly obstructionist in her career habits. Madonna is manic, perfectionist, workaholic. Monroe abused alcohol and drugs, while Madonna shuns them. Monroe had a tentative, melting, dreamy solipsism; Madonna has Judy Holliday's wisecracking smart mouth and Joan Crawford's steel will and bossy, circus master managerial competence." - Camille Paglia

"Madonna wasn't an acrobat or anything, but the sex was good. I could tell she liked it." - Dennis Rodman

"Madonna has a far profounder vision of sex than do the feminists. She sees both the animality and the artifice. Changing her costume style and hair color virtually every month, Madonna embodies the eternal values of beauty and pleasure. Feminism says, 'No more masks.' Madonna says we are nothing but masks. Through her enormous impact on young women around the world, Madonna is the future of feminism." - Camille Paglia

"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will." - Joan Cusack

"I really haven't paid attention to Madonna since about like 7th or 8th grade when she used to be popular" - Mariah Carey

"Madonna has an incredible face. A face you would like to look at blown up 50 feet high!" - Susan Seidelman

"Popular culture is morally bankrupt, flagrantly licentious and utterly materialistic-and Madonna is the worst of all." - Tipper Gore

"I invite [journalists] to seriously study the facts of Guadalupe. The Madonna is there. I cannot find another explanation." - Pope Francis

"Madonna is the most famous woman on the planet and has been for a number of decades." - James D'arcy

"India's had two groovy moments. Once when the Beatles went to India and now when Madonna has embraced yoga." - Padma Lakshmi

"I say more power to [Madonna], though I don't know how much more power is out there." - Carrie Fisher

"I have definitely reached the same level as Madonna in terms of sales. I'm really pleased about that." - George Michael

"Madonna is the speedboat, and the rest of us are just the Go-Gos on water skis." - Liz Phair

"My dad brought me Michael Jackson and Madonna and said, "This is ALL you need to know!"" - Neon Hitch

"The lie is, even if you do work out, you'll never look like Madonna. That's the lie." - Mike Pesca

"The last time I saw African kids this excited, Madonna was at their school with a net." - Russell Howard

"MTV was such a great training for me. I did live interviews with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna." - Carson Daly

"If Madonna asks anybody to go and hang out with them for a month, they'd all do it." - Vicky Mcclure

"It worried me when Britney snogged Madonna. It looked a bit fake. It screamed 'We're in this for the money." - Simon Le Bon

"I love Madonna. She is the only woman I have asked to marry me. She refused, of course." - Jean Paul Gaultier

"I need to show the world that my final goal is to perform huge concerts like Madonna." - Psy

"I can understand that the whole world is interested in my wife Madonna. That's even why I married her." - Guy Ritchie

"I grew as close to Madonna as I've ever been to a woman without being romantically involved." - Nile Rodgers

"Madonna was so flamboyant in terms of her look, her style, her public pronouncements, her religious taboo-smashing." - Rob Sheffield

"I'm like Madonna: I'm Ming-Na. Just my first and middle name. That's it. Pure and simple." - Mingna Wen

"I performed at Mom and Dad's party when I was four. Oh my gosh, I was singing a Madonna song, and I peed myself!" - Britney Spears

"I've been friends with madonna for ever. In fact she was at my 3rd solo performance in 1990, and there were only 10 people in the audience." - Moby

"Unlike those who fight truly intolerant things like terrorism throughout the world, Madonna is really the lone brave voice in the wilderness standing up against evil." - Greg Gutfeld

"I hate to say it, but she's trying to copy Miley [Cyrus] and Miley's trying to copy her. The era of Madonna is over." - Andrea Tantaros

"I like to listen to different kinds of music - it just depends on my mood. I love Madonna, Russian singers... I like the Rolling Stones a lot!" - Oksana Baiul

"Madonna, eat your heart out, Britney Spears, eat your heart out. I would say we have diamond records coming - they're gonna sell 10-million plus." - Spencer Pratt

"It grew late. Through the open door, stealthily, came the scent of madonna lilies, almost as if it were prowling abroad." - D H Lawrence

"I don't want to sound presumptuous, but I've made it my goal to revolutionize pop music. The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago" - Lady Gaga

"I thought it was very humanitarian of Sean Penn and Madonna to marry each other. That way, they make only two people miserable instead of four." - Cesar Romero

"The vast majority of women musicians function under singular names like 'Cher' 'Madonna'. They have to get married almost immediately to preserve their honour." - Ayshay

"Ironically, my rabbi was a bar mitzvah Nazi. So I got bar mitzvahed. And though I didn't want to, the theme of my bar mitzvah party was Madonna." - Billy Eichner

"I watched this documentary on Madonna. I remember I grew up hearing she wanted to rule the world. Actually, she worked really hard - really, really hard." - Winona Ryder

"Madonna is interesting. She changed music. She definitely did. She gave me an opportunity that no one else would give me, so I am very grateful to her." - Meshell Ndegeocello

"When uncle Eddie does his impression of 'Like a Virgin' it's like Madonna is coming out of his body!' Christ what an image." - Louise Rennison

"Growing up, I thought I was going to be Madonna. I wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to dance and sing." - Natalie Maines

"I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear." - Randy Newman

"I think I would love to have dinner with Gandhi; Jesus Christ; Mother Theresa; Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA; and Madonna." - Jane Velezmitchell

"If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face." - Elizabeth Banks

"I'm a good Catholic girl in the way that Madonna is. In the sense that I'm not that good at all." - Heather Graham

"Music never dies. Do we really need another Madonna tour? Does she have to compete with women performers 25 years her junior?" - Camille Paglia

"Stephen Jones' hats are what we used to call 'creations'; extravagant, odd things for extravagant, odd people like Madonna or Lady Gaga. They're worn in a parallel universe." - Peter York

"If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna." - Madonna Ciccone

"One thing about me is that I'm very much like the Black Madonna. I love to reinvent myself and that's because I am a very free person." - Lil' Kim

"I never had a rivalry with Madonna. You don't knock another sister, ever. There's room for everybody on this planet; you don't have to be like anyone else." - Cyndi Lauper

"There are certain people who have become better artists, but they're brilliant at marketing. I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna." - Michael Bolton

"When I was in N.Y. bartending, I was in a billion music videos. I was in Madonna, George Michael, Salt-n-Pepa - it goes on and on." - Pauley Perrette

"I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself." - Shakira

"Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she's achieved." - Nile Rodgers

"Ultimately, I made my range wider because I wanted to suit each publication that I worked for. Talk about reinvention - I'm like the Madonna of photography." - Mario Testino

"People wanted me to be like the Madonna, the white nun, you know, and that's not me. But I'm no villain." - Mary Beth Whitehead

"Since Madonna is positioned as always 'cooler than thou,' we all are primed for schadenfreude if something in her fabulous life goes amiss." - Naomi Wolf

"A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx." - Saul Steinberg

"Many artists in Mexico fight to be the Latina Madonna. I don't want that! Never! Maybe she's the American Gloria Trevi!" - Gloria Trevi

"I would switch roles with Madonna for a day. Or if Audrey Hepburn was still alive, Audrey Hepburn. I love Audrey Hepburn. She's one of my idols, also." - Lindsay Lohan

"I love a good lyricist - always have. The thing that inspired me most was the different performers, like Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, even Janet Jackson." - Jennifer Lopez

"Madonna is a feminist and has been doing more for the cause than all the grumpy feminists, who are giving nothing back by being grumpy." - Christian Louboutin

"One of the things that I've learned working with Madonna is you just move forward. It's really rare that she ever brings up the past." - Guy Oseary

"All my friends went to the Madonna concert when I was in, maybe, the 9th grade, and my mother refused to let me go." - Sarah Paulson

"I felt connected with Madonna from a very young age. I think I share a lot of qualities from her personality. I really respect her." - Marina And The Diamonds

"Madonna is the true feminist. She exposes the puritanism and suffocating ideology of American feminism, which is stuck in an adolescent whining mode. Madonna has taught young women to be fully female and sexual while still exercising control over their lives." - Camille Paglia

"I have nothing against Sean Penn. I don't even mind that he ended up divorcing Madonna. I mean, I still like Shia LaBeouf even though he chose to star in Transformers, which turned out to be a movie about robots from space. That Talk. Which is just as bad as choosing to divorce Madonna, if you ask me" - Meg Cabot

"I've walked down the street with Madonna, and I've walked down the street with Colin Firth, and it was a little bit more... with Madonna they were a little rougher, but they were all there for Colin. It was amazing. Women adore him. They swoon." - Beeban Kidron

"But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying." - Abbey Lincoln

"I love Madonna! If you want to see the Madonna I know, just go on YouTube and you'll see those early interviews before the record came out. She was giddy and wonderful and giggly and happy and so excited looking towards the future." - Nile Rodgers

"I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot." - Britney Spears

"When I was kid, I remember playing 'Vogue' by Madonna over and over and over again. And ah, you know, something about the beat was really cool, and Madonna, visually, was on TV all the time and I thought she was just so beautiful." - Adam Lambert

"Madonna did amazing songs. She had an amazing sense of style, without a stylist. And she was flawed, and sometimes she admitted it. I'll fight the fight for Madonna. I think she should send me some chocolates or something to thank me." - Mia

"Dont expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: shes not the best singer in the world, but shes got where she has through hard work." - Rick Astley

"Sam- I didn't know you had a last name I thought you were like Iman or Madonna or Beyonce. You just needed the one name. Dekka- Yeah sure, me and Beyonce" - Michael Grant

"Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonna-to prove his intellect is a virgin birth, papa had nothing to do with it? It's the sign of the misogynist." - Christina Stead

"I have sold more books on physics than Madonna has on sex. [Hawking adopted this statement from a remark made to him by his former post-doc, Nathan Myhrvold.]" - Stephen Hawking

"In my head, I wanted to be Madonna, but the music I was writing on paper was not what you'd choreograph dancers in costumes to. It was more coffee-house stuff." - Bonnie Mckee

"All these stuff she's done before - the rosary, the deep thoughts, the faux British accent. It's the same thing over and over. She's be so much better if she just retired, and I like Madonna." - Andrea Tantaros

"I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. 'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me. 'We work at it every day." - Al Franken

"I wouldn't want to be a superstar, like Julia Roberts or Madonna, and be on the cover of 'US' magazine when I'm twenty - that's how you know you're really hot. I'd rather have a long respected career." - Kellie Martin

"What did Isabelle want?" Jace asked. Alec hesitated. "Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with us." "Sure," said Magnus. "And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour." - Cassandra Clare

"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." - Madonna