Madonna Ciccone

Writing is a very intimate thing, especially when you write lyrics and sing them in front of someone for the first time. It's like a really embarrassing situation. To me, singing is almost like crying, and you have to really know someone before you can start crying in front of them.Madonna Ciccone

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The thing about dancing - what it taught me all those years - is it gives you an amazing sense of discipline in forcing yourself to do things that you know are good for you but you don't really want to do.Madonna Ciccone

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I'm ambitious. But if I weren't as talented as I am ambitious, I would be a gross monstrosity.Madonna Ciccone

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I get strength from my art - all the paintings I own are powerful.Madonna Ciccone

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I love being a mother. My children fill me up in many ways, and inspire me in many ways, but I need a partner in my life, and I think most people feel that way.Madonna Ciccone

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I'm attracted to artists like Frida Kahlo, because her work was her life, her questions, her outrage, her suffering, her pain. Everything is in her work.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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We like to put people on a pedestal, give them one character trait, and if they step outside of that shrinelike area that we blocked out for them, then we will punish them.Madonna Ciccone

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Growing up, I didn't feel cool; I didn't fit into any crowd.Madonna Ciccone

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I think it's fun to get in a room and sweat with people. I'm happy to share my workouts with everyone.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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Everybody in our family studied a musical instrument. My father was really big on that. Somehow I only took a year or two of piano lessons and I convinced my father to let me take dancing lessons.Madonna Ciccone

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Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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Things were a lot simpler in Detroit. I didn't care about anything but boyfriends.Madonna Ciccone

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I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl: I want to rule the world.Madonna Ciccone

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I don't go to the sale rack. But I wouldn't say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful.Madonna Ciccone

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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 Ciccone

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I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.Madonna Ciccone

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One thing I've learned is that I'm not the owner of my talent; I'm the manager of it.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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I think of myself as a performance artist. I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.Madonna Ciccone

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If you have children, you know you're responsible for somebody. You realize you are being imitated; your belief systems and priorities have a direct influence on these children, who are like flowers in a garden.Madonna Ciccone

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You realise that having a number one record and being loved and adored isn't the most important thing in the world. But at the same time, I don't have a problem with it. What I'm trying to say is, I'm not a reluctant pop star.Madonna Ciccone

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Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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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.Madonna Ciccone

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In England especially, I've found that if you bring up King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson at a dinner party or a social gathering, it's like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the room.Madonna Ciccone

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I'm always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.Madonna Ciccone

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