Quotes by: Madonna Ciccone
I wouldn't live in Chicago cause it's too conservative, aside for the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives there.
I think of myself as a performance artist. I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
I don't like rooms you never use or that are wasted space but I also like a sparseness and a cleanness.
I think my biggest flaw is my insecurity. I'm terribly insecure. I'm plagued with insecurities 24/7.
I like to think I'm a role model for women. But I also don't like to just limit it to women. I like to think I'm a role model for human beings in general.
As an artist myself, I know what it's like to put your heart and soul into something. You can feel the presence of another person.
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.
I think it's fun to get in a room and sweat with people. I'm happy to share my workouts with everyone.
I live - I live a highly scheduled life. There's absolutely no time wasted. I'm very focused. And I have a great assistant.
I've never really lived a conventional life, so I think it's quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.
There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something.
When I left Michigan and I came to New York, that was my goal, to be a professional dancer. And I sort of fell into singing by accident in a way.
Men are such power-seeking creatures, and they usually kill people to get to the throne.
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.
I didn't have many friends; I might not have had any friends. But it all turned out good in the end, because when you aren't popular and you don't have a social life, it gives you more time to focus on your future.
I know there's more to life than making lots of money and being successful and even getting married and having a family.
People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
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 really saw myself as the quintessential Cinderella. I think that's when I really thought about how I wanted to do something else and get away from all that.