"I get strength from my art - all the paintings I own are powerful."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Madonna Ciccone on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Madonna Ciccone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Madonna Ciccone on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Madonna Ciccone on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Madonna Ciccone on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks."
"Things were a lot simpler in Detroit. I didn't care about anything but boyfriends."
"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."
"I have my work and my faith... If that's boring to some people, I can't tell you how much I don't care."