"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Madonna Ciccone on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Madonna Ciccone on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Madonna Ciccone on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Madonna Ciccone on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Madonna Ciccone on Ambrose Bierce
"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."