"On the one hand, the idea of marriage and the sort of traditional family life repulses me. But on the other hand, I long for it, you know what I mean? I'm constantly in conflict with things. And it is because of my past and my upbringing and the journey that I've been on."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Madonna Ciccone on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Madonna Ciccone on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Madonna Ciccone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Madonna Ciccone on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Madonna Ciccone on James C. Dobson
"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."