"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Madonna Ciccone on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Madonna Ciccone on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Madonna Ciccone on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Madonna Ciccone on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Madonna Ciccone on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."