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    Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: men  pleasure  poor 
     
    I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon but i want to STAY ALIVE.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    There's no such thing as the perfect soulmate. If you meet someone and you think they're perfect, you better run as fast as you can in the other direction. 'Cos your soulmate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: people  soulmate 
     
    I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    We like to put people on a pedestal, give them one character trait, and if they step outside of that shrinelike area that we blocked out for them, then we will punish them.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: character  people 
     
    I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: time  future  friends  focus 
     
    I live - I live a highly scheduled life. There's absolutely no time wasted. I'm very focused. And I have a great assistant.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: time  live 
     
    I suppose I sometimes used to act like I wasn't a human being... Sometimes I look back at myself and remember things I used to say, or my hairstyle, and I cringe.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: human 
     
    I went to the University of Michigan for one year, and fortunately they had a foreign-film cinema, and I discovered it, and I thought I died and went to heaven.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    I have a funny relationship with religion. I'm a big believer in ritualistic behavior as long as it doesn't hurt anybody. But I'm not a big fan of rules. And yet, we cannot live in a world without order.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    I'm guilty of eating Magnum bars before I go to sleep at night.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: sleep  night 
     
    I'm opening gyms around the world to encourage people to get in shape and feel good about themselves; bringing art through dance to gyms to make my gyms different from other people's.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: people  world  encourage  dance 
     
    The thing about dancing - what it taught me all those years - is it gives you an amazing sense of discipline in forcing yourself to do things that you know are good for you but you don't really want to do.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: discipline  year 
     
    Writing is a very intimate thing, especially when you write lyrics and sing them in front of someone for the first time. It's like a really embarrassing situation. To me, singing is almost like crying, and you have to really know someone before you can start crying in front of them.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: time  crying  writing  write  lyrics 
     
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    I think of myself as a performance artist. I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: hate  star  artist 
     
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: thoughts 
     
    When I first moved to New York, I wanted to be a dancer. I danced professionally for years, living a hand-to-mouth existence. I never tapped into nightlife; all I knew was dancers. We went to bed early and got up early and went to free concerts at the Lincoln Center and Shakespeare in the Park.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: living  existence  year 
     
    I'm always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: talent  philosophy 
     
    Men are such power-seeking creatures, and they usually kill people to get to the throne.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: men  people 
     
    I'm attracted to artists like Frida Kahlo, because her work was her life, her questions, her outrage, her suffering, her pain. Everything is in her work.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    I wear the Jewish star, but I'm not - I haven't converted to Judaism, and I'm not - I'm not - I'm not Jewish in the conventional sense because the Kaballah is a belief system that predates religion and predates Judaism as an organized religion.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: belief  star 
     
    I've always danced and exercised. I can't imagine not doing it. I'll be Martha Graham in my 90s doing contractions on the floor.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: imagine 
     
    Being famous has changed a lot, because now there's so many outlets, between magazines, TV shows, and the Internet, for people to stalk and follow you. We created the monster.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: people  internet 
     
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: goal 
     
    I think a lot of people have a problem with the fact that I've adopted an African child, a child who has a different color skin than I do.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    One of the things that helps me tell a story through music is to create a character. I have to have a muse, whether it's Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham, Marlene Dietrich, or Pippi Longstocking.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: character  help  music  stories 
     
    I believe sometimes we aren't always in charge of everything that we do creatively. We submit to things as we're going on our own journey.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: journey  believe 
     
    I've always been acutely aware of differences and the way you are supposed to act if you want to be popular.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: people  work  miracle  movie 
     
    I tend to write during the day so I can see my children at night. But if my kids aren't with me and I have a chunk of time when I'm a single woman living in my house for a miraculous week, I will get to write at different hours.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: children  time  women  living  night  child  write  kids 
     
    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.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: women  human 
     
    Of course, my interests and my focus change and become more diverse, more worldly. At the same time, I am interested in the simple basics, which is I love to dance and I love to make people dance.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: time  people  focus  dance 
     
    Imagine if someone like John Lennon or Bob Marley, Sid Vicious, Picasso, whomever, were doing their work, and some corporation, some CEO, some branding entity was saying to you, 'Well, you can do that, but you've got to remove this aspect of your work.' There would no longer be that purity anymore.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: work  saying  imagine 
     
    I'm tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    When I went to Africa, I was reduced to floods of tears every day.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: tears  africa 
     
    I'm a showgirl. After 20 years in show business, I've learned to roll with the punches.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: business  year 
     
    I think it's fun to get in a room and sweat with people. I'm happy to share my workouts with everyone.
    — Madonna Ciccone
    tags: people  fun  shares 
     
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    madonna ciccone
    Birth    : August 16, 1958
    Occupation  : Singer-songwriter

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