*This is a compilation of quotes sourced from the internet.
Madonna made world history by being recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records and the second biggest selling female artist of all time in the US, with 300 million albums sold and a string of hits that reached number one the record charts.
Born Maddona Louise Ciccione, on August 16th 1958, singer, songwriter, actress, author and businesswoman she became known for her ability to push boundaries in her lyrics and music videos and has received multiple accolades including a Golden Globe for her stellar performance in the film Evita. Armed with ambition, daring and unwillingness to live by anybody’s rules but her own, Madonna achieved staggering success and has solidified her status as a global icon, a legend and the undisputed Queen of Pop.
I Am Driven By | I’m always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.
My Highlights | I am rich and famous. I have a talented and gorgeous husband and two beautiful children. I could go on.
A Key Talent | I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.
The Characteristics Of Success | I’ve been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.
Critical Skills I Develop | A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.
How I Use My Mind | Never forget to dream.
Lessons I Have Learnt | One thing I’ve learned is that I’m not the owner of my talent; I’m the manager of it.
Dealing with Doubt | I have an iron will, and all of my will has always been to conquer some horrible feeling of inadequacy. . . I push past one spell of it and discover myself as a special human being, and then I get to another stage and think I’m mediocre and uninteresting. . . . Again and again. My drive in life is from this horrible fear of being mediocre. And that’s always pushing me, pushing me.
Performing At My Peak | I live a highly scheduled life. There’s absolutely no time wasted. I’m very focused. And I have a great assistant.
Resources I Use To Stay Inspired | I’m always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.
My Future Dreams And Ambitions | I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl: I want to rule the world.
The Meaning Of Life | If I can’t be daring in my work or the way I live my life, then I don’t really see the point of being on this planet. Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.
Advice On Building Wealth | I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.
On Inspiring Others | I’m encouraging other people, whether they’re professionals or not, to use their creativity to express themselves, to get a conversation going, to get the party started, really.
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.
I Am Inspired By | One of the things that help 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.
The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | 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.
I’d love to be a memorable figure in the history of entertainment in some sexual, comic, tragic way. I’d like to leave the impression that Marilyn Monroe did, to be able to arouse so many different feelings in people.