10 Madonna quotes that are so Madonna to celebrate her birthday


Say what you will about Madonna, but there is no denying Madonna's lasting impression on pop music and pop culture, and we're proud that Madge is from the Motor City — even if she tends to forget that she is from time to time.  

The singer is celebrating her 58th birthday today (get it, girl!) and in celebration of such, we compiled a list of our favorite Madonna quotes from over the years. Some are ridiculous, some are provocative, and some are surprisingly inspirational and badass! Just Madonna being Madonna. Enjoy! 

1. "I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay." 

2. "I always thought I should be treated like a star." 

3. "I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art." 

4. “To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone else’s painting is a little difficult”

5. “Everybody loves you when they are about to cum.”

6. “I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon but I want to Stay Alive.”

7. “Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free.”

8. “I am rich and famous. I have a talented and gorgeous husband and two beautiful children. I could go on.”

9. “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”

10. And finally, "Bitch, I'm Madonna." 


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