Happy Birthday Madonna.
Today marks Madonna’s 53rd Birthday. Over the last three decades she has broken boundaries, pushed buttons, created a living legend and given us some of the most timeless pop music recorded.
Today, as I do every year, I honour the Birthday of Madonna with celebrations; YouTube videos, quotations, my favourite songs, unreleased stuff, all before tonight’s party where I’ll be watching her greatest clips and live performances with some of my best friends.
Here are some of my favourite Madonna quotes, and a select few of the many Madonna favourites on YouTube. Some of the quotes relate to the video below it, but some do not. It’s a bit of a mixtape.
To The Queen of Pop, Happy Birthday, and Thank You for the Music.
“I am big. It’s the videos that got smaller.”
“Happy Father Pussy Lover.”
“You’ve been hanging out with tramps with cheap clothes and bad songs to sing.”
“What is this strange fascination with Axle Rose? He looks very unhealthy.”
“I have a problem with the fact that there’s no air in here and I’m gonna die. Open. The Door. Now.”
“If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.”
“You’re not askin’ the question motherfucker!”
“Am I gonna be in a movie soon? Well the movie’s gonna be out soon. I’ve already been in it.”
“To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone elses painting is a little difficult.”
“I wouldn’t have turned out the way I was if I didn’t have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.”
“Every straight guy should have a man’s tongue in his mouth at least once. I don’t trust a man that hasn’t kissed another man.”
“I’m not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.”
“Children always understand. They have open minds. They have built-in shit detectors.”
“I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.”
“I would like to see the Pope wearing my T-shirt.”
“Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It’s a painful religion. We’re all gluttons for punishment.”
“I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.”
“You understand what I’m talkin’ about Detroit?!!”
“Evelyn. EVELYN! I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to kill your son!”
“Everybody loves you when they are about to cum.”
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.”
“Strong women leave big hickies.”
“Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.”
“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”
“I have a cage, It’s called the stage. When I’m let out, I run about, And sing and dance and sweat and yell, I have so many tales to tell. I like to push things to the edge, and inch my way along the ledge. I feel like God, I feel like shit. The paradox, an even split. It’s just a job, I always say. I should be grateful everyday. Sometimes I think I just can’t do it, but I persist and I get through it. And I console myself each night, At least my cage is filled with light.”
Happy Birthday Darling.