Pop legend Madonna is known for her constant reinvention as a performer. She went solo as a pop singer and became a sensation on the then male-dominated ’80s music scene. She has achieved 21 Top 10 hits in the United States and has sold more than 70 million albums internationally. In January 2008, she was named the world’s wealthiest female musician by Forbes magazine. Her parents’ strict observation of the Catholic faith played a large role in Madonna’s childhood. There were always priests and nuns in her house while she was growing up. Madonna was only 5 years old at the time of her mother’s death. Haunted by the memories of her mother’s frailty and passive demeanour during her final days, Madonna was determined to make her own voice heard. EliteColumn brings you 12 strongest quotes from this strong singer.