Anna Wintour DBE: 5 Powerful Quotes From The US Vogue Editor On Being Successful

We can all be inspired by them.

Anna Wintour has received the highest honour - Dame Commander (DBE) - in the the New Years Honours 2017 list.

The editor-in-chief of US Vogue has already received an OBE for her services to the fashion industry in 2008, but her new title is the female equivalent to knighthood - given to British nationals based abroad.

In case you needed any more proof Wintour is an absolute boss, we’ve compiled her five most powerful quotes to celebrate her awe-inspiring success.

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“I don't really follow market research. In the end, I respond to my own instincts.”

- Anna Wintour to CBS News
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“I think everyone should get sacked at least once. It was definitely a good thing for what it taught me.””

- Anna Wintour to Alastair Campbell
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“What people hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision."”

- Anna Wintour to WWD
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“I want our [Vogue] readers to be energetic executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests. There is a new kind of woman out there. She’s interested in business and money."”

- Anna Wintour to Hazine
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“If you’re an overnight sensation, you can be yesterday’s news in no time, whereas building something slowly and carefully that has value and quality, that’s what’s going to have legs."”

- Anna Wintour to Teen Vogue
August 1989

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