Oprah covers the March 2018 issue of InStyle Magazine photographed by Phil Poynter and styled by Karla Welch.
On what makes her angry right now: “What makes me angriest is the lack of discernment. Maya [Angelou] used to say to me, ‘When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Babe, your problem is you have to be shown 29 times.’ So, I see a lot of people who have to be shown 29 times, who have a lack of discernment for things that appear to be obvious. Character is very much a defining matter in everything that you do. To be able to say because you behaved a certain way doesn’t [reflect] who you really are, that’s just wrong.”
On people saying “Oprah 2020”: “I actually saw a mug the other day … I thought it was a cute mug. All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt. I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
On life in your 60s: “You take no shit. None. Not a bit. In your 40s you want to say you take no shit, but you still do. In your 60s you take none. There’s both a quickening and a calming—there’s a sense that you don’t have as much time on earth as you once did. For me, there’s also a sense of calming about that.”
Cover: Gucci Jacket
First Image: Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 Collection
Second Image: Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 Collection
[Photo Credit: Phil Poynter/InStyle Magazine, vogue.com]