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Motivational Quotes from the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion: Anna Wintour

Motivational Quotes from the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion: Anna Wintour

With 2018 coming to an end, you might be beginning to reflect on the goals you are trying to accomplish or the targets that you haven’t quite reached yet. As the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder, we understand that finding the motivation to kick start your career goals might be a little tough. So, we’ve rounded up some inspirational quotes from Fashion’s favourite boss, Anna Wintour to give you some end-of-the-year encouragement.


With many accolades under her designer belt, including Editor-In-Chief of Vogue, Artistic Director of Conde Nast, and being fashion’s most influential woman in general, it wouldn’t hurt to follow her words of wisdom.

“The best way to make a dream come true is to wake up.”



“If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque, it’s simply because I’m striving for the best.”



“The most important thing I can do is try, and make myself very clearly understood.”



“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.”

“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want. What people hate most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.”



“Fashion’s not about looking back. It’s always about looking forward.”



“It’s very important to take risks. I think research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless.”



“I wasn’t academically successful. And maybe I’ve spent a lot of my career trying to make up for that. “

“It is crucial to have multiple interests and skill sets. To have tried, and possibly failed at many different undertakings. The young people that we hire today at Conde Nast, are fearless polymaths. Hardworking and passionate, creative and curious.”



“I think it’s always a part of life to have some knocks as well as successes, and you know, to learn.”



“Be true to yourself… you can’t really worry too much by looking to the left or the right about what the competition might be doing.”

by Lindsay Selliah
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