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If you thought Oprah Winfrey’s televised Golden Globes speech was inspirational, just wait until you see what went down behind the scenes.

After accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, the media mogul headed backstage to bestow even more inspiring advice in the press room. While we could easily dissect every word that came out of her mouth during the ten-minute Q&A, here are some of our fave highlights.

When asked about the greatest career lesson she’s learned, Oprah revealed that it came from the one and only Maya Angelou. She said, “After I’ve known her for a while, she said, ‘Baby, you need to know that when people show you who they are, you believe them the first time, and your problem is it takes you 29 times to see the same lesson coming in a different skirt or wearing a different pair of pants.’”

As for what humbles her, the media mogul referred to her award before explaining that even she was surprised to receive the coveted honor.

She continued, “When they first called me and told me they want me to accept this, I said, ‘I shouldn’t be person to get the Cecil B. DeMille Award.’ You know why? I was working with Reese Witherspoon this past spring and winter, and I happened to just say in the makeup room one morning, ‘How many movies have you done?’ She goes, ‘Oh, honey child, I don’t know. It’s been so many.’ And I then thought, I hope she doesn’t ask me because I think it’s been five, and so I didn’t understand it, and they explained that it’s about overall entertainment.”

Oprah concluded with one last piece of advice for the future generation of Hollywood. She added, “I would have to say that all of the great, wonderful experiences of my life that have brought me to this moment have come from working from the interior of myself. That’s why it feels so authentic, it’s ’cause it actually is! So when you do that, you’ll win.”

Oprah for president?

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