"I never wanted to be the person who people would say, 'That show was so good two years ago,'" Winfrey explained. "I never wanted to be the person who should've gotten out of the ring before you got punch drunk. I never wanted to be the person who didn't know when to exit the party. It was the most amazing platform anybody could have, to speak to millions of people every day, and I think I exited at exactly the right moment."
Of course Winfrey has kept working since the end of her iconic daytime show. Her cable channel, OWN, is celebrating the success of two new shows (Greenleaf and Queen Sugar), both of which she is executive producing.
"Now, I get to tell stories in a different way," she explained. "What we're doing with Greenleaf every week -- Wednesday nights at 10 -- and what we're doing at Queen Sugar, telling these stories of real people, who live ordinary lives that become extraordinary because of what it just means to be human."