"I'm not sure I can define success," she added. "I think if I get to the end of my life having hurt as few people as possible, I will be happy, making sure that the people who mean the most to me know they've been loved. Success in work, whatever work, will come and go." The interview took place at an exhibition of Islamic art at the Museum of Arts and Design on New York City's Columbus Circle, and wandering among the grossly extravagant collections of jewels that once belonged to tobacco heiress Doris Duke had Knightley shaking her head. She declared, "I won't be defined by objects; I just won't." And that, in a nutshell, is why everyone loves her. The cover story on Keira Knightley will be on newsstands in the March 2013 issue of Marie Claire.
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