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Marilyn vos Savant – 21 Quotes

 

21 Quotes by Marilyn vos Savant

 

Be able to live alone, even if you don’t want to and think you will never find it necessary.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Understand why casinos and racetracks stay in business – the gambler always loses over the long term.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail.

– Marilyn vos Savant


I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.

– Marilyn vos Savant


The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before.

– Marilyn vos Savant


The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.

– Marilyn vos Savant


What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’

– Marilyn vos Savant


Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.

– Marilyn vos Savant


To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

– Marilyn vos Savant


The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.

– Marilyn vos Savant


A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don’t know the cause.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Society needs people who can manage projects in addition to handling individual tasks.

– Marilyn vos Savant


Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.

– Marilyn vos Savant


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