Marilyn vos Savant, born Marilyn Mach

Marilyn vos
Savant, born Marilyn Mach

American Magazine Columnist, Author, Lecturer and Playwright, Billed as the person with the highest I.Q. ever recorded (228)

Author Quotes

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous. That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity.

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems.

Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store.

Loving behavior contributes to the group at the expense of the individual. Competition contributes to the survival of the individual at the expense of the group. In the garden of life, some people are more like flowers, and other people are more like weeds.

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

You're who you think you are, even if you never admit it to yourself or to anyone else. You may be in the worst position to judge, but you're in the best position to know.

Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.

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.

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

Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read.

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.

Be able to tell whether garments that look good on the hanger actually look good on you.

I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead.

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

Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.

The difference between talking on your cell phone while driving and speaking with a passenger is huge. The person on the other end of the cell phone is chattering away, oblivious.

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school.

I'd rather be rejected than used because they both amount to the same thing in the end, but being used takes a lot longer.

Know how to treat frostbite until you can get indoors.

Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.

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

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?

If achieving your potential requires favorable judgment by others, you are much less likely to succeed.

Know how weather, especially humidity, can affect the movement of doors and windows.

My thoughts are like waffles ? the first few don't look so good.

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Marilyn vos
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Savant, born Marilyn Mach
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American Magazine Columnist, Author, Lecturer and Playwright, Billed as the person with the highest I.Q. ever recorded (228)