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Marilyn vos Savant

  • ... The only real meaning in life can be found in a good man. And maybe Paris. Preferably the two together.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in New Woman ()
  • The 40s are when you start trading your psychological problems for physical ones.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • [On answering questions with her first thought:] My thoughts are like waffles — the first few don't look too good.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • [Adulthood:] It's when you stop doing the stuff you have to make excuses for and when you stop making excuses for the stuff you have to do.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it's also the first to be replaced.

  • If your head tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • One of the few articles of clothing that a man won't try to remove from a woman is an apron.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • I've never found an interesting person with a foul mouth.

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • What is the essence of our America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'

    • Marilyn vos Savant,
    • in Parade ()
  • What women want is what men want. They want respect.

    • 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
  • The lower our self-esteem, the more we're attracted to our opposite, and the higher our self-esteem, the more we are attracted to another like ourselves.

    • Marilyn vos Savant
  • Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

    • Marilyn vos Savant
  • [When asked if the voice is an instrument:] Yes, of course. Some are violins, some are fountain pens and some are stethoscopes. And others are just washboards.

    • Marilyn vos Savant
  • ... statistics ... can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.

  • An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it.

    • Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant, U.S. columnist`

(1946)