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Marilyn Vos Savant Quotes

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

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.

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

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.

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

Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending wax flying across the table.

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father.

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.

Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn't embarrassed that he or she asked.

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.

Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning.

Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.

Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward.

Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception.

Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.

Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do.