• I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't

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

    Marilyn Vos Savant
  • Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person

    Marilyn Vos Savant
  • I think one of the problems [with raising intelligent children in modern society] is compulsory schooling...and that children are sitting there, and they are taught and told what to believe; they are passive from the very beginning – and one must be very, very aggressive intellectually to have a high IQ [...] the child is 'taught.' Right from the beginning, it's a passive process. He or she sits there, and they simply try to believe everything they're told?

    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
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