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Marilyn vos Savant

Birthdate: 11. August 1946

Marilyn vos Savant is an American who is known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a competitive category the publication has since retired. Savant is a magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright. Since 1986, she has written "Ask Marilyn", a Parade magazine Sunday column where she solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects. The most famous of them was the Monty Hall problem, which she answered correctly in 1990.

„A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant

As quoted in The Truth in Words: Inspiring Quotes for the Reflective Mind (2002) by Paras, p. 92

„Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant

As quoted in Perfectionism : What's Bad About Being Too Good? (1987) by Miriam Adderholdt and Jan Goldberg, p. 85

„What women want is what men want. They want respect.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant

As quoted in Evergreen : A Guide to Writing with Readings (2003), by Susan Fawcett

„Think of a hypothesis as a card. A theory is a house made of hypotheses.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant

Attributed in Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (1991)

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

—  Marilyn vos Savant

As quoted in What Type Am I? : Discover Who You Really Are (1998) by Renee Baron, p. 110

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

—  Marilyn vos Savant

As quoted in Courage: the heart and spirit of every woman : reclaiming the forgotten virtue (2001) by Sandra Ford Walston

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„The original answer defines certain conditions, […] Anything else is a different question.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant

Regarding ambiguity in her famous statement of the Monty Hall problem. "Ask Marilyn" column, Parade Magazine, 17 February 1991, p. 12.

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