"Aye, but a foolish one who thought herself a savante, and Giacomo Casanova renders her flaws with gusto in his memoirs."
"He entered unobserved, just as Lady Penelope had finished reading some verses, and was commenting upon them with all the alacrity of a femme savante, in possession of something which no one is to hear repeated oftener than once."
"So, in a serious effort to re-evaluate a possibly unfairly maligned savante, I'm beginning a series of quotes, at the end of each new entry, reviewing:"
"Seattle and Olympia do not have a monopoly on idoit savante traffic planners."
"The poet Charles de Sainte-Marthe called Anne de Pisseleu "la plus belle des savantes et la plus savante des belles" "the most beautiful among the learned and the most learned among the beautiful"."