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1. "Our new intern sorts pot shards like some kind of savant. The other interns call himi Rain Man."
Author: Alex Adams
2. "Apprendre n'est pas savoir; il y a les sachants et les savants : c'est la mémoire qui fait les uns, c'est la philosophie qui fait les autres. (p. 183)"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
3. "Il y a les sachants et les savants: c'est la mémoire qui fait les uns, c'est la philosophie qui fait les autres. La philosophie ne s'apprend pas; la philosophie est la réunion des sciences acquises au génie qui les applique."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
4. "La musique savante manque à notre désir"
Author: Arthur Rimbaud
5. "Low-functioning savants don't qualify to be human calculators, just ballpark announcers."
Author: Bauvard
6. "I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant, I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite."
Author: Bertrand Russell
7. "Part of the function of memory is to forget; the omni-retentive mind will break down and produce at best an idiot savant who can recite a telephone book, and at worst a person to whom every grudge and slight is as yesterday's."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
8. "Parmi ceux « qui ne lisent pas », les mieux avisés sauront apprendre, comme nous, à parler autour : ils excelleront dans l'art inflationniste du commentaire (je lis dix lignes, je ponds dix pages), la pratique jivaro de la fiche (je parcours 400 pages, je les réduis à cinq), la pêche à la citation judicieuse (dans ces précis de culture congelée disponibles chez tous les marchands de réussite), ils sauront manier le scalpel de l'analyse linéaire et deviendront experts dans le savant cabotage entre les « morceaux choisis », qui mène sûrement au baccalauréat, à la licence, voire à la l'agrégation… mais pas nécessairement à l'amour du livre."
Author: Daniel Pennac
9. "I'm not sure I'm the only savant with high IQ or with an above average IQ. Again, it may just be that we don't know very many of the others."
Author: Daniel Tammet
10. "The mind will say this forever. But I mostly fish rivers these dayas. In so doing, movement becomes stasis, flux is the constant, and everything flows around, through, and beyond me, escaping ungrasped, unnamed, and unscathed. The river's clean escape does not prevent belief in its reality. On the contrary, there is nothing I love more than the feel of a wholeness sliding toward, around, and past me while I stand like an idiot savant in its midst, focusing on tiny, idiot-savantic bits of what is so beautiful to me, and so close, yet so wondrously ungraspable."
Author: David James Duncan
11. "L'orientalisme tel que je l'ai caractérisé dans cette étude met en cause, non seulement la possibilité d'une érudition qui ne soit pas politique, mais encore l'opportunité d'un lien trop étroit entre le savant et l'Etat."
Author: Edward W. Said
12. "En effet, alors qu'il n'est plus possible d'écrire des dissertations savantes (ou même de la vulgarisation) soit sur l' "esprit des nègres" soit sur la "personnalité juive", il est parfaitement possible d'entreprendre des recherches sur des sujets tel que l' "esprit de l'islam" ou "le caractère arabe" (...)."
Author: Edward W. Said
13. "Je crois absolument - et j'ai essayé de le montrer dans mes autres ouvrages - qu'assez de choses se font aujourd'hui dans les sciences humaines pour proposer aux savants des intuitions, des méthodes et des idées leur permettant de se passer des stéréotypes raciaux, idéologiques et impérialistes du genre de ceux que l'orientalisme a fournis pendant sa phase historique ascendante. Je considère que l'échec de l'orientalisme a été un échec humain tout autant qu'un échec intellectuel ; en effet, en ayant à s'opposer irréductiblement à une région du monde qu'il considérait comme "autre" que la sienne, l'orientalisme n'a pas été capable de s'identifier à l'expérience humaine, ni même de la considérer comme une expérience."
Author: Edward W. Said
14. "But, you say, there is very little conversation in this book. Why isn't there more dialoge? What we want in a book by this citizen is people talking; that is all he knows how to do and now he doesn't do it. The fellow is no philosopher, no savant, an incompetent zoologist, he drinks too much and cannot punctuate readily and now he has stopped writing dialogue. Some one ought to put a stop to him. He is bull crazy."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
15. "Comme l'on serait savant si l'on connaissait bien seulement cinq à six livres. ( How wise one might be if one knew thoroughly only some half of a dozen books"
Author: Flaubert
16. "Fiecare epoca îsi are felul ei propriu de adorabila naivitate pe care celelalte secole i-o invidiaza: - si cât de multa naivitate respectabila, puerila si infinit de prosteasca se afla în aceasta credinta a savantului în superioritatea sa, în buna-credinta a tolerantei sale, în siguranta nestiutoare si candida cu care îl trateaza instinctiv pe omul religios ca pe un tip mediocru si inferior, pe care el l-a întrecut, l-a ocolit, l-a depasit, - el, micul spiridus arogant, plebeul sprinten si harnic, mestesugarul intelectual si manual al „ideilor", al „ideilor moderne"!"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "Il y a deux sortes de savants : les spécialistes, qui connaissent tout sur rien, et les philosophes, qui ne connaissent rien sur tout."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
18. "Incapable of emotion—high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome with areas of prodigious savant skills."
Author: J.A. Huss
19. "I am one of those guys who could do the most emotional scene and crack a joke instantly. I'm lucky. I'm just like an idiot savant. I have one enormously enjoyable, pleasurable - for me - talent, which is being able to act."
Author: James Wood
20. "But aren't all great quests folly? El Dorado and the Fountain of Youth and the search for intelligent life in the cosmos-- we know what's out there. It's what isn't that truly compels us. Technology may have shrunk the epic journey to a couple of short car rides and regional jet lags-- four states and twelve hundred miles traversed in an afternoon-- but true quests aren't measured in time or distance anyway, so much as in hope. There are only two good outcomes for a quest like this, the hope of the serendipitous savant-- sail for Asia and stumble on America-- and the hope of scarecrows and tin men: that you find out you had the thing you sought all along."
Author: Jess Walter
21. "Bruce Miller, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, studies elderly patients with a relatively common form of brain disease called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD. He's found that in some cases where the FTD is localized on the left side of the brain, people who had never picked up a paintbrush or an instrument can develop extraordinary artistic and musical abilities at the very end of their lives. As their other cognitive skills fade away, they become narrow savants."
Author: Joshua Foer
22. "I met with amnesiacs and savants, educators and scientists, to try to understand what memory is, why it works, why it sometimes doesn't, and what its potential might be."
Author: Joshua Foer
23. "Les dispositifs et les ordres les mieux combinés, les plus profondément médités, semblent très mauvais et n'importe quel savant tacticien les critique d'un air entendu quand ils n'ont pas donné la victoire; les pires dispositifs, les mesures les plus contestables paraissent excellents, et des gens sérieux consacrent des volumes à prouver leurs mérites, quand le gain de la bataille s'en est suivi.(Guerre et Paix, livre troisième, 1ère partie, ch. XXVIII)"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
24. "On peut dire que tout est prédestiné, que tout est un arrangement extrêmement savant dont nous ne voyons qu'une toute petite partie. On peut dire aussi que tout est chaos, et je me heurterai à ce dilemme jusqu'au bout. (p. 166)"
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
25. "It often struck Nina that women who seemed capable of only limited mental tasks in most situations could retain information regarding other peoples weight for years, sometimes decades. Unlike genuine idiots savants, they couldn't tell you that December 13, 1972 had fallen on a Wednesday. But they could often tell you, within a pound or two, how much you'd weighed that week."
Author: Marissa Piesman
26. "It is crazy. It's our first kid, and all of a sudden, she identifies letters as what they are, and you go, 'This kid is a genius - she's obviously some sort of savant!'"
Author: Max Greenfield
27. "Dna Moscu îi privise tot timpul zâmbind, parca s-ar fi rugat sa fie iertata ca nu ia parte la discu?ie. Banuie?te cât de interesanta, savanta, instructiva, dar e prea obosita ca s-o urmareasca. Doamna Moscu, fire?te, nu auzise niciun cuvânt; sunetele trecusera alaturi de urechile ei, fara rezisten?e, fara urme."
Author: Mircea Eliade
28. "If, as some savants of consciousness suggest, we are actually agreeing to create, from moment to moment, everything we perceive as real, then it stands to reason that we're also responsible for keeping it going in some harmonious manner."
Author: Phil Lesh
29. "- Les hommes sont-ils capables de voler?- La réponse du...savant est...non.- Et celle du poète?- Oui. Oui les hommes sont capables de voler."
Author: Pierre Bottero
30. "Fragmentary BlueWhy make so much of fragmentary blueIn here and there a bird, or butterfly,Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--Though some savants make earth include the sky;And blue so far above us comes so high,It only gives our wish for blue a whet."
Author: Robert Frost
31. "Législateurs, prêtres, philosophes, écrivains, savants se sont acharnés à démontrer que la condition subordonnée de la femme était voulue dans le ciel et profitable à la terre."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
32. "L'esprit de verite peut resider dans la science a la condition que lemobile du savant soit l'amour de l'objet qui est la matiere de sonetude... La vraie definition de la science, c'est qu'elle est l'etude dela beaute du monde"
Author: Simone Weil

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