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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Alex Marshall, author of  Republic or Death!: Travels in Search of National Anthems, on why he dislikes “God Save the Queen”: “I love the Queen … but most anthems are at least meant to say something about your character. At the very least, they’re meant to say your hills look nice.”

Kathy Kelley, founder of the menopause and hysterectomy resource website Hyster Sisters, who receives hormone therapy: “I used to laugh and say, I don’t care if it’s bat wings and the eye of snakes. If it’s going to make me feel better, I need to take it.”

Tiffany Kraft, an adjunct professor who teaches at four different institutions in the Portland, Oregon, area: “What do we have to lose? We’ve been scared into complicity for so long, but I didn’t go through 14 years of higher education to be treated like shit.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)