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

Flora Desprats-Colonna, a filmmaker who lives near the site of one of the Paris attacks: “I think the terrorists attacked here because we are all mixing together. They don’t like that.”

Daniel Hamermesh, a labor economics professor, on increased wages: “You’re not going to get this for free.”

David Karol, a political scientist, on why presidential polls aren’t reliable: “The media don’t always report the numbers that say ‘not sure’ or ‘don’t know enough.’ ”

A Paris cafégoer: “I never thought having a drink on a café terrace would be an act of resistance. But I could get used to it.”

And this quote was published Friday, just prior to the attacks in Paris:

Peter King, a representative from New York, on how Congress talks about 9/11: “It’s like ancient history, like the Battle of the Bulge or Pearl Harbor.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)