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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.

“A lot of people come over here thinking they’re going to be John Wayne and Rambo running and gunning. It’s not like that.”Azad, who left his home in Texas to fight ISIS as a volunteer

“At the beginning, even the notion of circadian rhythms was considered to be astrology.”—Francis Lévi, an oncologist and expert in time-based medicine

“You can almost feel him before you see him.”Ed Stewart, who runs an animal sanctuary, on Nicholas the 12,000-pound elephant

“Call us old-fashioned, but we love it when our guests are able … to savor each dish in real time without the distraction of attempting to document the meal simultaneously.”—Anne Marler, co-owner of a top-rated restaurant that bans taking photos of your food

(Previous quotes from our sources here)