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

“There’s no VCR tape that’s an exact record of your life that’s ever stored. [Memory’s] more like working with a document in Microsoft Word without track changes on. You open the document, edit it, and then stored it in the edited form. So when you bring it back to rework it, you don’t have the original anymore,”Kevin Ochsner, a social psychologist

“So you live as much as you can live on your own, and when you have to go out, you just go out,”Ahmed Abdirahman, a medical counselor, on the general philosophy in Somalia around death

“You could listen to a bunch of people talk about food that rap well, but they don’t know shit. I do both,”Action Bronson, a rapper and former chef

(Previous quotes from our sources here)