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

Rachel Simmons, author of  The Curse of The Good Girl: “The ‘lucky girl’ hashtag makes it appear like you were walking along and simply got proposed to.”

Don Ferguson, author of Reptiles in Love, on what happens when couples try to assemble furniture together: “Do you trust me? Do you think I’m stupid? Do you think I have no skills? Do you wish your old boyfriend was here doing this?”

David Gregory, former host of Meet the Press and author of How’s Your Faith? “I think a lot of Jews make Israel the centerpiece of their Judaism. It becomes the centerpiece of their Jewish existence and of their faith. I have always felt that that’s not for me.

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)