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.)

James Meadow, who studies humans’ personal microbial clouds: “In my office, when I walk across the room, I’m carrying behind me an invisible train of air. On a microscopic level, it might look something like an 18-wheeler going down a dusty road.”

Joel Bach, co-producer of Years of Living Dangerously: “They turn on the TV, they see Matt Damon driving down the highway … and hopefully they get sucked in and before they know it they’re watching a documentary.”

Christopher Hale, executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good: “The next person who tells me Pope Francis is a Democrat—I’m going to punch them.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)