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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.

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

Radcliffe Saddler, 18, an as­so­ci­ate ana­lyst in mar­ket re­search at IBM: “What oth­er 18-year-old could say, ‘I worked at a For­tune 500 com­pany right out of high school’?”

Peter Reitzes, a speech pathologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on the first time he met other stutterers: “I met the coolest, smartest, funniest, handsomest stutterers. I loved these people.”

Laura Bush, a nurse-practitioner near Albuquerque: “Imagine if you went to get your mammogram, and they said, ‘you've got this [lump] here, but we’re not going to do anything about it until it gets bigger.’ How would you take that, as a patient?”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)