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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 sourced today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Sarah Bernardi, a member of a community-supported agriculture program: “I used to see [time] broken up into seasons. Now I see it broken up into fruits and vegetables.”

Sandra Butcher, who runs scientific conferences on global problems: “It's amazing how bona-fide scientists, no matter where they are—Pasadena or Pyongyang, Toledo or Tehran—can come together and bond over a common cause.”

Ben Miller, a college education expert: “If you’re going to enroll someone, you should do the absolute best you can to graduate them, or else don’t take their money.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)