Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
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Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Joe Biden, vice president of the United States: “If I could be anything, I would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer, because it’s possible.”

Jim Loewen, who studies American history, on what gets taught in history classes: “We’re not teaching the forest—we’re not even teaching the trees. We are teaching twig history.”

Cindy Padnos, a founder of a tech venture capital firm, on being unreachable: “No one should use their communication device in the bathroom, please!”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)