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.)

Bryan Fry (pictured above), who studies venomous reptiles, on toxins: “They aren’t magically created by the toxin fairy.”

Sarah Edelman, an expert on housing policy: “It’s easy to say the housing crisis is over, but for many parts of the country, it’s certainly not.”

Nancy Hoffman, vice president of the education nonprofit Jobs for the Future: “If you want to impede the maturity process for teenagers, put them all together and don’t let them out.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)