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.)

Alice Kelley, who discovered a lost short story by Edith Wharton, on the work process of the author (pictured above): “I call it ‘Wharton’s cut and paste.’”

Eric Carlson, an attorney who advocates for seniors, on what can happen when nursing homes close: “No one’s paying attention. You are just placed somewhere else; no one knows where you went.”

Harry Fisch, a urology professor: “For genetic abnormalities, it’s not just a woman’s problem anymore.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)