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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.)

Dorothy Twining Globus, a docent for the Astolat Dollhouse Castle (pictured above): “New York is too expensive for dolls.”

Francesco Femia, who studies the security risks of climate change: “We can’t pick and choose whether we deal with climate change or ISIS or Russia, we have to deal with all of those problems.”

Jonathan Eisen, a medical microbiology professor: “There are lots of examples of how adding something unnatural can modify behavior: Opium. Rabies. Caffeine. Why not a microbe?”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)