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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.)

David Andrews, author of Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster?, on waiting: “Complaining makes it go better. There [was] a phrase when I was in the military: ‘A whining soldier is a happy soldier.’”

Adeel Zeb, a Muslim university chaplain: “A lot of young Muslim students are looked upon to answer questions about [terrorism]—as if they have a Ph.D. and a 20-year tenure of answering these questions—when they’re simply just trying to get past organic chemistry.”

Laiana Wong, a Hawaiian languages professor: “What about the person who speaks a more standard form of English who cannot speak Pidgin—are they handicapped in Hawaii? … I say yes.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)