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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.)

An unnamed reporter, on one of the White House Thanksgiving turkeys: “He’s perfect. He’s so Hollywood.”

Biologist David Sabatini, on the revolutionary gene-editing technique called CRISPR: “That was not possible before. There was no way one could imagine doing that.”

What people say to Noah Cho when he tells them he teaches middle-school kids: “What a terrible age! How can you stand it?”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)