Lucas Jackson / Reuters
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.)

A Victoria’s Secret model, on her preparations for the brand’s annual runway show: “It feels like we’re training for the Olympics.”

Nancy Brennan, a bird biologist, on a cat she taught to stop hunting birds:“He had never missed a dawn hunting until he had been wearing my contraption for about a year. He was just like, ‘Oh, forget it.’” (Now, the cat has “started sleeping in.”)

Dan Romer, a researcher, on the myth of holiday suicides: “The point is not to make it sound like everyone’s considering it. ... People might be isolated or lonely, but that's no reason to tell them that other people in their situation are killing themselves.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)