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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.

“I'm supposed to be the grown up and that's kind of hard for me, I like being the kid,” Althea Sherwood, a Ben & Jerry’s employee, on trying to relate to younger employees.

“The Brexit vote has shown not only that the people of Texas should become an independent nation, but that it is 100 percent possible,” Daniel Miller, who wants Texas to secede from the United States.

“The thing is, the media still talks about us like we lost that war! I like to think my dead friends accomplished something,” —a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)