Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

“Ideas are like fish, and you don’t make a fish—you catch the fish. Desiring an idea is like putting the bait on a hook,” David Lynch, a filmmaker.

“At the very least, teachers need to understand the impact that they’re having on students’ identity. Whether it’s intentional or unintentional, it’s happening,” Marinda K. Harrell-Levy, who studies social-justice education.

“I have an escape boat,” Daniel Wilson, a protester at the Republican National Convention, on what he’ll do if Donald Trump is elected.

“He will be the most powerful leader that will collapse modern Turkey. His ego is his enemy.” —an Atlantic reader on Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)