Quoted: The Outta Here Edition

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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.

Out of this world: “Frankly, I feel like I’ve been transported to very deep outer space,” Dan Rather, a TV anchorman, on writing a viral Facebook post.

Out of our heads: “If we don’t panic a little bit, we’ll never get anywhere,” Chris Goldfinger, a geologist, on preparing for a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.

Out of patience: “At a certain point you kind of have to pay for your own sanity, you know?” Dulce-Marie Flecha, who taught public school in New York City, on why she quit.