Quoted: The Chosen 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.

“We’d like to be the chicken’s choice. If I’m a chicken and I’m going to be raised by somebody, I want it to be Perdue,” Bruce Stewart-Brown, a senior vice president at Perdue Foods.

“When the Republican Party sends its candidates, they're not sending their best; they're sending criminals; they're sending rapists ... and some, I assume, are good people,” —an Atlantic reader, on Donald Trump’s alleged sexual assaults.

“We want to talk about repentance, how we should change our lives, how we should get our act together. Instead, we’re all involved in this meshugas about chickens,” David Eliezrie, a rabbi, on animal-rights activists’ lawsuit against a Yom Kippur ritual that sometimes involves swinging a chicken overhead.

“I went to all these wine tastings, and I was still completely bored out of my mind, but then I went to a Johnnie Walker tasting and I was like, ‘Liquor is way more fun,’”Juyoung Kang, a mixologist, on why she became a bartender.

“The U.S. is destined to lead whether you like it or not. As the world’s only superpower, that’s your burden,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former NATO secretary-general.

“Boys aren’t the only ones who can accomplish things. Girls can make history as well as boys,”America Delgado, an 11-year-old student at an all-girls school in California.