Quoted

David Pellerin / AP

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Michael Sorrell (pictured above, standing), president of Paul Quinn, a historically black college in Dallas: “I always found it distasteful when schools recruited me because I’m black. I don’t want to be your diversity experience.”

Kevin Lafferty, a parasitologist at UC Santa Barbara: “I believe in preserving all aspects of biodiversity, [and] I’m sure some people will argue on moral grounds, but I’ve yet to see someone volunteer to act as a host for the last remaining pair of guinea worms.”

Andrew Siemion, director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence research center at UC Berkeley: “Getting a Ph.D. in astrophysics is already like jumping off a fucking bridge.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)