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

Al Gore (pictured above), former vice president of the United States: “Politicians spend 75 percent of their money on 30-second TV ads [and] three-quarters of their time begging rich people for money.”

Liz Gaufberg, a doctor, recalling when patients would code—go into cardiac arrest—during her ICU residency in the 1980s: “[I] prayed that they would die so that I wouldn’t have to stay up for two more hours.”

Theo Padnos, who was kidnapped in Syria and held for two years by a terrorist group: “In the torture room … there’d be someone hanging from the ceiling, screaming. He’s screaming at the top of his lungs. They would tell me, ‘This is our music.’”

Joe Conrad, whose ad agency promotes an online therapy platform directed at men: “What we’ve learned is that many guys don’t want to interact with anybody, even anonymously.”

Amanda Ripley, Atlantic contributor, referring to a celebrity wedding planner in the Hamptons: “From now on, she places a lookout at every celebrity wedding standing guard looking for drones.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)