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“We are at war. And when you’re at war, you don’t need statesmen—you need gladiators,” Charly Carter, a leader of the progressive Working Families Party.

“There’s no way that instant noodles are traditional,” —Bela Gil, who hosts a popular Brazilian cooking show.

“It’s a misunderstanding of how power politics works in the Middle East to ascribe authority or control to any power to control events on the ground,” Frederic Wehrey, who studies identity politics in the Persian Gulf.

“I think it’s a question of setting expectations. If you answer email within five minutes of receiving it, people start expecting that,” —Raymond Tomlinson, who sent the first email in 1971, and now does not own a cellphone.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)