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Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. Diana
Help. Richard Nixon, reported last words
If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people. Tony Benn
Help me, Mr Spade. I need help so badly. The Maltese Falcon 1941 starring Humphrey Bogart & Mary Astor & Gladys George & Peter Lorre & Barton MacLane & Lee Patrick & Sydney Greenstreet & Ward Bond & Jerome Cowan & Elisha Cook junior et al, director John Huston, Ruth Wonderly
My entire life is devoted to helping you and helping Johnny. The Manchurian Candidate 1962 starring Frank Sinatra & Angela Lansbury & Janet Leigh & Laurence Harvey & Henry Silva & James Gregory & Leslie Parris & John McGiver et al, director John Frankenheimer, mother to son
You need help. Help and protection. Performance 1970 starring Mick Jagger & James Fox & Anita Pallenberg & Michele Breton & Ann Sidney & John Bindon & Stanley Meadows & Allan Cuthbertson & Anthony Valentine et al, directors Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg, Fox
We cannot signal for help; we are alone. Star Trek: Voyager s4e1: Scorpion II, Seven of Nine to Chakotay & Tuvok
Really, let’s have a look. I came here to help. Star Trek: Voyager s4e11: Concerning Flight, Harry to Seven of Nine
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. W H Auden
If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones. John Steinbeck
God helps them that help themselves. Mid-16th century proverb
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. Plato
When I get out of boxing, or when I’m through, I’m going to do all I can to help people. Muhammad Ali, interview Reg Gutteridge, When Ali Came to Newcastle
You are going to help us, Mr Anderson, whether you like it or not. The Matrix 1999 starring Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne & Carrie-Anne Moss & Hugo Weaving & Joe Pantoliano & Gloria Foster & Marcus Chong & Julian Arahanga & Matt Doran & Belinda McClory & Anthony Ray Parker et al, directors Wachowski brothers
For how can I help them and not myself? William Shakespeare, Richard Duke of York III i 22, King Henry to two gamekeepers
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. Mahatma Gandhi
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. Helen Keller
‘Another 100 yard day for Joe Delaney!’ Delaney ***** commentary, ESPN short 2015
He says, I wanna play football. ibid. coach
9.4 hundred yard dash. ibid.
He said, I live for y’all. ibid. family
The happiest guy I’ve ever been around. ibid. player
Started in the Pro-Bowl as a rookie. ibid.
June 29th 1983: ‘A kids’ day event … there was a pond that had been dug out … raced into the pond … Joe couldn’t swim … ‘I’m going in to save the kids!’ ibid. rescuer
He was 24 years old. ibid.
Patient: I need help. I just don’t know where I can get it.
Doctor: Well you’ll get it here, I guess. ibid.
He needs help, man. Where the fuck we going? He needs an ambulance not a squad car. And he’s bleeding over everything. Ray Donovan s6e1: Staten Island I, prisoner in rozzer jam-jar, Sky Atlantic 2018
In 2015 there were 24,025 documented suicides in Japan, almost 70 people per day. One of the most popular suicide destinations is Tojinbo Cliffs in Fukui Prefecture. Yung Chang, Gatekeeper, 2016
Man: Well, I’m off.
Wife: Have a good day. ibid.
‘When I first started in 2004, a lot of people thought what I was doing was crazy. They said, Let sleeping dogs lie. How do you expect to save someone if they’re already doomed? They said, Are you stupid?’ ibid. hero in jam-jar
Tojinbo Nonprofit Organisation Support Centre: ‘Let’s meet again but not on the cliffs, OK? ha-ha.’ ibid.
‘About 20 to 30 people were killing themselves in Tonjinbo every year. The community were capitalizing on that. They were exploiting it to attract tourists from across Japan. They were using it as advertising.’ ibid.
‘The success rate for jumpers is 70%.’ ibid. boat tourist trip dude
‘My parents killed themselves when I was in eighth grade. My father in January and my mother in October. When I see people standing on the cliffs, it feels like I’m looking at myself … I feel like I have to save them.’ ibid. lady
‘It’s happened here a few times: parents have jumped with their kids … Someone jumped with a child on their back and a baby in their arms. And there was a murder case when they dumped the body to fake a suicide.’ ibid. hero
‘I have about 20 patrol staff who work when they can.’ ibid.
Daily Patrol Log. ibid.
‘Their cries, their wishes, their hopes. I feel a sense of duty towards them. It’s a responsibility that comes with being born into this world.’ ibid.
Over the last 12 years, Yukio Shige and his team of volunteers have saved 550 people.’ ibid. caption
Man has fought wars in many terrible places over the century, but never has he fought in a place as terrible as this. This is where the men who ran the Second World War Arctic convoys went to work, among not just the German submarines and planes but Nature at her most brutal. PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster, Jeremy Clarkson reporting, BBC 2019
Codenamed PQ17 it was the largest [convoy] that had ever sailed … The biggest naval disaster of the 20th century. ibid.
The task of delivering these supplies to Russia would fall to the men of the merchant Navy. ibid.
In the first 12 convoys to make the voyage there were 103 ships and only 1 was lost. ibid.
My name is Bijan Ebrahimi. My life is in danger. I’ve got a mob behind my door. There’s 6, 7 neighbours and I can’t go out the door because I am not safe. Murdered by a Mob: The Murder of Bijan Ebrahimi ***** emergency appeal to rozzers, Channel 5 2021
Despite calling from the police, despite calling for the council repeatedly, repeatedly, he received no support. He was ignored. ibid. old dude
What part of be quiet do you not understand. Shut up. ibid. rozzer in station
The murder was described as a deeply shocking vigilante attack. The quiet disabled Iranian refugee was kicked and punched to death outside his flat on a British council estate. Doused with white spirit and then set alight. ibid. news
This has been going on for years. Where the local authority and the police have known about this. And I thought, what on earth has happened to lead to this place? How many opportunities must have been missed for Bijan to end as a burning corpse? ibid. researcher