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It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advantaged’ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction. Noam Chomsky
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from. Mae West
We weren’t issued anything ... Nothing. We were just in everyday clothes and a pair of rubber gloves and that was that. We was exposed pretty heavy. David Jordan, 18, when assigned to Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads veteran
The massive protection surrounding the president can turn a simple trip across Washington into an enormous and complex operation. The President’s Book of Secrets, History 2010
To define the mafia as ‘the industry of violence’ is open to misunderstanding. Violence is a means, not an end; a resource, not the final product. The commodity that is really at stake is protection. It may be argued that ultimately protection rests on the ability to use force, but it does not follow that it coincides with it ... These were people who find it in their individual interest to buy mafia protection. While some may be victims of extortion, many others are willing customers. Professor Diego Gambetta, Oxford University, The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection
A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection. Crystal Eastman
It’s better to get born traitors to protect you than a false friend. Romanzo Criminale s1e12 starring Francesco Montanari & Vinicio Marchioni & Alessandro Roja & Marco Bocci & Daniela Virgilio & Andrea Sartoretti et al, Lebanese, Sky Cinema 1 2008
Hundreds of guys depended on Paulie and he got a piece of everything they made. And it was tribute, just like in the old country, except they were doing it here in America. And all they got from Paulie was protection from other guys looking to rip them off. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s what the FBI could never understand. That what Paulie and the organization does is offer protection for people who can’t go to the cops. That’s it. That’s all it is. They’re like the police department for wiseguys. Goodfellas 1990 ***** staring Robert De Niro & Ray Liotta & Joe Pesci & Lorraine Bracco & Paul Sorvino & Frank Sivero & Frank Vincent & Samuel L Jackson et al, director Martin Scorsese, Henry Hill
Put some deodorant on; I’m heavily into personal protection. The Long Good Friday 1980 starring Helen Mirren & Bob Hoskins & Pierce Brosnan & Dave King & Paul Freeman & Eddie Constantine & Bryan Marshall & Paul Barber et al, director John MacKenzie, Harold to Errol the Ponce
From Cesar Luciani: you’re now under his protection. Un Prophete [A Prophet] 2009 starring Tahar Rahim & Niels Arestrup & Adel Bencherif & Reda Kateb & Hichem Yacoubi & Jean-Philippe Ricci & Gilles Cohen & Antoine Basler & Leila Bekhti et al, bloke
I have a witness who needs protection. Bullitt 1968 starring Steve McQueen & Robert Vaughn & Jacqueline Bisset & Don Gordon & Simon Oakland & Norman Fell & Robert Duvall & Georg Stanford Brown, director Peter Yates, Bullitt
Somebody’s gotta protect your customers. You’re yella. The Public Enemy 1931 starring James Cagney & Jean Harlow & Edward Woods & Joan Blondell & Donald Cook & Leslie Fenton & Beryl Mercer & Robert Emmett O'Connor et al, director William A Wellman, Tommy
Are we shooting people or not? Three Kings 1999 starring George Clooney & Mark Wahlberg & Ice Cube & Spike Jonze & Cliff Curtis & Nora Dunn & Jamie Kennedy et al, director David O Russell, opening line
Everybody needs protection. Especially a guy like you who lives on the street. Gang Related 1997 starring James Belushi & Tupac Shakur & Dennis Quaid & Lela Rochon & James Earl Jones & David Paymer & Wendy Crewson et al, director Jim Kouf, Frank to Joe the tramp
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
This girl I know needs some shelter
She don’t believe anyone can help her
She’s doing so much harm, doing so much damage
But you don’t want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
And you can’t change the way she feels
But you could put your arms around her.
I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way
You found her.
I stand in front of you
I’ll take the force of the blow
Protection. Massive Attack, Protection lyrics
Protection is not a principle but an expedient. Benjamin Disraeli
The millionaires and billionaires could not make and then hold on to their money without the protection of the rackets, and the gangsters flourished thanks to the oligarchs’ demand for security. Misha Glenny, McMafia
Were would South Africa be without its ARUs? For every member of the South Africa Police Service, there are four and a half private security personnel in the country. Licensed to use firearms, these men’s primary task is to protect the white middle classes from burglary and assault. The latter live in stupendously affluent districts characterised by high walls, high-voltage electronic fences and high levels of anxiety. ibid.
Who says that I am not under the special protection of God? Adolf Hitler
Innocence always calls mutely for protection, when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world meaning no harm. Graham Greene, The Quiet American, 1955
Some animals seem to protect themselves with formidable suits of armour. The rhino carries plates of thick hide [inaudible] while the hedgehog is covered in prickly spines. Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities s2e2: Armoured Animals, Eden 2013
It wasn’t until the 16th century that they [rhinos] made a real mark on Western society. ibid.
Clara became the talk of the town and European heads of state were eager to meet her. She travelled through Europe like a celebrity. ibid.
A hedgehog has over 5,000 spines. ibid.
Everybody stay indoors and stay down. By order of the Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders s4e5, Tommy being hunted by Mafia, BBC 2017
I’m protecting my family the only way I know. The Trials of Jimmy Rose I II III, ITV 2015, him to her
Someone has to protect this family from the man who protects this family. Breaking Bad s4e6: Cornered, Skyler to Walter, AMC 2011
If we can’t even protect our boss, what makes our partners think we can protect them? Bad Blood s1e3: Feast or Famine, Declan, Citytv 2017
We have two priorities: protect the boss and keep Nico safe. ibid.
British transport police have put out an alert on a possible suicide bomber attempting to board a London-bound service. Bodyguard I, BBC 2018
I’m assigning you to a cabinet minister. The Home Secretary. It’s a move up. Good man. ibid. boss
Two subjects and three officers confirmed dead at the scene … Bodyguard II, dude to Home Secretary
I’m sorry, David, but you’re restricted to desk duty pending reassignment. ibid. boss
Somebody’s got to stop her. Get the job done. ibid. assassin