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1,128. Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings. (Life’s Like That & Safety) Joseph Conrad
5,348. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. (Liberty & Civil Liberties & Safety) Benjamin Franklin 1759
8,857. Three children sliding on the ice,
Upon a summer’s day,
As it fell out, they fell in,
The rest they ran away.
Now had these children been at home,
Or sliding on dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to a penny
That had not all been drowned.
You parents all the children have,
And you that have got none,
If you would have them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home. (Children & Safety) Anonymous, Thee Children c.1630
20,047. I will go through hell to keep you safe. (GBH Films & Safety) The Godfather III 1990 starring Al Pacino & Andy Garcia & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Sofia Coppola & George Hamilton & Bridget Fonda & Joe Mantegna & Richard Bright & Raf Vallone & Franc d’Ambrosio et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Michael to daughter
56,726. Better be safe than sorry. (Proverb & Safety) Mid-19th century proverb
56,872. There is safety in numbers. (Proverb & Safety) Late 17th century proverb
29,242. There is no safety in numbers or in anything else. James Thurber, US author, cartoonist and humorist
87,448. Americans are obsessed with safety. That’s why we spend billions of dollars every year on products that claim to make us safer. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Safety Hysteria s2e2
87,449. Why are we so scared? ibid.
87,450. In the 1920s a Seattle dentist patented the perfect medical solution: the paper toilet seat cover ... These goddamn things are everywhere. (Safety & Toilet) ibid.
87,451. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. (Safety & Illusion) James Baldwin, 1961 interview
99,516. They’re going on strike for safety … This is our underground system. They’re your drivers. (Underground Trains & Privatisation & Railway & Strike & Safety) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s5e6
99,562. No, rubbish! Maps of Britain? Yeah, come on! (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) Mark Thomas: Secret Map of Britain, rozzer
99,563. This is where Britain assembles its nuclear weapons. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,564. ‘Two to three thousand sites across the whole country that are not on the maps. There’s also many other sites that are not named.’ (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,565. The biggest American arms dump in Europe. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,566. Here at Greenham in the 50s occurred a ‘dispersal of uranium’. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,567. In whose interest does secrecy work? (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety. ibid.
109,920. Safety is never a permanent state of affairs. (Fantasy & Safety) Game of Thrones s7e5, Jorah
120,000. To make the world a safer place: isn’t that enough? (Spy Films & Safety) A Most Wanted Man 2014 starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & Rachel McAdams & Willem Dafoe & Robin Wright & Grigoriy Dobrygin & Derya Alabora & Daniel Bruhl & Nina Hoss et al, director Anton Corbijn
130,167. The average person in the UK travels just under 16,000 miles a year most of the time with relative ease. But sometimes things go badly wrong. And now we’re catching the horrors on camera like never before. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) When Cruises Go Horribly Wrong & Other Travel Nightmares aka Terrifying Travel Nightmares, Channel 5 2019
130,168. Everyday people have been forced to journey into hell and back. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,169. A luxury trip on the ocean turns into a catastrophic cruise fights for his life to escape an earthquake … The storm gathered pace with waves 26 feet high crashing into the ship … On the Viking Sky all four of them [engine] had shut down, which meant no power and no stabilisers … They were hoisted off the ship … Dozens of passengers requiring hospital treatment. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,170. A student on an island adventure fights for his life to escape an earthquake … Josh and his sister found themselves in a [Indonesian] disater zone. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,171. A young family gets stuck deep beneath the English channel, battle their way through service tunnels and endure horrific conditions. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,172. A train full of frozen commuters fear or their lives … The conditions on the train became dire … and made their way on foot. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,173. ‘An airliner with 118 passengers on board has crashed.’ (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid. BBC News
130,174. Punch-ups at 36,000 feet. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,175. Travel insurance companies however are reported to have paid out £70,000,000 in relation to the ash cloud chaos. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
131,942. March 2019: Boeing’s brand new plane promised to be the future of commercial flying but then the unthinkable happened: a plane crash, not just once in Indonesia in October 2018, but twice – another crash, five months later. (Aeroplane & Safety) Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? Channel 4 2019
131,943. How did the world’s biggest plane company plunge from triumph to disaster, and who was responsible? (Aeroplane & Safety) ibid.
131,944. With a price tag of $100,000,000 a plane, it promised huge profits. 2,000 had been ordered ahead of the first flight, and after production started, 20 planes were being made a month … The Boeing 737 Max became the fastest selling plane in Boeing’s history. (Aeroplane & Safety) ibid.
131,945. What was the mysterious force that led the aircraft to crash? (Aeroplane & Safety) ibid.
131,946. ‘… the 737 Max is as as safe as any airplane that has ever flown the skies … Boeing is taking every measure to fully understand all aspects of this accident …’ (Aeroplane & Safety) ibid. Boeing press release