I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
People protect what they love.
—Jacques Yves Cousteau
Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.
She had risen and was walking about the room, her fat, worn face sharpening with a sort of animal alertness into power and protection. The claws that hide in every maternal creature slipped out of the fur of good manners.
A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
There are only so many times you can handle heartbreak with someone before you have to start protecting yourself.
—Molly McAdams in From Ashes
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
—Arnold H. Glasow
Don't break one girl's heart because you're trying to heal yourself of another one.
—Tarryn Fisher in F*ck Love