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  • Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

  • ... considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frightening.

  • Haven't you learned yet that it isn't age but lack of experience that makes us fall off ladders or have radiators fall on us.

    • Alice B. Toklas,
    • 1955, in Edward Burns, ed,. Staying On Alone: Letters of Alice B. Toklas ()
  • In danger there is great power.

  • Unfortunately, like caffeine, adrenaline is addicting. And like any drug, it has three actions: the one you want, the one you don't want, and the one you don't know about.

  • Nor at that time could any power on earth have convinced me that I should find myself late one terrible night, sans my dress and my false hair, dangling from the eaves of the Richelieu Hotel in pursuit of a triple slayer.

  • The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is.

    • Marguerite de Valois,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()
  • Danger hides in beauty and beauty in danger.

  • Hindsight has repeatedly shown that we humans have a tendency to underestimate hazard, or to overestimate our ability to deal with it.

  • If you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.