From the country that gave the world an enduring urge to ‘Keep calm’ in WWII, it is only normal to expect the same kind of resilience and inspiration, in an era of uncertainty and terrorist threat. We are talking about the UK, of course, and the message of resilience comes in the form of slogans and famous quotes, written on London underground metropolitan train network noticeboards.
This came to prominence after the terrorist attack in Westminster which left five dead and scores injured; where once service announcements and timetable information appeared, now one can read quotes by famous authors, poets, and philosophers.
Last week, it was a famous quote by Nikos Kazantzakis that was employed to inspire Londoners: “I fear nothing, I hope for nothing, therefore I am free.”
The quote was seen on a Paddington service announcement board and shared on Facebook.