Quotations on Commitment

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Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Balance, Commitment, Sense, Writing)

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Wife, Commitment, Events, Future, Meeting, Research)

I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti
(Keywords: Success, Motivation, Determination, Goal, Commitment, Desire, Excellence, Key, Pursuit, Will)

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Faith, Commitment, Example, New testament, Order)

The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Financial, Commitment, Media)

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Advertising, Commitment, Credibility, Effect, Giving, Today)

America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Memory, Will)

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Education, Commitment, Expectations, Parents, Students, Teachers)

I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Financial, Boys, Commitment, Relationships)

Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.
- Arthur Blank
(Keywords: Sports, Commitment, Competition, Passion)

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Peace, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Principles, states, Support, United)

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Time, Afghanistan, Commitment, Community, Country, Talking)

My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Family, Life, People, Commitment, Community, Ideals, Today)

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Commitment, Will)

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Character, Courage, Commitment, Compassion, Nation, Promise, Today)

For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Men, Women, Life, Sacrifice, Commitment, Honor, Service)

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

I mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: People, Commitment, First, Job)

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan, and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.
- George Carey
(Keywords: People, Commitment, Pleasure)

Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause.
- Mel Carnahan
(Keywords: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Commitment, Party, Wrong)

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

You know, it's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe; and the steps that NATO will take to expand to the East, that's a commitment.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: Dream, Commitment, Europe, President, Will)

I go to Malawi twice a year. It's where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It's sort of a commitment that I've made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS.
- Madonna Ciccone
(Keywords: Children, Commitment, Country, Projects)

We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: People, Values, American, Commitment, Future, Israel, Solution, states, United, World)

What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: People, Commitment, Compassion, Feeling, President, Words)

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.
- Robert Conklin
(Keywords: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.
- Robert Conquest
(Keywords: Peace, Commitment, Environment, Fault)

I would say 90 percent of my mail and phone calls are from people who want some kind of help or succor or commitment from me to do something.
- Peter Coyote
(Keywords: People, Commitment, Help, Mail, Want)

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
- Robert Crumb
(Keywords: People, Courage, Commitment, Desperation, Killing, Suicide)

A career in the theatre demands so much commitment.
- Jim Dale
(Keywords: Career, Commitment, Theatre)

Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Business, Love, Chicago, Commitment, Community, Today, Years)

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
- Ron Davies
(Keywords: Hope, Autumn, Commitment, Party, Saying, Unity, Vote, Will)

Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with.
- Jeffery Deaver
(Keywords: Time, Society, Books, Commitment, Want)

Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government.
- Peter DeFazio
(Keywords: Government, Home, Development, Commitment, Country, Security, Troops)

I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people.
- Laura Dern
(Keywords: People, Commitment, Difference)

It's time to renew our commitment to the world around us.
- Christopher Dodd
(Keywords: Time, Commitment, World)

My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.
- Elizabeth Dole
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Commitment, Reading, Will, Word)

No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging those lost in the horrible attacks. America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve, and a commitment to her own.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Time, America, Commitment, Memory, Will)

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Equality, Commitment, Poor)



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