Quotes and Sayings about Commitment



"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
(Related: Balance, Commitment, Sense, Writing)

"The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: 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
(Related: Wife, Commitment, Events, Future, Meeting, Research)

"It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven."
- George Allen
(Related: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

"Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Commitment, Weapons)

"I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)

"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
(Related: Faith, Commitment, Example, New testament, Order)

"US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Muslim, Want, Will, World)

"The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector."
- Peter Bart
(Related: 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
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Commitment, Democracy, Skepticism)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: America, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Memory, Will)

"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Principles, states, Support, United)

"One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness."
- David Bohm
(Related: Reality, Theories, Theory)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together."
- David Bowie
(Related: Time, Work, Now, Space, Years)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"Have I seen The Commitments? I was obsessed with that movie. I just watched it again about two weeks ago."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
"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
(Related: Time, Afghanistan, Commitment, Community, Country, Talking)

"There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Ideas, Commitment)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, People, Commitment, Community, Ideals, Today)

"Honor your commitments with integrity."
- Les Brown
(Related: Honor, Integrity)

"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
- Les Brown
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Commitment, First, Job)

"So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Commitment, Democrats, Job, Poor, Republicans, Respect)

"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
(Related: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

"Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature's strong commitment to increase access to Advanced Placement courses continues to pay off."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Commitment)

"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
(Related: People, Commitment, Pleasure)

"There's clearly something to be said for success and following through on your commitments."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Success)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

"If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Commitment, World)

"We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Commitment, Country, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Troops, World)

"I am not going to make any commitments to the teachers union to do anything until they do something that's other than in their own self- interest. And everything they have done so far is in their self-interests, and that's it."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Interest, Self, Teachers)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Values, American, Commitment, Future, Israel, Solution, states, United, World)

"I am appreciative of the Bush administration's commitment to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of quotas in this specific category."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Commitment, Facts, Trade)

"Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Promises, Security)

"What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Commitment, Help, Mail, Want)

"Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in."
- Phil Crane
(Related: People, American, Generations, Influence)

"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
(Related: People, Courage, Commitment, Desperation, Killing, Suicide)

"A career in the theatre demands so much commitment."
- Jim Dale
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Hope, Autumn, Commitment, Party, Saying, Unity, Vote, Will)

"Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with a great level of professionalism, personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Commitment, Competence, Force, Remarkable)

"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Fear, Commitment)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Commitment, Difference)

"It's time to renew our commitment to the world around us."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, America, Commitment, Memory, Will)

"So I come before you with a budget that is honest in its discussion of our challenges, creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in its commitment to our most vulnerable, and balanced on the bottom line."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Commitment)

"Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Society, Commitment)

"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Commitment, Promises)

"TV can be a long commitment."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Commitment)

"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
(Related: Equality, Commitment, Poor)

"Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Commitment, Violence)

"My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Education, Health, Children, Commitment, Focus, Future, Projects, Safety, Today, Will)

"We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love, protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families."
- David Elkind
(Related: Love, Abuse, Commitment, May, Neglect, Now, Protection)

"We stand with the people of Taiwan and their democratic ways, and I am proud to be a part of reaffirming the unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act by the United States Congress."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: People, Act, Commitment, Congress, states, United)

"All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

"One of the commitments that I personally have now is to a diverse approach to buying businesses, and the operation of those businesses."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Buying, Now)

"That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Dancing, Famous)

"When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Fear, Commitment, Independence)

"Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Society, Music, Nature, Being, Commitment)

"If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?"
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Life, Commitment)

"A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance."
- Tom Flores
(Related: Performance, Commitment)

"No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Work, Talent, Appreciation, Commitment, Fans, Hard work, Respect, Words)

"My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Morality, Commitment, Future, Israel, Security, Self)

"There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Mother, Father, Children, Commitment)

"There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Happiness, Commitment)

"You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Experience, Causes, Commitment, Mankind, May, Support, Will, World)

"Money should not, and must not, change our commitment to solving problems and building this state."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Change, Money, Building, Commitment, Problems, State)

"If you have millions of dollars you are not going to get to continue doing what you want. You are into a world of commitment to that money and all the people that helped you get that money."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Money, People, Commitment, Want, World)

"America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Greatness, America, Commitment, Freedom, Self)

"Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada, Commitment, Space, Wishes)

"The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we're prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Commitment, Confidence, Future, Tax, Hurt, Income, Tax cuts, Today, World)

"The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Quality, Policy, Achievement, Income, Inequality, Nation, Public, Today)

"We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Burden, Commitment, Conservation, Country, Electricity, Energy, Oil)

"As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Society, Commitment, Lawyers, Quick)

"With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Commitment, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Future, Respect, State, Water)

"There has never been any proper commitment to marketing these artists and their music. We are not Sony."
- Eddy Grant
(Related: Music, Artists, Commitment, Marketing)

"I think what it takes to succeed remains the same. You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up."
- Nancy Greene
(Related: Love, Work, Commitment, Ski, Succeed, Want)

"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Commitment, Country, Military, Veterans)

"Terrorism, too, must be excised wherever it exists, which will take years, and which can't happen without the total commitment and the everyday involvement of the American people."
- David Hackworth
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Terrorism, Will, Years)

"You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that's a problem. It's a fiscal problem for us."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Commitment, Want)

"Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Community, Crime, End, Genocide, Nations, Prevention, Punishment, United, Years)

"In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Democracy, Fighting, Freedom, Justice, London)

"Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Army, Commitment, Constitution, Enemies, Force, Forget, Importance, Marines, Nation, Navy)

"While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

"However, lifestyle intervention requires discipline with a tangible end result that is within reach. It requires personal resolve, a lifelong commitment."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Discipline, Commitment, End, Result)

"I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Direction, Rights, Human rights, Influence, Nations, states, United)

"The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Life, Commitment, Rights, Help, Human rights, Justice, Victims)

"We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Time, Work, Courage, Commitment, Danger, Day, Promise, Weapons)

"I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Funny, Life, Commitment, Sincerity, Wounds)

"Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Discipline, Purpose, Commitment, Growing up)

"One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Successful, Commitment, Pursuit)

"Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: People, Commitment, Country, Giving)

"You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Time, Commitment, Football, Skill, Understanding)

"Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: God, Commitment, Prayer)

"The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Beauty, Men, Commitment)

"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Beliefs, Commitment, Oppression, Persecution, Tolerance)

"If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is."
- Bob Kerrey
(Related: People, Commitment, Violence, Will)

"When I select a topic, it's usually a commitment of two to three years of my life."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Life, Commitment, Years)

"Not only did God deliver me from the bondage of alcoholism, he also blessed my family financially because of my commitment to honor what he had done for me and for not doing what I believed could possibly be destructive to others."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Family, God, Commitment, Honor)

"The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Vision, Commitment, Respect, Writers)

"Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Experience, Love, Society, Wife, HusbChildren, Commitment, Humanity, Stability, Welfare)

"So we have a commitment to the business and to its people."
- John Kluge
(Related: Business, People, Commitment)

"My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Commitment, Day, World)

"You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy."
- Irving Kristol
(Related: Idea, Commitment, Leaders)

"The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom, because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Life, Mom, Commitment)

"I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Family, Life, Love, Success, Being, Commitment)

"Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue, and resolving it requires a national commitment not just on health care but also border control, law enforcement and other resources."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Health, Control, Care, Commitment, Law)

"Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Blind, Commitment, Crime, Theory)

"To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Work, Commitment, Passion)

"I can finally go home and tell the constituents, law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that Congress is treating the meth problem with the same urgency and commitment that local communities have been treating it with for years."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Home, Commitment, Congress, Law, Leaders, State, Washington, Years)

"We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Leadership, Commitment, Fight, Law, State)

"That's the other thing about working on movies, the commitment is years. That's one thing that's so frustrating about the process is that it goes on and on and on for years."
- Thomas Lennon
(Related: Movies, Commitment, Years)

"The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Power, Commitment, Intellect, Reason, University)

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, Civilization, Commitment, Company, Effort)

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Life, Quality, Commitment, Excellence)

"You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen."
- Nia Long
(Related: Commitment, Order, Passion, Words, Writers)

"When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Commitment, Culture)

"Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Time, Hope, Now, Will)

"Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?"
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Talent, Strength, Commitment, Endurance)

"The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Anger, Car, Time, Commitment, Desire, Preparation, Will)

"However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Commitment, Racism, Reality)

"The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt."
- Rollo May
(Related: Commitment, Doubt)

"We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Support, Will)

"Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life."
- Matthew McConaughey
(Related: Life, Love, Commitment, Fact)

"Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Commitment, Expectation, Service, Will)

"Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down."
- David McNally
(Related: Commitment, Enemy, Press, Promise)

"I'm a little commitment phobic, in that I've always been someone who likes to take things one year at a time because as we all know, a year can change everything in your life."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Change, Life, Time, Commitment)

"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Accident, Commitment, Effort, Excellence, Planning, Productivity, Result)

"The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Life, Commitment, Emotion, Fanaticism, Man, Tragedy)

"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

"We are quite open, however, to looking at acquisitions and there are opportunities that we periodically consider. and I think that may be something we do in the future, but I must say that there is no commitment to that at the present time in any form or size."
- David Milne
(Related: Time, Commitment, Future, May, Open, Present)

"Commitment and co-operation to overcome barriers and difficulties, and determination to achieve the standards of the EU as well as NATO membership, are and have always been the principal target."
- Alfred Moisiu
(Related: Determination, Commitment, Difficulties)

"The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Experience, Commitment, Emotion, Information, Television)

"I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Peace, Agreement, Commitment, Conflict, State)

"Anyone who knows me, knows I don't walk away from a commitment, but I had a commitment to myself. Yes, there were times Nickelodeon made it more difficult than it needed to be, but there were also times they made it easier."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Commitment)

"This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials."
- Michael Musto
(Related: Truth, Americans, Being, Commitment, Irony, Senses, Today, Yearning)

"Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition."
- Riccardo Muti
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Ambition, Commitment, Nobility, Ostentation, Simplicity, Spirit)

"One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: People, America, Commitment, Environment, Freedom, Secrets)

"And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Cooperation, Defense, Enemy, Patience, Play, Vigilance)

"Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Hurt)

"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Commitment, Difference)

"Well, I think I've made 44 films and only like four times I've played real characters I'm just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: People, Cause, Commitment, Energy, Spirit)

"The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

"We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Legal, People, Honor, Obligation)

"I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Time, Commitment)

"Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Commitment, Ending, Future, Iraq, Mission)

"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Quality, Commitment, Culture, Help, Kids, Options, Quantity)

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)

"In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Family, Faith, Opportunity, Hope, Commitment, Community, Freedom, Light, Will)

"I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science."
- Heinz R. Pagels
(Related: Science, Commitment, Reason)

"A great deal has been said about my commitment not to raise taxes. It's a core value - it's common sense - it's important to keeping and growing jobs - and it's mainstream!"
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Commitment, Common sense, Jobs, Taxes, Value)

"You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Greatness, Commitment, Improvement, Journey, Monument, State)

"Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Life, Power, Science, God, Christianity, Acceptance, Commitment, Conflict)

"As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Equality, People, Commitment, Writers)

"What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Commitment, First, World)

"Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Nature, Culture, Violence)

"Life does not stand still for families and local communities when our brave men and women are deployed, but we can make their time apart more bearable by recognizing their sacrifice and fulfilling our commitments to them."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Life, Men, Time, Women, Sacrifice)

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Commitment, Europe)

"The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Commitment, Country, Experts, Needs, Occupation, Soldiers, Years)

"But with lots of good ideas, implementation is the key, and so we need to keep our eye on the ball as we go forward and make sure that people honor their pledges in terms of financial commitments, and that we actually use this money so that it makes a real difference."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Money, People, Ideas, Financial, Difference, Eye, Honor, Key)

"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Imagination, Commitment)

"There's no abiding success without commitment."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Success, Commitment)

"The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment."
- Jill Robinson
(Related: Dream, Idea, American, Commitment, Ending, Responsibility)

"I'm not just a politician, I'm a guy who has a real deep, substantive, commitment to education."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Education, Commitment, Deep)

"An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment."
- Bruno Rossi
(Related: Science, Commitment)

"Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Legal, People, Commitment, Desire, Nations, states, United)

"My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Life, Success, Balance, Content, Day, Measure)

"And that's what makes this a great game, is the support and the commitment that the fans give the game."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Commitment, Fans, Support)

"We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Commitment, Economy, Jobs, Spirit, Succeed, Will)

"The idea that UN commitments should be followed by action is indeed a radical one, especially for the United States, where wilful neglect of its own commitments is the rule."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Idea, Action, Neglect, Radical, states, United)

"Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Government, Development, Action, Actions, America, Authority)

"While it is important to maintain a balanced approach to solving our nation's energy problems, we must commit ourselves to recognize some areas as 'off limits,' and the Artic National Wildlife Reserve is a national symbol of that commitment."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Commitment, Energy, Limits, Nation, Problems, Symbol, Wildlife)

"I have a contract but it's not a commitment in the ordinary sense. It's our ongoing conversation."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Commitment, Conversation, Sense)

"A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Work, Commitment)

"There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Commitment, Songs, Words)

"I moved on with my life but I still have a big commitment to Terri. I made her a promise."
- Michael Schiavo
(Related: Life, Commitment, Promise)

"That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Fear, Commitment)

"Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Being, Years)

"The Lord will bless us with more baptisms if you make sure the ones you have are going to keep their commitments. The Lord will not prepare more people for baptism if we are not converting the ones we have."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: People, Will)

"As leaders, we become whole when we see that our focused, singular commitment to making the numbers and the metrics cannot be effective on its own, but only when it is part of the whole picture - only when we see that it takes more than metrics to make up the whole."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Numbers)

"You can't get a good crew and a good sound system, and a good light system if you do a small tour. If you want the best, those guys want a commitment of about 4 to 6 months. And I'd want the best people and the best stuff."
- Bob Seger
(Related: People, Commitment, Light, Months, Sound, Want)

"The Palestinians will never, never implement their commitment to dismantle their infrastructure of terrorist organizations."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Commitment, Will)

"Which is, I'm an optimist that two people can be together to work out their conflicts. And that commitment, I think, might be what love is, because they both grow from their relationship."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Love, Work, People, Commitment)

"Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think?"
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Commitment, Feeling, Friends, Intimacy, Problems, Reflection, Relationships)

"It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Argument, Commitment, Day)

"Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Commitment)

"Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Action, Children, Future)

"Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love."
- William E. Simon
(Related: Love, Time, Wealth, Commitment, Energy, Passion, Sharing)

"I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Thought, Commitment, Television)

"The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Government, Being, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom)

"Our country, the United States of America, may be the world's largest economy and the world's only superpower, but we stretch ourselves dangerously thin by taking on commitments like Iraq with only a motley band of allies to share the burden."
- John Spratt
(Related: America, Burden, Country, Economy, Iraq, May, states, United, World)

"Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Commitment, Intimacy, Passion)

"A lot affects the outcome. It boils down to scheduling and the commitment of the network."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Commitment, Network)

"Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Men, Work, Commitment, Feeling, Man, Passion, Woman)

"I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental, Leadership, Development, Awareness, Commitment, Now, Research)

"I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Peace, People, Commitment, Environment, President, Security, University, World)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"It was not until I had graduated from college that I made a professional commitment to it. Frankly, I didn't think it wise. I was my own interior parental force, and it's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: College, Commitment, Force, Profession)

"But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has - trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Country, Decisions, May, Now, Trade)

"Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies."
- Howard Thurman
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Commitment, Man, May, Yield)

"I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Men, Fun)

"Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Family, Time, Faith, People, Adversity, Commitment, Journey, Years)

"Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Children, Commitment, Environment, Journey, Serenity)

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Equality, Women, Brotherhood, Commitment, Economy, Environment, Military, Schools, Violence)

"Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Promises)

"And because of these programs like Medicare, Medicare prescription drugs, Social Security, we now have the healthiest and wealthiest group of senior citizens that the world has ever seen. This is a continuing commitment to that."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Commitment, Drugs, Now, Security, World)

"I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Body, Commitment, Drinking, Goodness, Mind)

"Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Money, Music, Politics, African, Commitment, Deep, Martin, May)

"My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world."
- Faye Wattleton
(Related: Commitment, Satisfaction, World)

"If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?"
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Values, Students)

"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Commitment, Military, Risk)

"I'm fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Commitment)

"We are called to show utter commitment to the God who is revealed in Jesus and to all those to whom His invitation is addressed."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: God, Commitment)

"The wonderful thing about Food for Thought is that it lets you keep your hand in theater and be in front of a live audience without a commitment of six months, or even three months."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Food, Thought, Commitment, Months, Theater)

"Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Careers, Commitment, Curiosity, Support)

"That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's commitment because most of them are going to have to continue doing that when they've finished the program."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Commitment, Writer)

"Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying."
- Neil Young
(Related: Music, Business)

"Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him - that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic, dramatic terrorist attack."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Commitment, Troops)

"My commitment is my commitment."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Commitment)

"It's true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: War, Government, Commitment, Democracy, Europe, Iraq, Security)

"It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Action, Character, Discipline, Bed, Commitment)