Quotations About / On: COMMITMENT

  • 1.
    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 (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, October 12, 1974, at the National Organization for Women Conference on Sexuality, New York City. "Renouncing Sexual 'Equality'," ch. 2, published in Our Blood (1976).)
    More quotations from: Andrea Dworkin, commitment
  • 2.
    Marriage is not a requirement; it's a lifetime commitment.
    (Value of marriage)
    More quotations from: Edgar Rendon Eslit
  • 3.
    By multiplying ironies, I evade commitments.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley
  • 4.
    Commitments, not feelings, hold life together.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, together, life
  • 5.
    The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
    (Jill Robinson (b. 1936), U.S. novelist. As quoted in American Dreams, book 1 part 1, by Studs Terkel (1980). The daughter of movie producer Dore Schary, Robinson had grown up in Hollywood and was referring obliquely to the movie industry's preference for happy endings.)
  • 6.
    Consensus is usually made possible by vague language and shallow commitments.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley
  • 7.
    It's easy to be a player and hide your heart. Real men, keep it real because they understand the value of commitment!
    (life)
    More quotations from: Robert Peacock
  • 8.
    Climbing a fault scarp is very demanding requiring a lot of thrust and commitment but falling from the top requires less effort.
    (Risk management)
    More quotations from: ANTHONY KIRUI
  • 9.
    Adolescents need to be reassured that nothing—neither their growing maturity, their moods, their misbehavior, nor your anger at something they have done—can shake your basic commitment to them.
    (Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 1 (1990).)
  • 10.
    Perceiving myself through others' ideas of what it means to be a woman has made it difficult for me to achieve the necessary commitment [to be a poet].
    (Naomi Clark (b. 1932), U.S. poet. As quoted in A Gift That Cannot be Refused, ch. 2, by Mary Biggs (1990). Written in 1983 in a questionnaire response.)
    More quotations from: Naomi Clark, commitment, woman
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