Quotations About / On: COMMITMENT

  • 1.
    Sometimes completing the smallest of commitments is an inspiration to one aspiring to complete the largest of commitments.
    (Commitments)
  • 2.
    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).)
  • 3.
    Marriage is not a requirement; it's a lifetime commitment.
    (Value of marriage)
  • 4.
    By multiplying ironies, I evade commitments.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
  • 5.
    Commitments, not feelings, hold life together.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
  • 6.
    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.)
  • 7.
    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).)
  • 8.
    'Students and teachers do not exist solely within a school, they exist within communities... we also need a commitment to develop more community improvement plans.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 9.
    'The highest levels of success in the classroom can only be reached with a continuous commitment to excellence.'
    (Robert John Meehan)
  • 10.
    'Commitments are properties... After thought is produced the color we have just experienced.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, Feb 2018)
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