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For other uses, see Commitment (disambiguation).

Commitment is the intellectual or emotional state of being bound to complete or accomplish some task or goal.


  • I believe in individual freedom; that's my primary and complete commitment—individual liberty.  That’s what it's all about.  And that's what socialism was supposed to be about, or anarchism was supposed to be about, and tragically has been betrayed.  …  I feel much safer in your company.
    • Murray Bookchin, speaking to a crowd of anarcho-capitalists and other libertarians at a Libertarian Party Conference, depicted in Anarchism in America, directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher (15 January 1983).
  • 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.
  • It takes two things to change the world, and you'd be surprised how many people have good ideas, but—commitment? true commitment?—that's the hard one.  It requires sacrifice.
    • Fictionalised portrayal of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in The Fifth Estate (5 September 2013), screenplay by Josh Singer.  The line appears from 0:47:35 to 0:47:49 and is partially repeated in voice-over from 1:51:43 to 1:51:55.

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