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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment.
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.
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.
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.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
The Palestinians will never, never implement their commitment to dismantle their infrastructure of terrorist organizations.
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.
I'm more keen on the person I'm involved with showing me his commitment rather than going through a marriage to display commitment to the world.
A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.
I have a contract but it's not a commitment in the ordinary sense. It's our ongoing conversation.
And that's what makes this a great game, is the support and the commitment that the fans give the game.
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.
I'm not just a politician, I'm a guy who has a real deep, substantive, commitment to education.
The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
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.
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
A lot affects the outcome. It boils down to scheduling and the commitment of the network.
I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time.
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.