A verbal agreement is the most binding of contracts! Your soul is in your breath, and therefore in your voice. Once pledged it must be redeemed.
— Miles Vorkosigan, Vorkosigan Saga
A servant of the crown in the East makes his motto: 'Keep your word, though it break your neck'
—Nayland Smith, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu
They're all rogues and liars, and I'm with ye there. The more reason there should be one decent man in such a land of thieves! My word is passed, and I'll stick to it.
—David Balfour, Catriona
A Prince should not be forsworn more than once or twice during his reign.
My word is my bond.
—Slade Wilson, The New Teen Titans
Superman: If I let you out, do you swear to leave me and everyone else on Earth in peace?
Lobo: The Main Man's word is his bond, man.
— Superman: The Animated Series — "The Main Man" (Part 2)
And when I promise something, I never break that promise.
Dan: What makes you think you can change my past?
Danny: Because I promised my family!
Dan: AHAHAHAHAAA! Oh, you are such a child! You promised?
"Well, I never knew that you wanted to put me to death till this minute; I knowít now. But still so long as Iím in your service I canít refuse to do your work."
—Gilla na Grakin, "Gilla na Grakin and Fin MacCumhail"
Harry: Well, there comes a time to turn Mother's picture to the wall and get out. The village will be no worse off than it was before we came.
Chris: You forget one thing. We took a contract.
Vin: Not the kind any court would enforce.
Chris: That's just the kind you've got to keep.
Master Chief: You know me, when I make a promise...
Cortana: You... keep it.
Carla Jean: You've got no cause to hurt me.
Cash Bailey: You know me. I keep my promises.
Jack Benteen: Oh hell, I always knew that, Cash. Problem with you is getting one out of you.
— Extreme Prejudice (1987)