Quotes / I Gave My Word

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, The Warrior's Apprentice

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.
Rapunzel, Tangled

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?
Danny: Yes! I PROMISED!! (unleashes Ghostly Wail)

"Well, I never knew that you wanted to put me to death till this minute; I know’t now. But still so long as I’m in your service I can’t 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.
Halo 3

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)

"If he promised you, then it will be so, […] He may bring her forward in time whenever we return so she doesn't have to wait for you, or take you back to just before she wakes, or some other way. However they make it happen, the Lord and Lady will keep their promises to you, don't worry."
— an Original Character to Asuka Langley Sohryu, A Crown of Stars

Maxim: "D-Dekar...? How did you...?!"
Dekar: "Survive? I told you, that the second best thing I'm best at is not dying."

Mr. Smee: But cap'n, wouldn't it be more...humane-like...to slit his throat?
Captain Hook: Aye, that it would, Mr, Smee, but I have given me word not to lay a finger or a hook on Peter Pan. And Captain Hook never breaks a promise.

Bleez: I guess I'll learn whether you're a man of your word.
Guy Gardner: If I'm anything, I'm that.

Now, men swear by someone greater than themselves; for them an oath serves as a guarantee and puts an end to all argument.
Hebrews 6:17

71-Hour Ahmed: I swore to him.
Vimes: But D'regs are oath-breakers. Everyone knows that.
Ahmed: Oh, oaths. Stupid things. I gave him my word.

I'm not gonna run away. I never go back on my world! That's my nindo: my ninja way!
Naruto, Naruto

Tarrant: I gave them my word.
Avon: You didn't give them mine.
Blake's 7, "City at the Edge of the World"

"I have your word on that?"
Well, his former naivete hadn't been totally eradicated. I'd spent most of my life killing people for a living. Did he think I was going to lose sleep over a lie?
"You have my word," I said.
The Killer Ascendant, by Barry Eisler.