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Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

My first pieces, in an art context, were ways to get myself off the page and into real space. These photographic pieces were ways to, literally, throw myself into my environment. They were photographs not of an activity, but through an activity; the activity (once I planted a camera in the instrument of that activity - once I, simply, held a camera in my hands) could produce a picture. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Maybe I had to stop photographing so that I could learn to touch. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

The issue for me is American competitiveness, and how do we best create a climate here that allows international capital to come to these shores to create jobs. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Ragnar Kjartansson

I had a total revelation with the feminist moment, with Carolee Scheeman and Marina Abromovic and of course Joan Jonas; that was a big breakthrough with me. And through them, [I was introduced to] Chris Burden and Bruce Nauman and Vito Acconci. You can almost call it a gang, because the works are always talking together. That stuff had a huge impact on me, but other than that, my interest had always been old paintings. — Ragnar Kjartansson

Vito Quotes By Danny De Vito

the choices we make dictate the life we lead — Danny De Vito

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

The Staten Island Ferry remains a potential terrorist target. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By J.M. Darhower

Vincent doesn't like seeing Maura upset, and well, it's hard for her not to be upset when I'm around." "Can't say I'm surprised," Vito said. "She's Vincent's weakness. If he doesn't learn to control that, he'll get her killed." "Antonio says it's the other way around." "I don't often disagree with the Boss, but nah ... her blood will be on Vincent's hands someday. — J.M. Darhower

Vito Quotes By Vito Michienzi

Deep thoughts about the universe mean nothing if you keep putting yourself in the centre of it. — Vito Michienzi

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I became much more interested in plot when I really didn't consider myself a writer anymore. When I was in an art context and I started to do installations, that was when writing of mine almost returned to fiction. Earlier I felt like I didn't have anything to write about, I could only concentrate on the page, I could only concentrate on words. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Everybody uses labels: they give you a handle on things - an over-simplified handle, sure, but without labels, without ads, without words, the world would be an indistinguishable mass, a blur. You can hope, maybe, that people ascribe so many labels to you that none wins out — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

Christianity voids any significance that would otherwise be attributed to a human life. It reduces all the good things you've done and all the bad things you've done to, well, nothing. All the good you've done won't matter if you don't have Jesus. All the bad you've done won't matter if you do have Jesus. In either case, what you do doesn't matter. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

When I say my brother and his wife are heterosexual, that doesn't mean I'm talking about their sex lives. Likewise, when we say someone is gay, we're talking about sexual orientation, not their sexual activity. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Mr. Speaker, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked, and Britain stood with us. This was not only an attack against America, but against the civilized world; and Britain understood this. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Writing was always a laborious thing for me. I never wrote fluently, I never wrote fluidly, there was something very awkward in my writing. But it seemed to me purposely awkward. It's almost as if I made the labor part of writing. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Mario Puzo

Why should I be afraid now? Strange men have come to kill me ever since I was twelve years old. — Mario Puzo

Vito Quotes By C. Alexander Hortis

In July 1958, Cristoforo Rubino became another informer to fall before testifying against Mafia drug traffickers. A week before he was to testify before a grand jury investigating Vito Genovese and other traffickers, Rubino was shot dead on a Brooklyn sidewalk.98 — C. Alexander Hortis

Vito Quotes By Miranda Liasson

I can't thank you enough for this," Vito said. He sounded humble, for the first time Bella could ever remember. Was this really her dad? Or was this the version the aliens left behind? — Miranda Liasson

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Barney Hoskyns

When LOVE played the still hipper Whisky A Go-Go, further west along Sunset, Arthur Lee claims they 'started the whole hippy thing' in tandem with an in-crowd of freaks led by aging beatnik sculptor Vito Paulekas. It was Vito, Carl Franzoni, Sue, Beatle Bob, Bryan Maclean and me ... people would come to Ben Frank's to hang out with us after we played shows. — Barney Hoskyns

Vito Quotes By Gordon Vivace

On Chicken Parmesan: It was all downhill from there. Eventually, the boneless chicken breast replaced the chicken breast as America's favorite tasteless meat product, and then boneless skinless chicken breast, and somewhere in between the birth of my ultimate nemesis: The Chicken Patty. How things went quite so far downhill that the patty found its way into ANY Italian food is beyond me, but I can assure you this dish isn't what anyone back in Italy had in mind when they sent Vito through Ellis Island with an eggplant recipe. — Gordon Vivace

Vito Quotes By Bam Margera

My uncle is so funny - Don Vito. He was always fat with the craziest voice. Dude, he barely speaks English; it's just full-blown jibber-jabber. It's so funny to watch on TV because you really need subtitles because you can't understand him. — Bam Margera

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I wanted to be involved with the making of some kind of parallel world. I thought, there's no reason to go to different parts of our world, because you can write them. You can stay home, stay in a little room, and imagine all these worlds. And I wanted to do that. Why did I want to do that, I'm not sure if I can tell. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

While faith may be helpful to the one possessing it, making him feel good and fulfilled and peaceful inside, one thing it is not is responsible. It cannot be. No matter how much you might value your faith, it cannot be responsible. Why not? Faith, by its very nature, is invested with your personal feelings on any given matter. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

It struck me as particularly suspicious that Yahweh was described as being remarkably human. I mean, seriously; this God is, at times, almost too human. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

Since one could virtually open the Bible to any page and likely find something that speaks to his particular situation, is it fair to attribute this to the voice of God? After all, the Bible is not the only relevant book in existence. There are other religions with other scriptural texts which could do the same job. In fact, the text need not even be "scriptural." I could select Sartre's "Existentialism and Humanism" off the shelf, randomly flip to any page, and likely find something applicable to my life. Does this mean God is speaking through the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, a man who was by no means considered a friend to Christian thought? If the answer is yes, then who really needs to read the Bible? If this God is capable of turning anything into his "word" at any time, then you could theoretically receive a message from him in your Alpha-Bits. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Architecture is not about space but about time. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

A life based on [religious] faith is a life based on pure speculation, and speculation is, by its very definition, unsound. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

You can't plead tolerance for gays by saying that they're just like everyone else. Tolerance is something we should extend to people who are not like everyone else. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

If something's public then it seems like the important thing is the person in that public. And the notion of rhetoric. I went to Jesuit schools that focused on first there's grammar, then there's rhetoric, and rhetoric's usually seen as a kind of degraded method, because you're trying to persuade. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Mario Puzo

Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.
-Don Vito Corleone — Mario Puzo

Vito Quotes By Phil Wohl

The Don looked around his cell, including the naked 30 year-old woman sprawled in his bed and steaming bowl of Mussels Marinara sitting in front of him. He was always famished after sex and couldn't envision a life on the outside that would limit all of the things he loved to do. In a way, being on the outside would be like going to jail for Don Vito. — Phil Wohl

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

First at the outset, let me commend the great men and women of the United States Coast Guard for what they do. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens. They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of murdering innocent people. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

In New York alone, there was an average of more than 300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000, with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Dorothy Uhnak

I picked up the butter-soft suede shirt and slacks and held them toward Martucci, but he bent over, grabbing at his stomach, and made it into the dark little cubicle in time to vomit into the toilet. He ran the small trickle of water in the sink over his hands, dabbed water on his face, then blotted himself on the rough paper towels. Within the next five minutes, he was dressed and deposited in the rear seat of my car between Haley and Finn. Vito, who had scared the living hell out of the hustler before giving him a kick in the ass out the hotel's side door, sat next to me as I drove. Vito was breathing heavily; it was the only sound in the car. — Dorothy Uhnak

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I can pick out people in this city to follow. I can be in a show at the Museum of Modern Art, my space in the Museum of Modern Art is my mailbox, my mail is delivered there. Whenever I want mail, I have to go through this city to get my mail. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

The true nature of the Christian's bondage is this: faith commands his every move, his every thought, and his every inclination. Moreover, because faith is tenacious by nature, and because it comes with this attendant stigma that angering God is unwise, the Christian is tempted - no, compelled to err on the side of his faith even in the face of overwhelming evidence that proves the contrary. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Even though I always claimed that I didn't want to write about something - once I wasn't writing fiction, anyway; I think for me the change from fiction to poetry was that in fiction I was writing about something, in poetry I was writing something. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

You could walk around behind the typist and read the text, which was about hearing, and what you heard was the sound of the typewriter. Of course, this was a pre-electric typewriter, a typewriter that made noise. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

If the Bible is accurate in its assertions (a generous statement on our part), then we must also observe that anyone who ultimately comes to God does so because God made it happen. But this seems to imply that God makes it happen for some but doesn't make it happen for others. Why? Is this fair? Is this good? Is this justice? Is this love? — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I'm using my own person in pieces, but I'm trying to turn my person into a nonperson in the sense of a person without will, without volition. I'm subjecting myself to a scheme. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Kristen Ashley

Uncle Vito is going to make his own nephew swim with the fishes? — Kristen Ashley

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

Any story dealing, however seriously, with homosexual love is taken to be a story about homosexuality while stories dealing with heterosexual love are seen as stories about the individual people they portray. This is as much a problem today for American filmmakers who cannot conceive of the presence of gay characters in a film unless the specific subject of the film is homosexuality. Lesbians and gay men are thereby classified as purely sexual creatures, people defined solely by their sexual urges. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I was starting to recognize a corner I was driving myself into: that all writing could do was refer to things that had already been written. I'm making the margin, but the margin of a book that already exists. I was having this exhilaration at, but at the same time horror of this recognition that I'd driven myself into the world of only books. This is a world of the previously written, and maybe I don't have to add to it, maybe all I can do is measure it. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Rather than attend to a world considered as if it's out there, I have to start to attend to me. That led to some things that I never wanted it to lead to, person as a sort of psychological miasma. I started to get wrapped up in self, and then, for the first time, self did become an autobiographical self. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Wally Lamb

When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street ... except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened. — Wally Lamb

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

There's a legal term for a problem in public space: something that might draw people to an area-say, across train tracks-where they might be caused harm. It's called a 'public nuisance.' I wouldn't mind being called that for my life's work. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Any time you do something, you make decisions about time and space. I wanted those decisions to be out of my hands. I could be dragged, carried along by another person, I could be a receiver. I could be the agent of the overall scheme, but I didn't want to be the agent of the particular action. I could make the ultimate decision that my space is going to change now, but I don't know where it's going to go. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Kristen Ashley

Life!' Vito exploded, making me jump. Up and down, good and bad, birth and death, celebration and devastation. If you got any balls at all, you roll with the punches and get the fuck on with it, pardon my French — Kristen Ashley

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

I just cannot help but feel as though [Christianity] cheapens life. After all, what we must conclude at the end of the day is this disheartening and somewhat debilitating possibility: everything you think, feel, hope for, long for, experience, taste, smell, touch, learn, comprehend, discover, create, work toward, work on, and do, means absolutely nothing to the Christian God if you do not have faith in Jesus. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

I think the Bush tax cuts should be made permanent. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

There is nothing loving about encouraging fear. Nothing. Fear leads to darkness, depression, anger, irrationality, anxiety, consternation, unrest, and ultimately, destruction. Fear, as Yoda reminds us all, is the path to the Dark Side. Fear is a weapon, not a productive tool. Fear is a means of control. Fear should never be the basis for why anyone does anything regarding the health of the mind, body, and spirit. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

Hollywood is yesterday, forever catching up tomorrow with what's happening today, — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Simone Troisi

Then Father Vito gave me this verse for my meditation: 'When God opens a door, no one closes it; when God closes it, no one opens it.' [cf. Rev. 3:7]. — Simone Troisi

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

It's not the bullet that kills you, it's the hole. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

It's language as a kind of structural system. A diagram of a sentence, now that seems like a kind of architectural model. I don't know how to explain it, but it would be nice to try. Why, why this fascination? — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

If you're a retail investor, you have set aside some of your hard-earned money for investment or to create a nest egg, for your kids or family. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

If the number of religious converts who converted during a season of intense suffering is high, then does that mean that the number of religious abstainers who abstained because their life was already satisfying is correspondingly low? If so, does this argue for or against religion's relevance in the world? If theistic religion is attractive, useful, and remedial only for those broken people in the most dismal of needful situations, then is this truly the work of a God or is it just the human psyche gravitating toward a comforting solution? — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Gennaro F. Vito

In 2012, an estimated 14,827 persons were murdered in the United States.
-- Federal Bureau of Investigation — Gennaro F. Vito

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

Reason is neutral. It has no biases. It has no agendas. There are no personal interests at stake. Reason simply says, "Here is the data, be responsible with it." As such, reason is impartial. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

The moment a mind closes is the moment it can no longer evolve. Intellectual inertia soon follows. I suppose that in many ways this is one of my main objections to theism; it assumes that all questions are already firmly answered. There is no room for curiosity. A closed question does not lead to other questions. Thus, there is no progression, no evolution, no molting. This is no good for me. I want to evolve. I want to progress. I want to molt. And I want to keep learning about the real mysteries of this Universe. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

We all encounter random phenomena, arbitrary occurrences, chance meetings, and eerie coincidences. When we attach our own meaning to these events, we are feeding meaning into the random; we are choosing something arbitrary and assigning our own deeper purpose to it. The problem, though, is that we do this selectively. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Michael Vito Tosto

You cannot have it both ways. You cannot apply a definitive conclusion to the favorable outcomes of random chance without also applying a definitive conclusion to the unfavorable outcomes of random chance. If you are not fair in both instances, it means you have just committed a variation of what is known as special pleading. — Michael Vito Tosto

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

It is an old stereotype, that homosexuality has to do only with sex while heterosexuality is multifaceted and embraces love and romance. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

I represent Staten Island and Brooklyn, and not just that the financial services industry is important to the U.S., but is disproportionately important to New York City. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

[My early performance work] started by being the activity of a person, any person, like any other - but once that person became photographed it became a specialized person, the object of a personality cult. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

It was very definitely architectural. I was using the words on the page as some kind of equivalent of a physical model. But I never thought at that point that I wanted to move toward architecture. I wanted to move toward real space. Sure, that's probably another way of saying, I want to move toward architecture. But I didn't define real space in terms of architecture, then. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Adriana Trigiani

For Ciro, Enza would sacrifice, fight to put food on the table, worry and fret over babies, and live life in full. She had only one life to share, and one heart to give the man who most deserved it. If she took Ciro on, she was in for a struggle compared to her life with Vito, but the love of all loves was worth it. — Adriana Trigiani

Vito Quotes By Jean Echenoz

The telephone could ring twice, Vito knew he was not going to pick it up. He would put on his leg before his trousers as he did every day on first getting up - at all events nothing good would ever again come by phone, and any way, no matter what, his leg came first. — Jean Echenoz

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Especially once those poetry events began, because, yeah, the stuff was still on the page, but the page was starting to spill into real space, spill into air, once you could hear it, once there was a typewriter, once there was a body of a typist, it was getting rid of the confines of the page. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Dumas

It's out there at sea that you are really yourself. — Vito Dumas

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

The root of heterosexual fear of male homosexuality is in the fact that anyone might be gay. Straight men aren't threatened by a flamboyant faggot because they know they aren't like that; they're threatened by a guy who's just like they are who turns out to be queer. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

And finally, let me just say it is a fact that not every city can dedicate resources to terrorism. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Those whose lives were lost on September 11 will remain in our thoughts and prayers forever. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Charles Busch

I stole that from Vito Russo. He said he was a devout believer in Judyism. — Charles Busch

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

I was always fascinated by diagramming a sentence. Because that is going into a space, going into a world of language. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

Russia under President Putin is less democratic and less free today than when he assumed office. If Russia cannot fulfill its obligation to the G-8 and maintain a high standard of democratic governance then its membership should be suspended. — Vito Fossella

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

If I'm dying from anything, it's from indifference and red tape. — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

Yeah, it's not that I wanted to do a painting, I wanted to do writing like that. What jolted me about Jasper Johns was how important it is to start with a convention, how important it is to start with what everybody knows and everybody takes for granted, whether it's a number, an alphabet letter, a set of alphabet letters, a target. — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Douglas Adams

Who should play the lead role in a film about me? Dunno. Danny De Vito? Jeff Goldblum? Meryl Streep? Someone of that kind. — Douglas Adams

Vito Quotes By Vito Acconci

[Photography was necessary to] make my place in the art-world: in order to do this, I had to make a picture, since a picture was what a gallery or museum was meant to hold (all the while, of course, I was claiming that I was denying the standard, rejecting it ... ) — Vito Acconci

Vito Quotes By Vito Russo

No one ever asks what causes heterosexuality because no one is interested in stopping it — Vito Russo

Vito Quotes By Vito Fossella

As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing. — Vito Fossella