Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
Author: John Berger (1926)
Profession: British Actor, Critic
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Author: Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898)
Profession: Prussian Statesman, Prime Minister
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
Author: William Blake (1757-1827)
Profession: British Poet, Painter
There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.
Author: Francis H. Bradley (1846-1924)
Profession: British Philosopher
In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
Author: Robert Bresson (1907)
Profession: French Film Director
Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.
Author: John Donne (1572-1632)
Profession: British Metaphysical Poet
They say a lot of women would like to see me naked, but there's not a lens long enough for that.
Author: Andy Garcia (1956)
Profession: Cuban-born American Actor
Nudity is the uniform of the other side... nudity is a shroud.
Author: Milan Kundera (1929)
Profession: Czech Author, Critic
To see you naked is to recall the Earth.
Author: Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
Profession: Spanish Poet, Dramatist, Musician and Artist
You know, it's just like being a peddler. You want two breasts? Well, here you are -- two breasts. We must see to it that the man looking at the picture has at hand everything he needs to paint a nude. If you really give him everything he needs -- and the best -- he'll put everything where it belongs, with his own eyes. Each person will make for himself the kind of nude he wants, with the nude that I will have made for him.
Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Profession: Spanish Artist
I wouldn't do nudity in films. To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary.
Author: Julia Roberts (1967)
Profession: American Actress
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.
Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)
Profession: American Humorist, Actor
To be sure an European woman would blush to her fingers ends at the very idea of appearing publicly stark naked; but education and prejudice are everything, since it is an axiom, that where there is no feeling of self-reproach, there can assuredly be no shame.
Author: Captain J. G. Stedman (1744-1797)
Profession: British Soldier, Author, Artist
Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.
Author: Gloria Steinem (1934)
Profession: American Feminist Writer, Editor