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Nudity Quotes

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