Nude Quotes

I’m not against half naked girls – not as often as I’d like to be.

Nudists are fond of saying that when you come right down to it everyone is alike, and, again, that when you come right down to it everyone is different.

Complete nudity in itself is not erotic. It becomes so only when preceded by or contrasted to a state of dress. In this limited context then, all clothes become somewhat immoral, if we define immorality as inciting sexual interest. Habitual nakedness may indeed be capable of elevating man to a higher mental plane.

I object to all partly clothed figures, altogether, as being unpleasantly suggestive of impropriety… (I would ) have none but wholly clothed, or wholly nude – which, to my mind are not improper at all.

Yoko Ono, who is 70 years old, will get naked on stage, in Paris, as part of an art show for peace. Hey, it could be worse – she could be singing.

She was dressed in Indian muslin, and beneath it she only wore a chemise of fine cambric, and by the time the rain had made her clothes cling to her body she looked more than naked, but she did not evince any confusion.

But ever his gaze returned to that Crouched Venus on the piano. To his homely, frontier-trained mind, it seemed curious that a nice young woman should have such a bold, if not sinful, object on display in her own room. But he reconciled himself to it by an act of faith. Since it was Dede, […]

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow – and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.

In 1879, Carroll’s (Lewis Carroll – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) diaries show what Colin Ford describes as “a positive crescendo of activity” in photographing young girls naked. Frances Henderson was “in her favorite dress of nothing”; next day, little Leila Taylor “in jersey and bathing drawers”. Then Frances alone, “lying on a blanket, naked as usual”. […]

Naked I came, and naked I leave the scene, And naked was my pastime in between.