Nude Quotes

Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.

The Princess Borghese, Bonaparte’s sister, who was no saint, sat to (the artist Antonio) Canova as a reclining Venus, and being asked if she did not feel a little uncomfortable, replied, “No. There was a fire in the room.”

The women suffer’d every part to be examined without the least appearance of bashfulness, and the men absolutely play with their Penis as a child would with any bauble or a man twirl about the key of his watch. (of Aborigines)

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.