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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.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

When you get the personality, you don't need the nudity.

Mae West (1892-1980) American actress and playwright.

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian German statesman and aristocrat.

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.

Robert Bresson (1901-1999) French film director.

Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.

Nudity is the uniform of the other side... nudity is a shroud.

Milan Kundera (1929-?) Czech writer.

My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let em wonder. I never believed in giving them too much of me.

Mae West (1892-1980) American actress and playwright.

Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.

John Updike (1932-?) American writer.