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Nudity

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.

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