Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.Justice Potter Stewart
The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.Henry Steele Commager
The spectacle of a judge pouring over the picture of some nude, trying to ascertain the extent to which she arouses prurient interests, and then attempting to write an opinion which explains the difference between that nude and some other nude has elements of low comedy.
Thurman ArnoldThe Puritan often will broodOn how horrid it is to be nude;The absence of clothingHe views with such loathingThat the naked truth strikes him as lewd.D.R. Benson
The nakedness of woman is the work of God.William Blake
Something about the nude figure brings out the philosopher in me. Sometimes I'll add text as I'm drawing the figure at open studio... I find myself writing thoughts from a different perspective that never would have occurred to me alone at home.Theresa BayerHe who does not master the nude, cannot understand the principles of architecture.MichelangeloNakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
The undressed is vulgar - the nude is pure.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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. Kenneth Clark Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation. Joseph Joubert