"The nude alone is well dressed."
- Auguste Rodin
"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
- William Blake (1757-1827), English poet, painter, engraver
"To see you naked is to recall the Earth."
- Federico García Lorca (1899-1936), Spanish poet, playwright
"Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display.... The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress."
- John Berger (b. 1926), British critic
"It is well to remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude woman, or some anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."
- Maurice Denis