„I feel the need to be naked with you.
Take off my pants, my shirt, my socks and my shoes.
I need to be naked with you.“
— Amber Dutch born German singer, songwriter, label owner and executive producer 1970
"The Need to Be Naked", from Naked (2002).
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Discussing the secret to a successful relationship to Ryan Seacrest at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
„I asked him, “Do you know the difference between nude and naked?”
He shook his head.
“Nude is artistic. Naked is defenseless.”“
— Larry Niven American writer 1938
Cloak of Anarchy (p. 124)
Short fiction, Tales of Known Space (1975)
„A kind and gentle heart he had,
To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every day he clad
When he put on his clothes.“
Source: The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), Ch. 17, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, st. 3.
Source: For One More Day
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
„Naked I came into this world, naked I shall go out of it. And a very good thing too, for it reminds me that I am naked under my shirt, whatever its colour.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
What I Believe (1938)
„I want to be naked running through the streets,
I want to invite this so-called chaos that you think I dare not be.“
— Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974
So Called Chaos
So-Called Chaos (2004)
„Every thing in life is a uniform; the only time our bodies are truly in civilian dress is when we’re naked.“
Source: The Cave (2000), p. 92 (Vintage 2003)
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"Song for a Dark Girl" (l. 11-12), from Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927)
„If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. But in order to survive you, I must first survive myself. I can sink no further and I cannot forgive you. There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice. Shameless now. Nameless now. Nothing now. No one now. But my soul must be iron cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless - and my fear is naked!“
— Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961
Bottom from the album Undertow by the band TOOL
„I was moving around the refugee camps and helping the destitute with food and clothes. But I did not wander half-naked because the refugees were naked.“
— Nathuram Godse Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi 1910 - 1949
Godse referring to Gandhi's way of empathising with destitutes not by helping them but by imitating their unfortunate circumstances
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
Divided by Infinity (p. 172)
The Perseids and Other Stories (2000)