"Be nude when you can, be clothed when it`s in the best
interest of nudism."

"One should go through life, be it red or blue, stark naked and
accompanied by the music of a subtle fisherman." Francis
Piscabia (Italian cubist)

...wearing nothing is divine naked is a state of mind i take
things off to clear my head to say the things i haven`t said i
live inside my elements the earth and sky are my best friends
water is the evidence that washes me from end to end... first
verse of track #1, "naked eye," on Luscious Jackson`s latest

"For my exercise video, we had this big wooden podium set
up in the middle of Saline Beach, and I would do all the
exercises, and it would end up that the people on vacation
there on the beach would do the exercises with me for fun.
Then, at the end of the day, we would take off all of our
clothes and go running into the water." Claudia Schiffer,
American Way Magazine, Dec 1 1996

"Around my house clothing is optional, and shoes in
particular, seem to have a hard time staying on my children.
As I sit here in this swanky hotel room in a Bob Marley T-
Shirt and a pair of jeans with my bare feet dangling over an
antique desk putting off the time until I have to get up & get
dressed to go to dinner, I wonder where my children get this
aversion to clothing & footwear?" Jimmy Buffett, Barometer
Soup Insert

"A child who has never been allowed to see his parents and
brothers and sisters naked sees nudity as something shocking."
Dr. Helga Fleischhauer-Hardt, Show Me (New York: St.
Martin`s Press, 1975).

"Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your
children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about
the human body. If parents are very secretive about their
bodies and go to great lengths to prevent their children from
ever seeing a buttock or breast, children will wonder what is
so unusual, and even alarming, about human nudity." - Dr. Lee
Salk, Psychiatrist, (from an article in McCall`s Magazine, June

"If [the topless females] were violating any other rules, like
sitting on a subway bench topless smoking a cigarette, then we
would take action." - New York Transit Authority

As he said in Machiavel, omnes eodem patre nati, Adam`s
sons, conceived all and born in sin, etc. "We are by nature all
as one, all alike, if you see us naked; let us wear theirs and
they our clothes, and what is the difference?" - Robert Burton.

"Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue." - John Kenneth

"To reduce the accumulation of static electricity, you must
increase the humidity, change or get rid of the carpeting, or
both. Although a small room-sized humidifier may help, these
steps are often too expensive to be practical. A less expensive
(and correspondingly less effective) step is to avoid wearing
leather-soled shoes or clothes made of synthetic fibers. (If
possible, compute in the nude.) Weather or not you take any of
these steps, you should still touch metal to dissipate the static
charge before you touch the computer or a disk." - From the
book "Supercharging MS-Dos" by Microsoft Press, 3rd Ed.,
pg. 393, under the section "Static Electricity Is A Killer"

"I just love having no clothes on outside, and the only time to
do that is when the sun`s shining. It`s a wonderful sensation to
not have any clothes on." - P.J. Harvey, singer.

"I come from a country where you don`t wear clothes most of
the year. Nudity is the most natural state. I was born nude and
I hope to be buried nude." - Elle MacPherson, Australian
model and actress.

"We find that relaxing with clothes off at Elysium Fields is a
great tension reliever, for ourselves and our kids too." - actress
Lynn Redgrave


Those without bras have the support!

When wearing only a smile - be sure to smile a lot.

A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

Skinny-dippers never have to worry where to put wet
swimwear so it won`t soak the car seats on the way home!

"A streaker is one who is unsuited for his work." -inside of a
fortune cookie, no kidding!

My school colors were clear. We used to say, "I`m not naked,
I`m in the band." Steven Wright

"..all those textiles sure are going to be pissed when they
finally get to heaven, and find out the nudists have been there
all along"

Beware of the nude man who offers you the shirt off his back!

A nudist has no fear of a pick-pocket.

The big problem with pornography is defining it. You can`t
just say it`s pictures of people naked. For example, you have
these primitive African tribes that exist by chasing the
wildebeest on foot, and they have to go around largely naked,
because, as the old tribal saying goes: "N`wam k`honi soit qui
mali," which means, "If you think you can catch a wildebeest
in this climate and wear clothes at the same time, then I have
some beach front property in the desert region of Northern
Mali that you may be interested in." So it`s not considered
pornographic when National Geographic publishes color
photographs of these people hunting the wildebeest naked, or
pounding one rock onto another rock for some primitive
reason naked, or whatever. But if National Geographic were to
publish an article entitled "The Girls of the California Junior
College System Hunt the Wildebeest Naked," some people
would call it pornography. But others would not. And still
others, such as the Spectacular Rev. Jerry Falwell, would get
upset about seeing the wildebeest naked. - Dave Barry

"Most of the year, a Montana nudist is a polar bare."

Skin does not equal sin. - Slogan

I`ve got a brand nude attitude! - Slogan

He who sleeps in the raw, is in for a nude awakening. - Sign on a door.

I`m completely nude under my clothes! - Slogan

Grin and bare it! - Slogan

"One man you don`t catch with his pants down is a nudist." -
David Letterman

"Take off all your clothes and walk down the street waving a
machete and firing an Uzi, and terrified citizens will phone the
police and report: `There`s a naked person outside!`" - Mike

"If we were meant to be nude, we would have been born that
way." - Saying

"On the fourth day of telecommuting, I realized that clothes
are totally unnecessary." - Dilbert

"Nudism - Try it on!" - Slogan

"Some day people will grow up and realize that the only thing
vile about human bodies is the small minds some people have
developed within them." - Dick Hein

A couple of guys are sitting by a pool at a naturist camp and a
woman walks by. Noticing the very tiny tan lines from her
very tiny bikini, one guy turns to the other and says "wow, I
bet she really looks good in that!" - Submitted by Richard

As my wife tells her friends about my lifestyle, "You can take
him out, but you can`t dress him up." - Jim Leaman

"Be adventurous, do something nude once in awhile." -

"It`s easier to make friends of naturists than to make naturists
out of friends." - Dave Williams

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." - Henry
David Thoreau "Walden"

"There are those who so dislike the nude that they find
something indecent in the naked truth" - F H Bradley

If it is so dirty to be a nudist, than one day I hope to be
nothing but a pile of dirt! - Comment

"If I see anything I have not seen before, I shall shoot it!" -

"Nudists beware! Your end is in sight!" - Sign at Church

We may not see you often, but we see more of you. -
Common Saying

Two kids were playing ball outside a nudist resort. The ball
rolled behind the bushes and one of the kids went to retrieve it.
When he came back the second kid asked, "What was behind
the busehes?" The first kid replied "Oh just a bunch of people
playing volleyball and sunbathing." "Are they men or
women?" "I dont`t know, they don`t have any clothes on."


"Soon as it was night out we shoved; when we got her out to
about the middle we let her alone, and let her float wherever
the current wanted her to; then we lit the pipes, and dangled
our legs in the water, and talked about all kinds of things -- we
was always naked, day and night, whenever the mosquitoes
would let us -- the new clothes Buck`s folks made for me was
too good to be comfortable, and besides I didn`t go much on
clothes, nohow." chapter 19 of Mark Twain`s Huckleberry

"Clothes therefore, must be truly a badge of greatness; the
insignia of the superiority of man over all other animals, for
surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous
things." --TARZAN (From Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice

"The girl with dark hair was coming towards him across the
field. With what seemed a single movement she tore off her
clothes and flung them disdainfully aside. Her body was white
and smooth, but it aroused no desire in him, indeed he barely
looked at it. What overwhelmed him in that instant was
admiration for the gesture with which she had thrown her
clothes aside. With all its grace and carelessness it seemed to
annihilate a whole [oppressive] culture, a whole system of
thought." - From a dream scene in George Orwell`s "1984"

"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize
the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin
more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?" -

"Full nakedness! All joyes are due to thee, As souls unbodied,
bodies uncloth'd must be, To taste whole joyes." - John
Donne, Elegie XIX

"Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best." - Phineas
Fletcher, English Poet, 1582-1650

"Clothes make the man, but nakedness makes the human
being." - Kevin Kearney

"When unadorned, adorned the most." - James Thomson:
Autumn, line 204.

"Gymnasium" is Greek for "nude place"

"The best dress for walking is nakedness." - Colin Fletcher,
"The Complete Walker III", opening of Chapter 8

After it was found in practice to be better to strip than to
cover up all those parts, then what was ridiculous to the eyes
faded away in the face of what argument showed to be best. -
Plato, Republic 452d

The guardian women must strip for physical training, since
they`ll wear virtue instead of clothes. - Plato, Republic 457a

"We are all naked in the eyes of the Lord!" - Peter Boyle in
"The Dream Team"

"Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature! --ah if poor, sick,
prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more!
Is not nakedness then indecent? No, not inherently. It is your
thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectibility that
is indecent. There come moods when these clothes of ours are
not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent.
Perhaps indeed he or she to whom the free exhilarating extasy
of nakedness in Nature has never been eligible (and how many
thousands there are!) has not really known what purity is--nor
what faith or art or health really is." - Walt Whitman, "A Sun-
Bath--Nakedness" in "Specimen Days"

Soon as it was night out we shoved; when we got her out to
about the middle we let her alone, and let her float wherever
the current wanted her to; then we lit the pipes, and dangled
our legs in the water, and talked about all kinds of things -- we
was always naked, day and night, whenever the mosquitoes
would let us -- the new clothes Buck`s folks made for me was
too good to be comfortable, and besides I didn`t go much on
clothes, nohow. Chapter 19 of Mark Twain`s Huckleberry


1. In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon
the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and
took it; 2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son
of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy
loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so,
walking naked and barefoot. 3 And the LORD said, Like as
my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years
[for] a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; Isaiah
Chapter 20

"There is but one temple in this Universe: The Body. We
speak to God whenever we lay our hands upon it." Thomas

"For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that
mortality might be swallowed up of life" -2 Corinthians 5:4

"Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place where thou
standest is holy ground." - Exodus 13:5

"Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I
return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord" - (Job, 1:21).

"His disciples asked, 'When will you become revealed to us
and when shall we see you?' Jesus answered, 'When you
disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and
place them under your feet like little children and tread on
them, then will you see the son of the Living One, and you
will not be afraid.'" - From the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

Quoting from Genesis, "They were nude but they were not
ashamed." Furthermore, because God created it, "The human
body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve its splendor
and its beauty." - Pope John Paul II

Thought Provoking

A Nudist is simply a human being without 'Artificial

"...Nowhere, he thought with satisfaction, could there be a
group of young ladies that wasted less time upon frivol and
froth. No fluffy-duff primping, no feather, no fuss. They were
simply themselves and chose not to disquise it." - Dr. Seuss`s
"The Seven Lady Godivas" Random House 1939.

We are nude not lewd

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran, The

"We are so narrow minded that we show war, murder, rape,
etc. on TV, but we do not allow to show one of the most
wonderfull creations (the human body) in its natural form."
Mario Roman

Clothes are not an expression of who you are, but of where
you are.

Walk Nude, and people won`t need to undress you with their

"Nudity is a state of fact; lewdity, to coin a phrase, is a state
of mind." -Paul Outerbridge, Jr. (photographer)

An assignee is clothed with the rights of his principal. Legal

"With the recent extreme heat in the United States this
summer (1995), I wonder how many of those deaths might
have been avoided by being nude?"

"If everyone were nude, there would be no war..."

"Yet could it be possible, in the long run, to wear clothes
without learning modesty, and through modesty
lasciviousness?" - C. S. Lewis in "Perelandra"

"It will be great to one day see beaches everywhere with that
great little slogan: Beyond this point you may encounter nude
sunbathers." - Roslyn Scheer, New Executive Director, AANR

"If it`s so dirty to be naked, why do we get naked to get
clean?" - Bryan Maloney

"42 men were prosecuted at Atlantic City NJ in 1935 for
appearing in public wearing bathing suits without tops. How
many more years do we have to go for top-free equality?" -
David Engman

"There seems, by the way, to be nothing pending in the
Christian Coalition`s political wish list about sheltering the
homeless, feeding the hungry, or clothing the naked, unless, of
course, the naked got that way for fun." - Tom Teepen, Cox
News Service

"It continues to baffle me why there is no attempt to censor
television`s continual portrayal of homicide as a means of
conflict resolution, while at the same time regarding an
unclothed human body as a problem." - Charlie Metcalf

"The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body
is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The
body says: I am a fiesta."

- Eduardo Galeano, Windows on the World

"Nudism is not a spectator sport. We all have the equipment
and everyone can play." - Jim C. Cunningham, NLI

"It is an interesting question how far people would retain their
relative rank if they were divested of their clothes." - Henry
David Thoreau

"What a singular fact for an angel visitant to this earth to
carry back in his note-book, that men were forbidden to
expose their bodies under the severest penalties!" - Henry
David Thoreau, Journals

Finery is no less alien to virtue...., which is the strength and
vigor of the soul. The good man is an athelete who enjoys
competing in the nude." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse
on the Sciences and the Arts