SLN 11 : Naked quotes (and our thoughts)

“There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.”
—H.L. Mencken

Mencken is onto something here, we think. The sun is free. The sand on the beach is free. The waves in the sea are free. Perhaps governments feel the need to legislate against naturism, and the sense of freedom and fun it provides, simply because they can’t see anyone being happy, and can’t tax anything that are core parts of naturism. If they could tax it, they’d have a more benign view of naturism.donne_001b

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”
—Genesis 2:25

Indeed. We’re all born naked. Adam and Eve were created naked. And there was no shame in it. There still isn’t.

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
—Albert Einstein

Throughout its history, naturism has met with strong (and even sometimes violent) opposition because the great spirits who forged the naturist way had to be challenged by the mediocrity of those in power, the politicians, the churches and the media, for whom a full sense of total freedom might be the instigation of more radical opposition to their need to maintain control over the masses.

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If you’ve got any suitable quotes, contemporary or historical, that reflect the state of global naturism as it is right now, let us know and we’ll print them…and even try to take some photos that will reflect them.


2 thoughts on “SLN 11 : Naked quotes (and our thoughts)

  1. “Prudery, not nudity, harms children and young people.” — CP Reece

    “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

    “If people were meant to be nude, they would have been born this way.” — Oscar Wilde

    “A naturist is simply a human being without ‘Artificial Additives'” — source unknown

    “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” — Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, (1966)

    “NAKED — Defined: Such a subtle yet powerful word: naked. It cuts away the veneer, the facade, the superficiality, the false front of society, the hypocrisy, the impotent armor protecting the cowering soul. It liberates, it exhilarates, it frees one to take in the full feast of all senses. It reveals all, the true confident nature of god-people who have better things to do than build false pretenses. It is the final throw-down, the ‘all in’ at the poker-table, the note on the wall that says, ‘I’ll fight anyone in the school, any time, any place.’ It’s the one true test of character, of both pride and humility, of honesty and challenge to dishonesty. Naked… how I love that word!” — Lloyd (unknown-lastname) via Asana Exposed

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