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Nudity is the uniform of the other side...
by Milan Kundera

Nudity is the uniform of the other side...
nudity is a shroud.
- Milan Kundera

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.
- Milan Kundera

The best actors do not let the wheels show.
- Milan Kundera

 

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates,
and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera

Mysticism and exaggeration go together.
A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all
the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
- Milan Kundera

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral.
Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
- Milan Kundera

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People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder,
but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
- Milan Kundera

A worker may be the hammer's master,
but the hammer still prevails.
A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled,
while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
- Milan Kundera

Let us consider the critic, therefore,
as a discoverer of discoveries.
- Milan Kundera

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic
laboratory in which he explores his basic question:
What is human existence?
- Milan Kundera

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life
according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
- Milan Kundera

I find myself fascinating.
- Milan Kundera

No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral
part of the human condition.
- Milan Kundera

Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings
grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.
- Milan Kundera

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible
matter for an esthetic end.
- Milan Kundera

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
- Milan Kundera

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom,
can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
- Milan Kundera

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
- Milan Kundera

Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
- Milan Kundera

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of
memory against forgetting.
- Milan Kundera

Optimism is the opium of the people.
- Milan Kundera

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette
and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
- Milan Kundera

Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
- Milan Kundera

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.
- Milan Kundera

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
- Milan Kundera

Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil
and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels.
Things are clearly more complicated.
- Milan Kundera

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments
to justify the rule of non-thought.
- Milan Kundera

Metaphors are dangerous.
Love begins with a metaphor.
Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman
enters her first word into our poetic memory.
- Milan Kundera

Happiness is the longing for repetition.
- Milan Kundera

No great movement designed to change the world can
bear to be laughed at or belittled.
Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.
- Milan Kundera

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim,
for human existence is perpetually being forgotten
by man and thus the novelists discoveries,
however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
- Milan Kundera

There is nothing heavier than compassion.
Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone,
for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and
prolonged by a hundred echos.
- Milan Kundera

It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity.
- Christopher Atkins

It's so much harder to keep your clothes on than take
them off in this business.
Even in Exotica, they wanted more nudity,
but I didn't feel comfortable.
- Mia Kirshner

We were mainly concerned about nudity -
how much could be shown in 1959 and how much would convey,
without being gratuitous, the terror of being attacked naked and wet.
- Joseph Stefano

Nudity...
I have to say I will never do it again.
- Moira Kelly

Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening,
when they take off their protective layer,
when no one is watching.
- Bridget Fonda

There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy;
the characters and their relationship make it sexy.
- Tim Robbins

I have no problem with nudity.
I can look at myself.
I like walking around nude.
It doesn't bother me.
I see all the people walking around nude;
it doesn't bother me.
- Ursula Andress

I've never been opposed to nudity.
I've been opposed to nudity for box-office draw.
- Neve Campbell

I've done nudity in lots of things before.
It's something that's never particularly bothered me.
- Ewan McGregor

Nudity, in the right way, can enhance a film or a TV
program or a TV commercial.
If it's done tastefully it can make it more of an interesting product.
- Mark Roberts

I've never done any nudity, but I would do basically
anything if a role called for it.
- Claudia Schiffer

I'm not doing any more nudity.
- Shannon Elizabeth

In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them,
and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis.
It's becoming more of a norm.
- Mark Roberts

My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes
had been written solely for box office draw.
- Neve Campbell

I'm not for gratuitous nudity, but if there's humor,
I don't have a problem.
- Rebecca Romijn

I always thought, because America is supposed to be the land of the free,
nudity would be part of the norm over there,
but it isn't.
It's surprising.
- Mark Roberts

I played a definite part in it.
I guess the things that I played in films and the way
the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different.
- Bo Derek

I've done nudity.
I'm an exhibitionist.
It doesn't matter.
- John Turturro

I don't just want to be the girl boys get excited about,
I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way.
I won't do nudity ever.
- Alicia Silverstone

Nakedness reveals itself.
Nudity is placed on display.
The nude is condemned to never being naked.
Nudity is a form of dress.
- John Berger

I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films.
It's silly.
- Sharon Tate

Sometimes nudity is gratuitous.
We just live in a society where everything goes.
- Judi Dench

I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian
photographer while I was modeling.
They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity.
- Lexa Doig

I wouldn't do nudity in films.
For me, personally...
To act with my clothes on is a performance;
to act with my clothes off is a documentary.
- Julia Roberts

The script was very explicit about the nudity that
was supposed to be in the movie.
Actually, they don't show everything we shot.
They would cut here and it was floored.
It was very embarrassing.
- Diane Kruger

I avoided nudity unless a film couldn't be told without those scenes.
If you look at my films, few of them have that element,
yet nudity and male fantasies have become emblematic of my work.
- Greta Scacchi

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting,
shameful and damaging to all things American.
But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic,
tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
- Shelley Winters

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen
movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity,
usually involving boys in pursuit of sex,
and pretty gross overall.
Either that or a horror movie.
And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
- John Hughes

Even my parents are so cute, and they deal with every
movie of mine excellently.
They check with me ever so casually by asking 'Now
how much of nudity are we going to see in this one?'
- Natasha Henstridge

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
- George Carlin

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game.
- Rickey Henderson

I'd go on the train to castings, changing from my school uniform on the train.
I carried on like that for a few years,
getting jobs in bits and pieces.
- Kate Moss

Michael Jordan always wore his Carolina shorts under his Bulls' uniform.
- Lorrie Fair

As a civilian during the Second War,
I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed
any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
- Lester B. Pearson


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