Nude and Nudity - A state of mind. Naked, a state of undress.
How we dress inevitably makes a public statement about what and who we want people to think we are or profess to be. Being nude is more about how we see ourselves (self-respect) than how others see us (self-esteem). Being comfortable in the nude means exactly that - being comfortable with our bodies freed of "dress". Being naked is not the same thing. That is how we never want to be seen, since more often than not we can't "bare" (pun intended) to carry that off comfortably and that state says more about us "physically" than we want anybody to know. - 2015
Oddly, humans are openly critical of their bodies - all too often finding them ugly. Yet, they so rarely attack the integrity of their souls in the same manner. - 2015
A nude which has little if any affiliation with exhibitionism, which expresses warmth and confidence and an actual story, which has little or nothing to do with contemporary angst, or submissiveness, or abuse, or domination would best be described as a "who" and not a "which" or a "what". Sad to say that such a wondrous nude is, today, rarely visible or even recognized, in the realm of the arts. - 2011
There is too much self-loathing in the contemporary nude figure for it to be considered anything but naked. - 2006
Naked is a collective moral issue, nude an individual physical, emotional well being consideration. - 2006