Stripped Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Stripped Quotes from Brie Larson, Ian McShane, Michelle Alexander, Jeff Merkley, Marlee Matlin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I'm really not interested in acting as a facade, I'm in

I’m really not interested in acting as a facade, I’m interested in it as an emotional expression and as a transcendent experience for an individual. I find that a lot of people, a lot of young actors, haven’t gotten to the point where they’re comfortable being stripped down. They’re still interested in ornate jackets.
Brie Larson
Theater is a dance of a different kind, a dance of rawness and characters stripped down.
Ian McShane
Felons are typically stripped of the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement, including the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits. They’re relegated to a permanent undercaste.
Michelle Alexander
For too long, tricks and traps in mortgages, credit cards, and other financial transactions have stripped wealth from working families.
Jeff Merkley
Popular broadcast shows and movies have their closed captions stripped when they go to the Internet.
Marlee Matlin
Jim Crow laws stripped blacks of basic rights. Despite landmark civil rights laws, many public schools were still segregated, blacks still faced barriers to voting, and violence by white racists continued. Such open racism is mostly gone in America, but covert racism is alive and well.
Bob Beckel
I want to be able to show my vocals off and when I do do live performances, I’m going to do some acoustics just with a guitar and a stripped back version.
Megan McKenna
Kanye is producing in the true sense of the word. ‘Real Friends’ was an idea started by me and Boi-1da. We passed it off to Kanye, and Kanye kind of stripped it down and had Havoc add some drums to it. Kanye had the vision. That’s really true-school production.
Frank Dukes
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.
Dave Grohl
You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned, and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal.
Kurt Huber
By the way, what happened to our surgeon general who warned us about AIDS and smoking? That position has been completely stripped of power.
Laurie David
I just always loved the storytelling aspect. Even with the production that’s happening right now in music, I still think the core of country songs are very stripped down, and they tell a story in the most pure sense.
Cassadee Pope
The identity that I knew was completely stripped of me. I hid, and I hated life; I hated everything. The sun would bother me.
Lauren Wasser
I was always going to be vulnerable when I left the Verve. It was a hardening experience for me. People saw me stripped down and decided to have their shot. I suppose they wanted to take me down a peg.
Richard Ashcroft
When I learned to play music, I was listening to blues music. And all the blues music I liked was super simple and stripped down. And then all the hip hop I liked was super simple and stripped down and we always heard that connection.
Dan Auerbach
I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down.
Jim Jarmusch
So once you hit like that place, where everything is stripped from you, everything is taken from you, you really discover who you really are. I discovered that I’m a real hero, that I can deal with that situation, that I can rise up to the challenge.
Yossi Ghinsberg
In common with many who have a brain injury, I initially lost my confidence and felt very vulnerable, as if a protective layer of skin had been stripped away.
Maryam D’Abo
At Cheney’s initiative, the United States stripped terror suspects of long-established rights under domestic and international law, building a new legal edifice under exclusive White House ownership.
Barton Gellman
I definitely don’t subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated.
Joanna Newsom
One of the things I wanted to do with ‘The Turn’ was write a production of songs that could be stripped down to one or two instruments if you chose to do it.
Alison Moyet
To be completely stripped bare of any image power or my hair. To step onstage and get the response that I got blew any problems I had about self-image out the door.
Melissa Etheridge
My first car was a Mini, a little red Mini. I cherished it and I stripped the seats out of it and ‘boy-racered’ it.
Chris Harris
Unfortunately, the music programs are being stripped out of the schools these days. We have to change that.
Nancy Wilson
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
Dan Brown
No one predicted Mercury would be a planetary core with the mantle stripped off. No one predicted volcanoes on the Jovian moons, or oceans on the inside of them. I can tell you, for every single planet, huge ‘we never guessed that’ things.
Alan Stern
I’m enjoying writing songs that are more stripped back.
Delta Goodrem
I didn’t deserve to get my title stripped after three ACL reconstructions. I didn’t deserve to be out for four years. But it happened to me, and so I definitely learned over the years that you don’t deserve anything. Nothing you have is yours. Everything is up for grabs in this world.
Dominick Cruz
Singing is the rawest thing. Having been naked in films or naked in photo shoots, it’s nothing compared to singing. It’s absolute nakedness. You are stripped bare! It’s very strange. Acting seems much easier, in fact, because you are putting on a costume – whereas here, you are taking everything off.
Lou Doillon
It just doesn’t get any more stripped down than going out totally alone and doing songs.
Chris Cornell
There can be no debate that we possess a collective moral responsibility to leave a better world for our children rather than a devastated planet stripped of its resources.
Tulsi Tanti
Being that I went to jail and came back, I went through a whole new experience in life. I went from being at the top to back down at the bottom again. In jail, you get stripped of your freedom and everything, so I experienced different things, learned more.
Meek Mill
Our common realm is not and cannot be stripped of values – I absolutely reject the idea that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life.
Gordon Brown
The reason Buddhism can be so naturalised is because, stripped of its supernatural elements, its core teachings can be giving a sound, secular philosophical interpretation. In other words, it becomes a religion acceptable to the contemporary, naturalistic mind only when it ceases to be a religion.
Julian Baggini
When you’re in prison, and we’re left to our own devices, you’re stripped of everything, and you really get to see who these people are, the good and the bad.
Laura Prepon
In recording, you’re trying to make something work sonically – getting the right inflection on the right guitar sound – and maybe a part that would be musically great doesn’t sound as cool. On paper, though, it’s all stripped back. The musical idea is the one that wins.
What does homophobia look like when it’s stripped bare of fancy costumes like family values and tradition? It looks like that group of strange, angry people who protest at the funerals of U.S. soldiers who’ve died fighting for our country.
Jane Velez-Mitchell
What I worry about ultimately is that when we’re stripped of our privacy, when we’re stripped of free will, when we start to merge with machines in a more robust way, at some point, we’ll cease to be identifiably human. And therefore, I think our humanity is, in some ways, the thing that’s under existential threat.
Franklin Foer
Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ had a lot of good songs. It’s my range, so I use it to warm up a lot.
Amy Lee
Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill.
Dennis Cardoza
I believe that government should confine itself to the public realm and that it should be as stripped down as possible, within reason. It should not be burdened by excess bureaucracy.
Camille Paglia
The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
Paul Wellstone
Having had cancer, one important thing to know is you’re still the same person at the end. You’re stripped down to near zero. But most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before.
Kylie Minogue
Stripped of its plot, the ‘Iliad’ is a scattering of names and biographies of ordinary soldiers: men who trip over their shields, lose their courage or miss their wives. In addition to these, there is a cast of anonymous people: the farmers, walkers, mothers, neighbours who inhabit its similes.
Alice Oswald
I have stripped back with loads of things, my hair, my make-up, my lips, right down to my clothes. I feel less is more.
Megan McKenna