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118 Famous Quotes By Hugh Hefner For A Carefree Life

Famous As: Founder of 'Playboy' Magazine
Born On: April 9, 1926
Died On: September 27, 2017
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founder / Co Founder: Playboy Enterprises, Playboy Club
Died At Age: 91
Hugh Hefner was a well-known American publisher and entrepreneur. During his schooldays, he wrote for the school magazine and this is believed to have been one of the prime reasons for his interest towards journalism. During the initial days of his career, he worked as a copy editor with a few publishers before joining the renowned ‘Esquire Magazine’. These experiences encouraged him to start his own publication, and he mortgaged some of his daily essentials to collect funds. The first issue of ‘Playboy’ had a nude image of the famous sex symbol ‘Marilyn Monroe’. It became a huge success and the magazine got unexpected popularity. This instant success motivated him to hire more people, and the magazine became a global best-seller within a decade, becoming a huge brand in the entertainment world. He was also been a great philanthropist and a prominent political activist. Read through the famous quotations and sayings by the original playboy himself which have been curated from his publications, thoughts and life. Go through these thoughts and quotes by Hugh Hefner which will inspire you to follow the voice of your heart.
Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.

Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.

Hugh Hefner
I didn't want to repeat my parents life. I saw in their lives a routine and a lack of dreaming, a lack of the possibilities, a lack of passion. And I didn't want to live without passion.

I didn't want to repeat my parents life. I saw in their lives a routine and a lack of dreaming, a lack of the possibilities, a lack of passion. And I didn't want to live without passion.

Hugh Hefner
The business end of business has never interested me.

The business end of business has never interested me.

Hugh Hefner
Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.

Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.

Hugh Hefner
When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer.

When I was four, we moved to the house on the west side of Chicago where I grew up. My earliest memories are of that first summer.

Hugh Hefner
If a beautiful women expressed interest in me and my company, I don't really probe their motivations. Call me shallow.

If a beautiful women expressed interest in me and my company, I don't really probe their motivations. Call me shallow.

Hugh Hefner
Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.

Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.

Hugh Hefner
For me, the magazine was always the heart of what my life was all about, and the other half was living the life.

For me, the magazine was always the heart of what my life was all about, and the other half was living the life.

Hugh Hefner
I got married before I found myself. People should find themselves before they get married.

I got married before I found myself. People should find themselves before they get married.

Hugh Hefner
The difference between Marilyn Monroe and the early Pamela Anderson is not that great.

The difference between Marilyn Monroe and the early Pamela Anderson is not that great.

Hugh Hefner
In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.

In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.

Hugh Hefner
Several girlfriends are easier to handle than one wife.

Several girlfriends are easier to handle than one wife.

Hugh Hefner
Creating my own world in a comic or selling my first penny newspaper aged nine was a way of gaining recognition and acceptance by my peers.

Creating my own world in a comic or selling my first penny newspaper aged nine was a way of gaining recognition and acceptance by my peers.

Hugh Hefner
It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.

It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.

Hugh Hefner

Without question, love in its various permutations is what we need more of in this world. The idea that the concept of marriage will be sullied by same-sex marriage is ridiculous. Heterosexuals haven't been doing that well at it on their own.

Hugh Hefner

I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.

Hugh Hefner
In many ways, Im younger than I was 20 years ago,

In many ways, Im younger than I was 20 years ago,

Hugh Hefner
Playboy exploits sex the way Sports Illustrated exploits sports.

Playboy exploits sex the way Sports Illustrated exploits sports.

Hugh Hefner
Loneliness doesn't have much to do with where you are.

Loneliness doesn't have much to do with where you are.

Hugh Hefner
Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses.

Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses.

Hugh Hefner
Publishing a sophisticated men's magazine seemed to me the best possible way of fulfilling a dream I'd been nurturing ever since I was a teenager: to get laid a lot.

Publishing a sophisticated men's magazine seemed to me the best possible way of fulfilling a dream I'd been nurturing ever since I was a teenager: to get laid a lot.

Hugh Hefner
There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in.

There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in.

Hugh Hefner
I've had death threats, but I've never been fearful for my life. Although I have traveled with security since the '60s.

I've had death threats, but I've never been fearful for my life. Although I have traveled with security since the '60s.

Hugh Hefner
I think being connected to younger people helps to keep you young and gives you a young attitude.

I think being connected to younger people helps to keep you young and gives you a young attitude.

Hugh Hefner
I tried to make some difference, and I think I managed to do that.

I tried to make some difference, and I think I managed to do that.

Hugh Hefner
I think age, if you are healthy, I think age is largely a number. My mother lived to be 101. So I'm planning on another quarter century.

I think age, if you are healthy, I think age is largely a number. My mother lived to be 101. So I'm planning on another quarter century.

Hugh Hefner
They must be doing something right up there in Canada.

They must be doing something right up there in Canada.

Hugh Hefner
I do think the reality is, there is a general recognition of what I've accomplished.

I do think the reality is, there is a general recognition of what I've accomplished.

Hugh Hefner
What would make it very difficult to take society back to a repressive time would be technology. The arrival of the Internet.

What would make it very difficult to take society back to a repressive time would be technology. The arrival of the Internet.

Hugh Hefner
At a very early age I started a cartoon scrapbook, actually when I was in high school. And it became, in turn, a scrapbook of my life. And there are about 2,000 volumes.

At a very early age I started a cartoon scrapbook, actually when I was in high school. And it became, in turn, a scrapbook of my life. And there are about 2,000 volumes.

Hugh Hefner