Top 10 Hugh Hefner Quotes

Hugh Hefner(April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was best known as the founder of Playboy magazine.

Here are Hugh Hefner’s top ten greatest quotes:


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

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Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy.



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

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I’m never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me.

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I have about 100 pairs of pajamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably.


If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.

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I have no plans to retire. It’s the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work it would be the beginning of the end for me.


One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.

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A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault.

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I would like to think that I will be remembered as someone who had some positive impact on the sociosexual values of his time. And I think I’m secure and happy in that.

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Thank you Hugh Hefner!

Interesting Hugh Hefner Facts:

  • He originally wanted to be a cartoonist.
  • He married three times.
  • To get funds to start Playboy, he borrowed money from his mom.
  • The first Playboy Magazine was issued in December, 1953, featuring Marilyn Monroe.
  • He is buried next to Marilyn Monroe.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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