65 Hugh Hefner Quotes On Success In Life

Hugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies. This Hugh Hefner quotes will motivate you.

Best Hugh Hefner Quotes

  1. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  2. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  3. “Several girlfriends are easier to handle than one wife.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  4. “If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  5. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  6. “The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  7. “If you don’t encourage healthy sexual expression in public, you get unhealthy sexual expression in private. If you attempt to suppress sex in books, magazines, movies and even everyday conversation, you aren’t helping to make sex more private, just more hidden. You’re keeping sex in the dark. What we’ve tried to do is turn on the lights.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  8. “The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects. If women weren’t sex objects, there wouldn’t be another generation. It’s the attraction between the sexes that makes the world go ’round. That’s why women wear lipstick and short skirts.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  9. “I’m never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  10. “My best pick-up line is “My name is Hugh Hefner.”” ~ Hugh Hefner
  11. “It’s perfectly clear to me that religion is a myth. It’s something we have invented to explain the inexplicable. My religion and the spiritual side of my life come from a sense of connection to the humankind and nature on this planet and in the universe. I am in overwhelming awe of it all: It is so fantastic, so complex, so beyond comprehension. What does it all mean — if it has any meaning at all? But how can it all exist if it doesn’t have some kind of meaning? I think anyone who suggests that they have the answer is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  12. “Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  13. “Playboy was founded on the notion that nice girls like sex too.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  14. “Women have traditionally been either put on pedestals or damned as the source of all sexual temptation and sin. These are two sides of the same coin, since both place women in a nonhuman role. Playboy has opposed these warped sexual values and, in so doing, helped women step down from their pedestals and enjoy their natural sexuality as much as men.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  15. “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.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  16. “It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  17. “I don’t have dinner parties – I eat my dinner in bed.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  18. “The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  19. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and for those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  20. “My life is an open book. With illustrations.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  21. “Part of the sexual revolution is bringing rationality to sexuality. Because when you don’t embrace sexuality in a normal way, you get the twisted kinds, and the kinds that destroy lives.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  22. “Life is bittersweet. Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  23. “It has been our experience that women usually prefer thin, undernourished, flatchested females, dressed to the teeth, as a concept of “feminine beauty” — and that men prefer exactly the opposite: voluptuous, well-rounded and undressed. The women’s idealization of woman is actually a male counterpart, competing with man in society; man’s view of women is far more truly feminine.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  24. “I’ve never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  25. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have less sense of yesterday. And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  26. “I’m actually a very moral guy.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  27. “Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  28. “I’ve nailed more women than I could count… at least I think they were women” ~ Hugh Hefner
  29. “I have about 100 pairs of pajamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  30. “We indeed did and do own our own minds and bodies, and anything from church or state that limits that is inappropriate and inconsistent with the … society that America is supposed to be.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  31. “Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  32. “Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  33. “I tried to make some difference, and I think I managed to do that.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  34. “I have been married twice, and those were not the happiest times of my life. Part of the problem, quite frankly, is that when you get married, the romance disappears and the children arrive and the love is transferred. It shouldn’t be that way, but too often it is transferred to the children.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  35. “I dreamed impossible dreams. And the dreams turned out beyond anything I could possibly imagine. You know, from my point of view, I’m the luckiest cat on the planet.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  36. “I think the Playboy philosophy is very, very connected to the American dream.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  37. “It’s women who have embraced their own sexuality, it’s why women wear makeup, it’s why they wear high heels. It’s what civilization is all about.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  38. “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
  39. “Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  40. “What surprises me about getting older is that I remain so young.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  41. “We’re separated by our myths.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  42. “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.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  43. “It is the beauty of women, and the fact that they are the focus, that they are sex objects in a positive sense, is the reason we have civilization.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  44. “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
  45. “I think being connected to younger people helps to keep you young and gives you a young attitude.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  46. “You stay in touch with the boy who dreamed impossible dreams.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  47. “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
  48. “The Puritans thought they could simply repress man’s sexual nature, and they reaped a whirlwind as a result. Their code of sexual morality – which became America’s – was nothing more than a set of rules laid down by people who believed that all pleasure was suspect.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  49. “The whole 1950s notion was find the right girl, get married, move to the suburbs and then hang out with the guys while she stayed home with the babies. I felt that was sort of sad.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  50. “I got married before I found myself. People should find themselves before they get married.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  51. “I think that there’s nothing wrong with masturbation. If you’re not feeling good about your own sexuality and your own body, you’re not going to feel good about anything else.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  52. “I was raised in a typical Puritan Midwestern Methodist home and there was a lot of hurt and hypocrisy in those times. And I think that whatever part Playboy played and that I managed to play in terms of the sexual revolution came out of what I saw in the negative part of that life and tried to change things in some positive way so that people could choose alternate personal ways of living their lives.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  53. “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
  54. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know. I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  55. “I think that the major message of my life and what I hope to be remembered for is someone who managed to change the social sexual values of his time absolutely.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  56. “I had a stroke in 1985… I called it a “stroke of luck.” I said, “Life is like a train trip. You’re looking out the window and everything is whipping past and you’re not really seeing anything, and you need to get off the train and walk around a bit.”” ~ Hugh Hefner
  57. “Power has not corrupted me. I have not become jaded. I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none.” ~ Hugh Hefner quotes
  58. “Nothing goes on forever. I think that’s one of the illusions of life. When I talk about my life being an extension of my dreams and fantasies, there’s a tendency to think of them as immature. I live in a mature world. The majority of the people in this society live with delusions and illusions much more irrational and hurtful than mine. They deal with mortality, with fantasies relating to heaven and hell, and they don’t really deal with their problems at all.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  59. “You know, from my point of view, I’m the luckiest cat on the planet.” ~ Hugh Hefner

  60. “Beauty is everywhere – on the campus, in the office, living next door… Nice girls like sex too – it’s a natural part of life. Don’t be ashamed of it.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  61. “Beauty is everywhere – on the campus, in the office, living next door… Nice girls like sex too – it’s a natural part of life. Don’t be ashamed of it.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  62. “I truly believe that age – if you’re healthy – age is just a number.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  63. “In many ways, I’m younger than I was 20 years ago.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  64. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today? I don’t think so.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  65. “I think that sexual oppression and dictatorship go hand in hand.” ~ Hugh Hefner

Comment Your Favourite Hugh Hefner Quotes!

Spread the Love

We love to write about our experiences to motivate and inspire the lives of people we touch. We believe when you succeed we succeed with you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *