Hugh Hefner Quotes – Wisdom from the Founder of Playboy

Life is too short to be living someone else’s dream. – Hugh Hefner

The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex. – Hugh Hefner

The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. – Hugh Hefner

Life is bittersweet. The more you taste it, the more you love it. – Hugh Hefner

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

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

I guess I’m the most successful man I know. I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world. – Hugh Hefner

One of my favorite things about Playboy is getting to know the Playmates. It really is the best part of the job. – Hugh Hefner

Fear is the enemy of progress. – Hugh Hefner

The interesting thing about success is that anybody can do it; it doesn’t matter how old you are or where you come from. – Hugh Hefner

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. – Hugh Hefner

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

One of the things that I think my father’s influence has taught me is that perception is everything. – Hugh Hefner

The Playboy philosophy is deeply romantic. It encourages the pursuit of beauty and pleasure and celebrates the liberation of sexuality. – Hugh Hefner

Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole. – Hugh Hefner

The only thing worse than being misunderstood is being understood too well. – Hugh Hefner

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. – Hugh Hefner

If you don’t swing those bats, you can’t win the game. – Hugh Hefner

I always knew I would have made a good lawyer. I love arguing and proving my point. – Hugh Hefner

I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave. – Hugh Hefner

To me, success is not something you aspire to, it is something you live. – 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

I wake up every day and feel like the luckiest man alive. – Hugh Hefner

I didn’t want to live my life in the way that society prescribed. I believed in personal freedom and the idea that people should be able to live their lives as they choose. – Hugh Hefner

There is no correlation between the number of years on the planet and the depth of ones sense of humor. – Hugh Hefner

I don’t go around looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me. – Hugh Hefner

I’ve always believed that happiness is an inside job. – Hugh Hefner

I’ve never played it safe in my life, and I never will. – Hugh Hefner

I’ve had a great time carrying Playboy around the world. It’s iconic. – Hugh Hefner

It’s very important that we live each moment to the fullest and enjoy every day as if it’s our last. – Hugh Hefner

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

I’m not a stereotype. I’m not the guy in the smoking jacket. I’m just a fun-loving, adventurous person. – Hugh Hefner

You’re as young as the girl you feel – Hugh Hefner

Playboy is for the woman who enjoys being a woman and the man who enjoys women. – Hugh Hefner

If you don’t take a leap of faith, you’ll never know what you can achieve. – Hugh Hefner

I don’t think it’s possible to judge someone else’s happiness. – Hugh Hefner

There’s a new sexual revolution taking place. It’s about a woman’s right to enjoy sex and not be judged for it. – Hugh Hefner

My whole life has been a process of trying to turn negatives into positives. – Hugh Hefner

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. – Hugh Hefner

I’m a kid in a candy store, and I’m loving every minute of it. – Hugh Hefner

What I’m doing is doing what I love and having a lot of fun with it. – Hugh Hefner

I’ve always been into the message more than the hardware. – Hugh Hefner

I feel like I have a front-row seat to history. – Hugh Hefner

It’s good for people to experience the joy of life. – Hugh Hefner

If you’re lucky, your life gives you memories you’ll cherish forever. – Hugh Hefner

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