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Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.
Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That's what makes me feel whole.
If you let society and your peers define who you are, you're the less for it.
In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.
My best pick-up line is "My name is Hugh Hefner."
I'm never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me.
Several girlfriends are easier to handle than one wife.
I don't have dinner parties - I eat my dinner in bed.
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.
It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.
The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.
Life is bittersweet. Inside our heads, if we're lucky, we're the same kids as we were when we were young.
My life is an open book. With illustrations.
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.
I have about 100 pairs of pajamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably.
I'm actually a very moral guy.
I looked back on the roaring Twenties, with its jazz, 'Great Gatsby' and the pre-Code films as a party I had somehow managed to miss.
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.
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.
I've nailed more women than I could count... at least I think they were women
Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.
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.
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.
For me, the magazine was always the heart of what my life was all about, and the other half was living the life.
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.
Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.
There are many roads to Mecca.
Loneliness doesn't have much to do with where you are.
I guess I'm the most successful man I know. I wouldn't trade places with anybody in the world.
What surprises me about getting older is that I remain so young.
You stay in touch with the boy who dreamed impossible dreams.
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.
I tried to make some difference, and I think I managed to do that.
I am not primarily an entrepreneurial businessman. I'm primarily a playboy philosopher.
You know, from my point of view, I'm the luckiest cat on the planet.
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.
Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today? I don't think so.
One of the problems with organized religion is that it has always kept women in a second-class position. They have been viewed as the daughters of Eve.
I think the Playboy philosophy is very, very connected to the American dream.
I got married before I found myself. People should find themselves before they get married.
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 think that retirement is the first step towards the grave.
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.
I truly believe that age - if you're healthy - age is just a number.
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.
Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.
I was raised in a truly typical Midwestern home with a lot of repression. My life, and the creation of Playboy, were a response to that repression.
My first wife was a brunette, and Barbi Benton, my major romantic relationship of the early 1970s, was a brunette. But since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonds.
In many ways, Im younger than I was 20 years ago.
The notion of the single man began in the 1950's. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.