10 Memorable Quotes From Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner (April 9, 1926 - September 29, 2017)
Hugh Hefner (April 9, 1926 - September 29, 2017)

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday September 28 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, the magazine said in an official statement.

Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91 years old.

Hefner was a revolutionary man and an icon who can best be remembered through his own words. Here are some of Hefner’s most notable quotes over the years, as he built his iconic Playboy brand:

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

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

“Someone once asked, ‘What’s your best pickup line?’ I said, ‘My best pickup line is, ‘Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner.’”

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

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

“I’ve had a bachelor party for 30 years. Why do I need one now?” (Hefner on the eve of his marriage to Kimberley Conrad in 1989)

“When you are in a position to not be a nice person, that’s when you find out who you really are.”

“If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old.”

“Surrounding myself with beautiful women keeps me young.”

“I wake up every day and go to bed every night knowing I’m the luckiest guy on the fucking planet.”

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