Hugh Hefner Quotes


 
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Best 60 Quotes by Hugh Hefner – Page 1 of 2

“Ageism is a variation of racism or sexism, all the other isms.”

“Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.”

“Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today? I don't think so.”

“Creating my own world in a comic or selling my first penny newspaper aged nine was a way of gaining recognition and acceptance by my peers.”

“For me, the magazine was always the heart of what my life was all about, and the other half was living the life.”

“Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn't agree with – the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.”

“I always say now that I'm in my blonde years. Because since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonde.”

“I am in very good health. I've never felt better.”

“I don't have dinner parties – I eat my dinner in bed.”

“I got married before I found myself. People should find themselves before they get married.”

“I guess I'm the most successful man I know. I wouldn't trade places with anybody in the world.”

“I guess you could say, I'm just a typical Methodist kid at heart.”

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

“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.”

“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 have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend.”

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“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. After World War Two, I expected something similar, a return to the period after the first war, but when the skirt lengths went down instead of up, I knew we were in big trouble.”

“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.”

“I remain very much connected to my childhood... I have never been too jaded or too sophisticated.”

“I separated ways from the American feminist movement when they became anti-sexual. I believe embracing sexuality is a part of what it means to be free.”

“I think everyone should get married. I just took a little longer than usual.”

“I think getting married was a mistake along the way, but at the same time I wouldn't have the wonderful children I have if I didn't get married.”

“I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave.”

“I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I've dated nothing but a succession of blondes.”

“I'm actually a very moral guy.”

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

“I'm not an active feminist: I'm an active humanist.”

“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.”

“If I ever try to get married again, shoot me.”

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

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