He could be just another guy in a dress robe, smoking a pipe, but Hugh Hefner has made a name for himself with one thing: sex. He is the creator and publisher of Playboy Magazine and has been in the spotlight for years because of it.
Hugh Hefner is a rare breed among magazine publishers, which has kept him a celebrity while many other publishers go unnoticed. He’s known for his quirks as well as his comments on the world of sexuality, which has offered several memorable quotes.
“Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.”
“Publishing a sophisticated men’s magazine seemed, to me, the best possible way of fulfilling a dream I’d been nurturing ever since I was a teenager: to get laid a lot.”
“The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.”
“In many ways, I’m younger than I was 20 years ago.”
“I’ll keep having sex until I’m 100. I have three girlfriends, a TV show and a hugely popular men’s magazine.”
“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’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.”
“Playboy was founded on the notion that nice girls like sex too.”
“There have been three great inventions in the history of mankind; Fire, the wheel and Playboy.”
“I’m bored of the hanky-panky. I’ve still active, but it’s different — I like to play dominoes with my girlfriends. Having three beautiful women keeps the years off me.”
“My life is an open book. With illustrations.”