13 famous quotes from ‘Playboy’ creator Hugh Hefner

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The passing of Hugh Hefner at 9 means the end of an icon of sex in America. Hefner left behind many memorable quotes on life. Here are just a few:

  1. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.”
  2. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.”
  3. “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”
  4.  “It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.”
  5. “If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.”
  6. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “You stay in touch with the boy who dreamed impossible dreams.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “People get their information in different ways now. And we are a little poorer for it, because the way you get information affects what you learn.”
  11. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and for those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it.”
  12. “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.”
  13. “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.”
Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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