Inspirational Quotes from Christie Hefner

The power of Playboy is its appeal around the world.

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I like dressing sexy, and I like having a good time.

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I’ve always believed that a goal in life is not to own a boat but have a friend with a boat.

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Before I went to work for ‘Playboy,’ I planned to apply to Yale to get a public policy master’s. I felt drawn to go into politics. Even before that, my dream was to wind up either in the Senate or on the Supreme Court. I had big dreams as a little girl.

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Part of brand management is what you don’t do, not what you do.

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I defend the right of almost everything to be published… because I think that you’re better off in trusting the marketplace than allowing other people to make that decision.

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If you ever get to a point where you stop learning, you will find your professional options and your personal satisfaction severely curtailed.

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What you don’t do is as important as what you do.

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Any brand that attempts to live off a retro appeal is only going through a short second life cycle.

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I’ve always believed that you need to find interactive applications on the Internet.

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I developed a great sense of self-confidence when I was very young.

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While I have always had a good relationship with my father, much of the time it has been a very limited relationship until I was older. So you can’t really give him credit or blame for how I turned out.

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Even though money seems such an objective topic, it can also be the most intimate, and possibly harmful, part of a relationship.

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With someone who is genuinely abusive or a bad person, you should just get out of town. But if they’re being the best person they know how to be, then you have to decide if there isn’t much there you can love and not become consumed with what they’re not able to give you.

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I’m among the many Chicagoans who love to take advantage of the opportunity to dine outdoors in the summer months.

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If I wear a suit, as I generally do in the business world, it’s supposed to mean I’m retreating from competition with the bunnies. If I wear a very glamorous romantic dress, as I’m very likely to do if I’m going out in the evening, then I’m supposed to be competing with the bunnies.

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Nightclubs are a small-revenue business that go through pretty fast popularity cycles.

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Playboy’s all about why it’s worth working so hard.

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I believed deeply that digital was an empowering opportunity for Playboy, not a threat.

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I don’t think the Playboy brand has changed much at all – it’s always been sophisticated and aspirational.

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I consider Playboy very wholesome, frankly.

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Try not to be either intimidated by or a captive of jargon. Even though it’s language, and language is about communication, it often exists actually to obfuscate and to control power and not to communicate.

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It’s mutual respect and love that are important, not a wedding.

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Some, but much of my money is tied up in Playboy stock.

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I’m basically a gift-giver.

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From the time that I can remember, I worked to make money – either baby-sitting, or one year wrapping gifts at a department store at Christmas, so I could have my own money.

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From the time that I can remember, I worked to make money – either baby-sitting, or one year wrapping gifts at a department store at Christmas, so I could have my own money.

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I had an allowance, but I had to do things around the house to earn it. I think I always wanted my own money.

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Actually, my parents were separated by the time I was about 2 years old.

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In college, my big money memory was saving up to buy a car with my boyfriend, whom I lived with.

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No, I never thought about my father’s money as my money.

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I never have to this day, because my money is the money I earn.

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Most people sell stock to pay taxes, but I didn’t want to sell any stock.

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I had higher math SATs than in English – yet I became an English major in college.

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I expected to go into journalism or law.

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I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill.

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Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life, but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it.

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I’ve lectured at the Harvard Business School several times.

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I have invested in the stock market since I was very young.

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The very first stock I bought right out of college was Berkshire Hathaway.

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Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality.

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I don’t know what a world would be like if you do away with sexy images.

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Half of my employees are women.

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I’m surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.

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I’d guess that 80 percent of the people who work for Playboy are feminists.

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I know what the attitudes of the readers are: These are guys who love women and respect women.

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It’s important not to limit the amount of their own money that candidates can spend, but to give other people access to enough money to run competitive races.

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Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate.

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We don’t fight about money… I hate to see people fight about money.

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Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.

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But maybe because the dot-com world gives people positions at a younger age, and many women are prominent in this business, it will help change the view about who can run big companies.

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I think in terms of what I am able to accomplish and build.

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