William E. ("Bill") Vaughan (October 8, 1915 – February 25, 1977) was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He was published in Reader's Digest and Better Homes and Gardens under the pseudonym Burton Hillis. He attended Washington University in St. Louis. His folksy aphorisms (published in his "Starbeams" feature) are often collected in books and on Internet sites. Bill Vaughan died at age 61 of lung cancer.
Bill Vaughan Quotes
Bill Vaughan #Age
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Bill Vaughan #Business #Women
Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
Bill Vaughan #Funny #Happiness #Money
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
Bill Vaughan #Education
Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.
Bill Vaughan #Fitness
Muscles come and go flab lasts.
Bill Vaughan #Home
The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
Bill Vaughan #Hope
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Bill Vaughan #Money
It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
Bill Vaughan #Movies
I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
Bill Vaughan #Patriotism
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Bill Vaughan #Politics
The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
Bill Vaughan #Society
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughan #Society
Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.