Quotes by Bill Vaughan

Bill Vaughan

Bill Vaughan

American columnist and author

Alive from: 1915-1977

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
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    A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
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    An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.
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    An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    Source: Business Review, Volume 22
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    As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit - and parking as close to the stadium as possible.
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    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.
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    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.
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    If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who does not conform to the prevailing standards of non-conformity.
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    In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
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    In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.
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    It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
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    It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
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    It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of its coming back.
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    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.
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    Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
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