Bill Vaughan Quotes

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Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
— Bill Vaughan

research

People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
— Bill Vaughan

experience

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
— Bill Vaughan

optimism human nature new year pessimism

Retirement, we understand, is great if you are busy, rich and healthy. But then, under those conditions, work is great too.
— Bill Vaughan

retirement work

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
— Bill Vaughan

voting

The vice-presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.  Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.

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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

future

Those who warn of a population explosion picture a world of too many people and not enough food—sort of like the average cocktail party.
— Bill Vaughan

overpopulation earth

Gratitude is a sometime thing in this world. Just because you've been feeding them all winter, don't expect the birds to take it easy on your grass seed.

gratitude cynical

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
— Bill Vaughan
A lot of friction is caused by half the drivers trying to go fast enough to thrill their girlfriends and the other half trying to go slow enough to placate their wives.
— Bill Vaughan

cars

I'm not convinced that the world is in any worse shape than it ever was. It's just that in this age of almost instantaneous communication, we bear the weight of problems our forefathers only read about after they were solved.
— Bill Vaughan

technology