Bill Vaughan Quotes (35 Quotes)


    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.

    We hope the trend continues. It's good for consumers.

    The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.

    The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.

    A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.


    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.

    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.

    By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.

    Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

    The census numbers tell us what we've known for years -- that soaring health care inflation is making health insurance unaffordable, so more folks go uninsured, and those who can afford it find their policies cover less and less. The data shows a continued deterioration in the use of employer-provided health insurance and increased reliance on Medicaid and public programs. If it had not been for more people moving into public programs, the number of uninsured would have increased another 2.3 million, the statistics show.

    Tax deductions do little or nothing for those people who are uninsured and devastated by high health care costs. Most uninsured are in the zero or 10 percent tax bracket, so tax deductions do little or nothing for them.

    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.

    In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.

    The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them.

    The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.


    We strongly think it's a problem. It contributes to the revolving door.

    A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.

    Consumers are smart enough to know that they don't 'drive' health care when it comes to treating a premature baby, cancer in a spouse or a child's broken bones. Families need help with the high costs of these essential health services they don't need talk about being better shoppers.

    We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.

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

    Buried (in the method by which hospitals set fees) is this array of cross-subsidies that lets our health-care system train young doctors, conduct research and care for the uninsured.

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

    Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.

    The average American is for the underdog, but only on the condition that he has a chance to win.

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

    If you think that one individual cant make a difference in the world, consider what one cigar can do in a nine-room house.

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

    To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.

    Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

    This is another wake-up call to get a handle on runaway medical inflation. We're approaching 1,000 for the average stay in a hospital. This is hurting people and really overloading our economy.

    It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.

    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.

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

    Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.


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