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
The most almighty Bill Vaughan quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
How many of us have been first attracted to reason, first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism from Rochefoucauld or La Bruyere.
The eagle may soar; beavers build dams.
The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Woe to those who spit on the beat generation, the wind will blow it back.
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia.
Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences.
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble;
he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
What Strauss is going through drives you nuts.
If you care about your batting - which I'm sure he does - he will feel like jumping off a bridge and committing suicide
United States is a great Country and has its effective role on the international arena, so we have to boost our relations with it, in order to achieve peace and stability in our region and the world.
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.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The lioness giveth birth to cubs which remain three days without life.
Then cometh the lion, breatheth upon them, and bringeth them to life.
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
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.
Never seem wiser or more learned than the people you are with.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
On the neck of a giraffe a flea begins to believe in immortality.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Even the world, that despises simplicity, does not profess to approve of duplicity.
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
All the problems of the world - child labor, corruption - are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.
The eyes are the amulets of the mind.
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.
The pretender sees no one but himself, Because he has the veil of conceit in front; If he were endowed with a God discerning eye, He would see that no one is weaker than himself.
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.
But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off.
By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
All books grow homilies by time; they are Temples, at once, and Landmarks.
In addition to wreaking havoc on our bodies, anger close our inner door, making us feel isolated and distrustful, hindering communication.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seamed with scars; martyrs have put on their coronation robes glittering with fire, and through their tears have the sorrowful first seen the gates of Heaven.
The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
What we need to envision the future, .
.. stop thinking about the present and saying, 'Let's put a Band-Aid here.
The contrast between the 1970's and today is very marked.
Hay smells different to lovers and horses.
Every time I see a bluebird, I say, well, hey, all this hard work is all worth while.
Work is the means of living, but it is not living.
The true problem of living is to keep our hearts sweet and gentle in the hardest conditions and experiences.
Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
You can be an ordinary athlete by getting away with less than your best.
But if you want to be a great, you have to give it all you've got-your everything.
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.
Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.