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.
His folksy aphorisms (published in his "Starbeams" feature) are often collected in books and on Internet sites.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.