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" Alternate history fascinates me, as it fascinates all novelists, because 'What if?' is the big thing. "
" Being a popular director or actor's son can be frightening in this industry. What if you are not able to make it? "
" But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? "
" But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again. "
" Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it's all in your head? "
Octavia E. Butler
" For years I've wanted to write a book about mummies, and had been following the science of mummy CT scans when the premise for 'The Keepsake' occurred to me: what if an 'ancient' mummy turns out to have a bullet in its leg? How does a modern murder victim get turned into a mummy? "
" Had I been older, I would've never been able to pull it off because I would've analyzed it to death. When I was 16, there was no such thing as 'what if.' "
" I always wanted to have a scenario where the guy didn't have my number, but I had his. What if women make the first move, send the first message? And if they don't, the match disappears after 24 hours, like in Cinderella, the pumpkin and the carriage? It'd be symbolic of a Sadie Hawkins dance - going after it, girls ask first. "
Whitney Wolfe Herd
" I dare not stay home while Quichuas perish. What if the well-filled church in the homeland needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses, and the prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is written on their bank books and in the dust on their Bible covers. "
" I don't think we should speak so much. What if we were singing a song? We split, whilst singing. "
" I don't write historical novels but novels that wonder, 'And what if it happened in this way and not in this other one?' "
" I'm never not nervous before going onstage. Like... what if I fall on my face? "
" Instead of picking your career and backfilling your life behind that, what if you pick your life and backfill your career with whatever is left over? "
" I think I became a writer because of my love of stories and an inability to stop asking, 'What if?' "
" I think there is often a 'what if' proposition that gets me thinking about all my novels. "
" It's easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them. "
" It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. "
" I've always been one of those people who wondered 'What if...' "
" I've come to realize that artists and scientists are alike. They go through the same processes using different tools. They are both driven to answer the question, 'What if?' "
" I would hate to be 65 and think, 'What if I had tried to be an actor?' "
" I would sit on the swing set and swing literally for two hours, just, like, imagining things. Like, what if this happened, and what if I was this guy? "
" Kids are always told that they can be anything that they want. But what if you want to be a ballerina, and you're terrible at ballet? Or what if you're gifted at ballet, but you don't like doing it? "
" My writing became more and more minimalist. In the end, I couldn't write at all. For seven or eight years, I hardly wrote. But then I had a revelation. What if I did the opposite? What if, when a sentence or a scene was bad, I expanded it, and poured in more and more? After I started to do that, I became free in my writing. "
Karl Ove Knausgaard
" Paranormal fiction offers authors - and readers - the chance to answer the question, 'What if?' All the different ways that question can be answered make for extremely entertaining reading. "
" People are gonna comment no matter what. If I dated the most clean-cut, perfect guy, they're gonna comment. That's just the way it is. "
" People say, 'What if your name was Niki Smith?' Well, if Niki Smith lived the life I've lived, it would have great bearing. "
" The bitcoin protocol is about mining bitcoin, not pricing bitcoin. There is nothing in the protocol about establishing a market price for bitcoin; you need a market for that, but what if all the exchange markets are shut down? "
" The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever. "
" The idea of a mentally ill vice president who suffers in complete isolation was obviously sparked by the behaviors I witnessed by Sarah Palin. What if somebody who was ill-equipped for the office were to ascend to the presidency or vice presidency? What would they do? How long would it take for people to figure it out? "
" The one thing humans can't control is time, but what if one has the power to do so is the core theme of '24.' "
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