Thinking What If Quotes by Darcey Steinke, Crystal Reed, Steve Jobs, Eli Roth, Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali and many others.
I spent so much time as a child thinking what if I was a robot, what if my mind were somewhere else? As a kid you’re in the middle of all that.
I started to be much happier in my relationships when I realized that I can only control myself. That way, you don’t worry about people and don’t waste your time thinking, ‘What if he cheats on me?’ You can’t control that.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
So when I was beating the guy, I started thinking, ‘What if I was Hannah Montana?’ . . . And little do they know that that’s why I look so insane . . . I’m torturing myself with thoughts of, ‘How could I actually pull off being a high school student and a pop star at night?’
IвЂ™ve always had a soft spot for dreamers вЂ“ not those who waste their time thinking вЂwhat ifвЂ™ but the ones who look to the sky and say вЂwhy canвЂ™t I shoot for the moon?вЂ™
I tell you what I really fear. I fear aeroplanes. When the flight’s all right and smooth I’m still thinking, ‘what if the engine blow up?’ ‘What if a fool’s got a bomb on it?’
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.
I think you can’t go into any story-breaking process thinking, ‘What if they come off as unlikeable?’ You just gotta break the story because if you know who your character is, the story will tell you. The story will dictate and say, “This feels off-kilter for this particular person.”
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
The fantasy that appeals most to people is the kind that’s rooted thoroughly in somebody looking around a corner and thinking, ‘What if I wandered into this writer’s people here?’ If you’ve done your job and made your people and your settings well enough, that adds an extra dimension that you can’t buy.