Found 2,153 quotes starting with IF:

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.
– Don DeLilloRate it:
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
– Ann LandersRate it:
If I were dying, my last words would be, Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
– Oliver Wendell HolmesRate it:
If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom, but nobody beats me.'
– Leo DurocherRate it:
If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth -- and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.
– Steve JobsRate it:
If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages?
– Margaret MeadRate it:
If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little bit more.
– Jules RenardRate it:
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
– Henry JamesRate it:
If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
– Richard Milhous NixonRate it:
If I were to select a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF.
– John DingellRate it:
If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me.
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
– Søren KierkegaardRate it:
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility
– Sren Aaby KierkegaardRate it:
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
– Frederick II of PrussiaRate it:
If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere
– Marilyn MonroeRate it:
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people -- including me -- would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
– Hunter S. ThompsonRate it:
If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
– Marilyn MonroeRate it:
If I'm ever in a war, I'll shoot a water gun at the enemy and hope they realize how stupid the whole idea of war is. And when they are thinking about it, I'll throw a grenade at them.
– Jack Handey Deep ThoughtsRate it:
If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.
– Dan DierdorfRate it:
If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.
– Charles BarkleyRate it:
If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
– Luther H. HodgesRate it:
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead.
– Frank Gelett BurgessRate it:

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