‘What if they come after us?’ said Mr Bucket, speaking for the first time.
‘What if they capture us?’ said Mrs Bucket.
‘What if they shoot us?’ said Grandma Georgina.
‘What if my beard were made of green spinach?’ cried Mr Wonka.
‘Bunkum and tummyrot! You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said “What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?” He wouldn’t even have started.
We want no what-iffers around here, right, Charlie? Off we go, then!
Taken from: Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator when I started to think about building some business.. ;)