quote by Alan Shepard

I woke up an hour before I was supposed to, and started going over the mental checklist: where do I go from here, what do I do? I don't remember eating anything at all, just going through the physical, getting into the suit. We practiced that so much, it was all rote.

— Alan Shepard

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I watch a lot of astronaut movies....Mostly Star Wars. And even Han and Chewie use a checklist.

Checklists turn out...to be among the basic tools of the quality and productivity revolution in aviation, engineering, construction - in virtually every field combining high risk and complexity. Checklists seem lowly and simplistic, but they help fill in for the gaps in our brains and between our brains.

No matter how expert you may be, well-designed checklists can improve outcomes.

No wise pilot, no matter how great his talent and experience, fails to use his checklist.


Everything in life is a checklist, whether it's building a birdhouse or building a kitchen. If you don't have a checklist, you're much more likely to forget something.

The checklist is one of the most high powered productivity tool ever discovered.

I think that, back in the day, there used to be a lot of horror films that kind of had a checklist of what went into making the 'perfect horror film', and I think now people are raising the bar in the industry, as far as the types of horror films that are being made.

To be a photographer, one must photograph.

No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures.

A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut can't be creative.

He has to follow a predetermined detailed checklist written by an engineer and if he gets a little creative he'll never fly again.


That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room.

Just using a checklist requires [doctors] to embrace different values from ones we've had, like humility, discipline, teamwork.

Checklists are really helpful ways to remind people around how to manage complicated tasks.

Awareness, even at a subconscious level, beats fancy checklists without it, track or you will fail.

Sometimes I even felt like he dated me as part of his plan, like they were going to have a checklist on the application, and one of the things to tick off was going to be, "Do you have a reasonably intelligent girlfriend who shares your aspirations, and who is fully prepared to accept your limited availability?


You need a different checklist and different mental models for different companies. I can never make it easy by saying, 'Here are three things.' You have to derive it yourself to ingrain it in your head for the rest of your life.

I also take pleasure in the so-called negative power in Grotjahn's work.

That is, I love his paintings for what they are not. Unlike much art of the past decade, Grotjahn isn't simply working from a prescribed checklist of academically acceptable, curator-approved 'isms' and twists.

In my relationship with God, I've learned that if I follow a 'formula' for how I spend my time with Him, then I'm just accomplishing a checklist of things I feel obligated to do to please Him. This makes my spiritual life more about doing what I need to do to fulfill an obligation than something meaningful.

It's a very simple example to show that if you miss one step in a process in can cost you an enormous amount of time and money to fix. With a checklist, you can write it down and give it some someone else for them to do successfully. Checklists require discipline and organization, which is something internet marketers have to master.

My books are always tactical, bullet lists, this is what you need to do because I'm trying to appeal to people who are trying to change the world and they need checklists.


You get a checklist, and then you just sort of ride herd on it.

It's just a few items on a single sheet of paper.

I'd been taught from an early age that I was in the other category on the standardized tests. You know, I had to go down the checklist - Caucasian, African-American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, and then, you know, at the bottom is other. So, you know, very early on I was taught, in a way, that I was somehow this anomaly.

When I started Cove, I spoke to three immigration lawyers who gave me a long checklist of things to do before my company could hire immigrants.

Live. How many of us need to be reminded that living has nothing to do with trying to be as good as someone else, or trying to fit into some category, or filling in the blanks on some stupid checklist. That it has nothing to do with punishing yourself for past mistakes.

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition.

Your qualifications are not your life.


It's almost therapeutic driving there and driving back (to North Carolina), with the time you get to think about things as well as create checklists.

Trump is a symptom of widespread disgust, not the head of a carefully crafted ideological movement with a checklist of issues.

I know for a fact that Ted Cruz every day uses two checklists - to guide him through his personal and professional life - and that is the Bible and the U.S. Constitution.

I was applying to the art school, but there was a checklist that said I had to do either production design or stage management or acting. I thought, "I don't want to be an actor, but I know production and stage management take acting classes" - this is literally my internal monologue. I was like, "Designers don't have to take acting classes. Cool. I'll check that box".

How many people, how many of us want to get on an airplane where you know only, only 20% of the pilots use the checklist? Why would you do that? I think we should be outraged because the technology is there, it's totally available. We're just not using it yet.


I've got a checklist of things I want - including a Brit, a Grammy, an Oscar and a white poodle. Sometimes it gets lonely, and I want a baby too! I'm ticking things off the list.

I don't have a checklist. Whatever material excites me, they'll call for a certain genre or combination of genres. It'll come naturally and I'll be eager to learn how that thing works. I learn the rules, and I'll probably break some of them.

Often people see doctrines as a checklist.

Here are the following nineteen truths which you've got to believe to be a good sound Christian.

Leadership (according to John Sculley) revolves around vision, ideas, direction, and has more to do with inspiring people as to direction and goals than with day-to-day implementation. A leader must be able to leverage more than his own capabilities. He must be capable of inspiring other people to do things without actually sitting on top of them with a checklist.

I mean at the world as a checklist. Once you got to a place, you check them off and if you love the spot, you might check it off twice. You'll always find your way to go back to those places.

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