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  • ... I don't like the sound of all those lists he's making — it's like taking too many notes at school; you feel you've achieved something when you haven't.

  • [List making] is inexpensive, harmless to other people, and not dependent upon your age or your income.

    • Jan Struther,
    • "Ainsworth-Zazoulian," A Pocketful of Pebbles ()
  • Making lists of reasons was sometimes a good way to figure things out.

  • I made a list of things I have / to remember and a list / of things I want to forget, / but I see they are the same list.

  • Lists are a form of power.

  • An agenda, no matter how bizarre, is the difference between eccentric and mad as a hatter.