How To Make an Alphabetic Memory Palace for Quotes

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#1 19 June, 2016 - 00:28
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How To Make an Alphabetic Memory Palace for Quotes


How I created a Memory Palace to hold 120 quotes for 19 people and allows room to grow.

I created a 5 room memory palace that holds 5 alphabetic objects in each room. Each room I made a different color and made sure the floors were different textures as well. Ones that would feel different as my mind eye walks through them.

I then used photoshop to recreate the rooms I saw in my head. It helped add some details to my mind's eye version.

Once I created Alphabetic "furniture" for my Memory Palace...I then placed people at each spot according to their first name. For example,

Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Ambrose Bierce, Aristotle, etc are all at the A for Apple Tree in the first room that is blue. Each person is at a different place at the tree that opens up their own personal mini palace. At the apple tree, Albert Einstein has a birdhouse in the apple tree, Abraham Lincoln is at the trunk with an axe, Aristotle in a House made out of an Apple that fell on the floor, Ambrose Bierce in a sort of "Keebler Elf" hole in the tree, etc for the others.

When I visit Albert Einsteins birdhouse, it also has multiple rooms and the rooms "Furniture" are the images that remind me of each of his quotes

The birdhouse holds these quotes.

Quote:
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer."

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."

To give an example of how I use the images to hold the quote, we will take this one as an example.

”If you can't explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough” is the door."

There is a can, with two planes forming an "X" for the handle, when I open the door.... It is Albert Einstein with cymbals in hand while he is standing in a well". You can probably guess how the image reminds me of the quote and its proper syntax.

Here are the Alphabetic Rooms
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Einsteins Birdhouse:
Holds these quotes

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
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First Room:
Holds these quotes
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer."
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"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
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Abraham Lincolns Shed near the apple tree:
Holds these quotes

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
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Inside the shed

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. "

"I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards"

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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Inside the stable
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

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Aristotle has a house in an apple that fell from the tree

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It holds these quotes
A friend to all is a friend to none.

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
A friend to all is a friend to none.

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These are just a few of them to give you an idea. It worked great for me so far. Obviously, the version in my minds eye is more detail and has some action that isn't conveyed on the images above but it helps. The images above are the "Furniture" that holds the movie clips that actually contain the images for key words to form the quote.

I'd be open to answer any questions or to take any suggestions. I'm also thinking about using some design software I used to make a model of my house to recreate the memory palaces and allow myself to walk through them using the software ane eventually my oculus rift but for now, this has worked really well.

Using actual places don't require you to photoshop things but I find that when creating a completely new palace, it helps to make a visual place, to be apart of the creation process, and it helps your minds eye to walk through it.

19 June, 2016 - 04:43
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Wow....That's dedication...impressive!

What are your mini palaces for the NES and the tiger?

19 June, 2016 - 14:36
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Thank you, Justin. The NES is different video games (like bowsers castle)

The tiger, I zoom into his mouth and their are Indian straw huts.

27 June, 2016 - 15:30
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Added a few more images in the orgional post.

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