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8 Great Quotes About Memory

quotes about memoryA slight change of pace for this post:

When it comes to quotes about memory, there are so many pages of quotes on the web that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Here at Smart Memory Power, we decided to put together some of our favourites, along with a Tweet button beneath it so that you can share it with your friends and followers on Twitter.

Quotes About Memory

Let’s start with a funny one from comedian Steven Wright:

Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film.” – Steven Wright

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There are very few lists of quotes that would be complete without a nod to one of the all-American greats, over to you Mr. President:

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Back to Ancient Greece now, and to a man who in his time was a philosopher, political theorist, lawyer and orator… And yet he still had time to come up with this little gem:

Memory is the treasure and guardian of all things.” – Cicero

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Another humourist now… Author, columnist and host of the 6th Academy Awards back in 1935:

A good storyteller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven’t.” – Irvin S. Cobb

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When you hear the name ‘Edgar Allen Poe’, you might expect something surreal, but this might be one of the most practical of our favourite quotes:

If you wish to forget something on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” – Edgar Allen Poe

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One of the great poets of Scotland up next, explaining the real wealth you have between your ears:

A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.” – Alexander Smith

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I wouldn’t feel like I’d done a proper job on this list without the addition of a certified genius:

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

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And one last one, which is too long to tweet but still brilliantly incisive, from a great psychoanalyst and former student of Sigmund Freud:

The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will hang on the door and continue to disturb the concert.” – Dr. Theodor Reik

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