My top 10 quotes to embrace reading

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My love for storytelling started at a very young age. My mom told me once that I started paying attention to books before I was even able to read. And as years past by my love for stories didn’t stay with the book genre. Every art form tells his own story – from films to cartoons, and from theater to paintings. Books are everywhere, and to embrace reading once more – here is my top 10 with quotes on reading.

Your mind is like a muscle

Being an avid reader myself, I have experienced that reading allows you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, if only for a moment; but once that moment’s over, you remember the experience for the rest of your life. I love books for that and they help me to exercise my mind.

In some ways our brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked. Just like going to the gym everyday keeps your arms and legs in shape, reading keeps your mind sharp and able to easily retain knowledge. Our brain is so powerful that it can hold almost an unlimited capacity of information. The more you read and learn, the easier it becomes to retain information. Reading enables me to be better in focusing and listening with full attention.

To celebrate books once more, here are my top 10 quotes on reading.

My top 10

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.” – Hermann Hesse

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles W. Eliot

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
― Ray Bradbury

Last note

I hope you enjoyed the mentioned quotes on reading. Let me know if I missed an important and inspirational quote about books and reading. If you like these kind of blog posts, head over to this section. Or check the ones below:

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