Words on pages shaped my life. As a child, I practically lived at the library! I voraciously fed my mind with many of the literary classics, and those great writers sparked my imagination.
The worlds that they wrote about opened my mind to many possibilities. Eventually those inspiring words contoured my adult life. It was a small leap to imagine traveling the world some day. And I have, for some 20 years now! I believe my life would have been very different without all those inspiring words my mind absorbed as a child.
Reading offers us many valuable benefits, and some you may not have considered. More about that here: 10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day. And with technology that allows us easy access to books in a nanosecond, there is bountiful and easy access to knowledge and inspiration.
There’s a great big wide world out there, and we may think we know it through the news. But knowledge we access through books is different. Books exercise our minds, honing our imaginations and critical thinking skills.
Feed your mind, light a spark, free your spirit.
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~ Haruki Murakami
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ~ Oscar Wilde
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