Reading enhances our imagination and more importantly, our life. Whether we learn something new, or discover a great story, there is no doubt that reading is beneficial to our mental well being.
I have compiled a few great quotes about reading and literature by famous authors and poets:
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” – Terry Pratchett
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino
“A good book is an event in my life.” – Stendhal
My favorite of the first 3 is the last one…after I finish reading a good book, I always feel like something (an event) has taken place in my life.
“Literature is news that stays news.” – Ezra Pound
“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” – Rene Descartes
“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” – Marcel Proust