Kick Start Your French Quote of the Week 14
Our weekly dose of inspiration with Kick Start Your French Quote of the Week 14 is there again. I really like this quote as it highlights the importance of reading with a very powerful metaphor.
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Lire c'est boire et manger. L'esprit qui ne lit pas maigrit comme le corps qui ne mange pas.
To read is to eat and drink. The mind that does not read becomes thinner like the body that does not eat.
Enjoy below an interpretation of this quote by Maryam Hemono:
Somehow, Victor Hugo truly managed to capture the sheer importance and incredible value that doing something as simple as reading actually has. The metaphor he has chosen is simply perfect. Like our bodies, our minds give us the strength to do the many things that we want to do throughout our lifetimes. Whether it’s simple things like getting up in the morning or the more difficult ones like accomplishing our biggest dreams and managing to shape our lives the way we want.
Both our knowledge and our motivation come from our minds; the two things that give us the power to become who we want to become. And it’s the books we read that inspire us and that give us that very power.
Likewise, without food, without water, our lives would cease to be. Our strength would diminish and would eventually completely disappear altogether. Whether it be our physical strength or our mental strength; both are equally important as long as we intend to be successful and to make something out of our lives. Books are what nourish our minds the way that food is what nourishes our bodies.
Books are what nourish our minds the way that food is what nourishes our bodies.
Lire c'est boire et manger. L'esprit qui ne lit pas maigrit comme le corps qui ne mange pas. Victor Hugo.
The mind that does not read becomes thinner like the body that does not eat. Victor Hugo.
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