I have a text file with a bunch of numbers then another line of numbers and another and another etc. with n number of lines
how can I read it and store the lines into n number of strings?
From the docs.
Read one entire line from the file. A trailing newline character is kept in the string (but may be absent when a file ends with an incomplete line).  If the size argument is present and non-negative, it is a maximum byte count (including the trailing newline) and an incomplete line may be returned. When size is not 0, an empty string is returned only when EOF is encountered immediately.
Read until EOF using readline() and return a list containing the lines thus read. If the optional sizehint argument is present, instead of reading up to EOF, whole lines totalling approximately sizehint bytes (possibly after rounding up to an internal buffer size) are read. Objects implementing a file-like interface may choose to ignore sizehint if it cannot be implemented, or cannot be implemented efficiently.