Top 100 Quotes About Volumes

#1. peace until the Schleswig-Holstein question was definitely settled. STRASBOURG, October 14 - Among the priceless volumes destroyed in the library here, was


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#2. A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity that ever were written.

Thomas Jefferson

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#3. Hello" and "good-bye" were a pair of bookends, propping up a vast library of blank volumes, void almanacs, novels full of sentiment I couldn't apprehend

Lauren Collins

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#4. We are not selling the black cab in large enough volumes. We want to expand globally.

Li Shufu

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#5. The history of my stupidity would fill many volumes.

Czeslaw Milosz

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#6. Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#7. The family was serious about education; after dinner, Fred was known to issue volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica to his children and guests for a little light reading.

Mungo MacCallum

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#8. at first falling slowly on large volumes -

Ashu Dutt

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#9. Yale University is famous for its Sex Week. It does not have a Dignity of the Worker Week or even a Save the Planet Week. This self-involved focus speaks volumes about the preoccupations of today's ruling class.

R. R. Reno

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#10. Thank you for your honesty," Niles says. The Candor repeat the phrase under their breath. All around me are the words "Thank you for your honesty" at different volumes and pitches, and my anger begins to dissolve.

Veronica Roth

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#11. It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writings than to put one principle into practice.

Leo Tolstoy

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#12. And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.

George Chapman

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#13. I think 'I Spy,' still when you look at it, speaks volumes in terms of propaganda for equality. It's just magnificent.

Bill Cosby

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#14. Lines and angles, flat and bland,
raise these volumes and make them stand.

James Moloney

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#15. In the final analysis, it is not critics who create literary canons, it is other writers who create them ... A writer can have published thirty-seven volumes, but if that writer doesn't interest other writers, they will all molder in the library and nobody will ever want to read them again.

Helen Vendler

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#16. Cyriack, whose Grandsire on the Royal Bench Of British Themis, with no mean applause Pronounced and in his volumes taught our Laws, Which others at their Bar so often wrench

John Milton

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#17. Several times he had to flatten himself against the shelves as a thesaurus thundered by. He waited patiently as a herd of Critters crawled past, grazing on the contents of the choicer books and leaving behind them piles of small slim volumes of literary criticism.

Terry Pratchett

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#18. It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent.

Eugenie Anderson

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#19. Of the animals I saw, I could write volumes. All were wild; for the Great Race's mechanised culture had long since done away with domestic beasts, while food was wholly vegetable or synthetic.

H.P. Lovecraft

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#20. Although economists have studied the sensitivity of import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate, there is still much uncertainty about just how much the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.

Martin Feldstein

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#21. I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.

Ed Helms

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#22. All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.

Mark Kennedy

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#23. History, with all her volumes vast, hath but one page

George Gordon Byron

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#24. That we have ignored the lessons of modern war poetry speaks volumes to the lack of concern for that which we do not endure.

David McDonald

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#25. Babe," he replies, grinning then said no more.
Still being helpful, I explained, "I know you think that word speaks volumes but, I have to tell you, it actually doesn't.

Kristen Ashley

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#26. U.S. intelligence services routinely use collection methods against foreigners that foreseeably - with certainty - ingest high volumes of U.S. communications as well.

Barton Gellman

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#27. From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the 'Pilgrim's Progress,' my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes.

Benjamin Franklin

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#28. He found he was now incapable of understanding a single word of the volumes he consulted; his very eyes stopped reading, and it seemed as if his mind, gorged with literature and art, refused to absorb any more.

Joris-Karl Huysmans

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#29. Deborah is a great exception to the rule, in a matter of speaking because God chose her to lead Israel. She was the only female judge of Israel which speaks volumes to the fact that God will use anyone who is willing to allow him to lead.

M.S. Kimball

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#30. The Encyclopedia Planaria, in forty-four volumes, is not portable, and after all, what is entirely reliable unless it's dead?

Ursula K. Le Guin

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#31. Children are dying." Lull nodded. "That's a succinct summary of humankind, I'd say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words. Quote me, Duiker, and your work's done." The bastard's right.

Steven Erikson

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#32. The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.

James Agee

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#33. The shadows outside tamed none of him. No, they cast him as stronger and more dangerous than ever before. He was bigger. Hungrier. Predatory.

He said nothing as he crawled through the window, but his dark, flashing eyes and body stalking toward her spoke volumes.

Kendall Grey

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#34. The volumes of antiquity, like medals, may very well serve to amuse the curious, but the works of the moderns, like the current coin of a kingdom, are much better for immediate use.

Oliver Goldsmith

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#35. Huge volumes of data may be compelling at first glance, but without an interpretive structure they are meaningless.

Tom Boellstorff

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#36. One full wall was given over to Father's stamp albums, fat leather volumes whose colors indicated the reign of each monarch: black for Queen Victoria, red for Edward the Seventh, green for George the Fifth, and blue for our present monarch, George the Sixth.

Alan Bradley

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#37. You have a life and there are these volumes on either side that go unvisited; some day soon as the world winds he will lie beneath what he now stands on, dead as those insects whose sound he no longer hears, and the grass will go on growing, wild and blind.

John Updike

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#38. I wish I could run into the world's arms. Linger within the spaces between nothing. I wish I could filter out of existence. To live quietly without dying. I wish I could be cherished by life itself. To speak and sing volumes without lying to myself.

F.K. Preston

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#39. If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate.

Jane Austen

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#40. While dead men tell no tales, their corpses often speak volumes.

Douglas Preston

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#41. Time is a river ... and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following.

Dan Brown

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#42. Beginning empty handed and alone frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are that God is with them.

Gene Edwards

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#43. After I had written seventeen full-length mysteries, two volumes of mini-mysteries, a travel guide and some quiz books, not to mention a spin-off Roman Mystery Scrolls series, I thought it was time I moved to new historical pastures.

Caroline Lawrence

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#44. Adieu, valour: rust, rapier: be still, drum, for your manager is in love: yea, he loveth. Assist me, some extemporal god of rhyme, for I am sure I shall turn sonnet. Devise, wit: write, pen, for I am for whole volumes in folio.

William Shakespeare

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#45. My voice goes after what my eyes cannot reach, with the twirl of my tongue I encompass words and volumes of words

Walt Whitman

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#46. Volumes in the series on Lyndon Johnson, including Master of the Senate and The Path Power, describe how Johnson created resources out of nothing and built a substantial power base.

Jeffrey Pfeffer

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#47. Some delightful inscriptions are found in second-hand books. One, the most famous of all, may be found in every bookshop in the nation, repeated in a thousand and one volumes with only a single change of phrase in each. It is this: ', with love from Momma.

Vincent Starrett

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#48. The worn soles of Daffy's boots skidded on the icy stones. He'd been saving up for a new pair for Christmas, but then he'd come across an encyclopaedia in ten volumes, going cheap. Boots might last ten years, at best, but knowledge was eternal.

Emma Donoghue

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#49. Killing time in the precinct, I find a copy of one of my early volumes in a dump-bin on the pavement outside the charity shop. The price is 10p. It is a signed copy. Under the signature, in my own handwriting, are the words, "To mum and dad".

Simon Armitage

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#50. Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It's always the unspoken word and what's happening behind someone's eyes that makes it so rich.

Viola Davis

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#51. How can you build on such a quicksand? Their most trivial action may mean volumes, or their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin or a curling tongs.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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#52. Kafka: cries of helplessness in twenty powerful volumes.

Mason Cooley

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#53. I'd venture to guess that a list of things you know nothing about could fill volumes.

Heidi Schulz

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#54. It was Alec who brought their lips together.
Seregil's first reaction was disbelief. But Alec was insistent, clumsy but determined. It lasted an instant, an eternity, that one awkward kiss, and it spoke silent volumes of bewildered honesty.
The moment that followed was too fragile for words.

Lynn Flewelling

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#55. And I wrote you.

Khaled Hosseini

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#56. Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.

Edmond De Goncourt

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#57. Now the interesting thing about the movie is that many of the questions it raised about the Warren Commission and its investigation were all investigated by our committee 13 years ago. We published our findings in 27 volumes of information and evidentiary material.

Louis Stokes

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#58. Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, curtain round the vault of heaven.

Thomas Love Peacock

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#59. Mark ran his fingers over the bindings and
whispered words, written long ago, words that
wriggled through the aged leather, trembled
beneath his touch. What lives and loves,
hopes and dreams, deaths and despair
these volumes held.

Ellen Read

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#60. A great "Mind" does not prove anything, his/her work speaks volumes.

Josephine Akhagbeme

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#61. In visiting teaching we reach out to each other. Hands often speak as voices can't. A warm embrace conveys volumes. A laugh together unites us. A moment of sharing refreshes our souls. We cannot always lift the burden of one who is troubled, but we can lift her so she can bear it well.

Elaine L. Jack

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#62. The Biblical Illustrator was published in 66 volumes. To give you a sense of how comprehensive it is, volume 49 contains 588 pages on Galatians. And

Joseph S. Exell

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#63. A small amount of good literature can often teach more about the inner life than volumes of psychology.

Thomas Moore

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#64. Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

Virginia Woolf

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#65. Though you read a hundred volumes without a pause,
you won't remember a single point without a Divine decree;
but if you serve God and read not a single book,
you'll learn rare sciences within your own heart.
~ Mevlana aka Rumi


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#66. Nevertheless, in order to produce more equality and uniformity in the defence of any doctrine, its fundamental principles must be committed to writing. May these two volumes therefore serve as the building stones which I contribute to the joint work.

Adolf Hitler

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#67. Memoirs of An Unfortunate Young Nobleman, Returned from a Thirteen Years' Slavery in America, Where He was Sent by the Wicked Contrivances of His Cruel Uncle, etc. Part II Concludes with a Summary View of the Trial. 2 volumes. London: 1743.


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#68. My reviews of the above books appear in my series, A Literary Cavalcade. Reviews are listed alphabetically by author across the six volumes.

Robert A. Parker

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#69. Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains.

Alexander Pope

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#70. What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.

Abraham Verghese

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#71. Elegance? It may seem odd to non-scientists, but there is an aesthetic in software as there is in every other area of intellectual endeavour. Truly great programmers are like great poets or great mathematicians - they can achieve in a few lines what lesser mortals can only approach in three volumes

John Naughton

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#72. I briefly stole a look from Vanni, who's dark eyes seem to speak volumes in a language I was not familiar. I did t speak Cheating Dirt Bag, nor did I with to learn.

Ginger Voight

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#73. Back in the day, Barry Crump not only had these stories that talked about that kind of rustic personality, but also, he spoke volumes, I guess, of the relationships in the stories that he told in these books.

Rhys Darby

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#74. Love need not speak volumes. It need not demand proof. It never has a happy ending - simply because it doesn't end as long as love is pure and true.

Amit Abraham

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#75. Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions.

John Bates Clark

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#76. Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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#77. Bite my laughters, drink my tears. Pore into me, volumes, spell me stark and spill me swooning, I just don't care what my thwarters think.

James Joyce

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#78. He was never a man of many words but the look that he gave me spoke volumes saying what he felt in his heart

Vivian E. Moore

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#79. Words of a man were meaningless. But actions spoke volumes, and it was always through deeds that the true measure of a man could be ascertained.

Maya Banks

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#80. But the Russian writers would be packed away in mothballs and stored in our basement. I would savor the idea of Dostoevsky's, Tolstoy's and Gorki's volumes molding in the dank cellar, wisps of camphor and odors of wet earth floating above them. I

Maya Angelou

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#81. Our customers want to give us more business and the key for us is to manage growing volumes properly.

James Young

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#82. Of many large volumes the index is the best portion and the usefullest. A glance through the casement gives whatever knowledge of the interior is needful. An epitome is only a book shortened; and as a general rule, the worth increases as the size lessens.

Robert Aris Willmott

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#83. When all is said and done, we exist only in relation to the world, and our senses evolved as scouts who bridge that divide and provide volumes of information, warnings and rewards.

Diane Ackerman

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#84. I have in the past acquired a reputation for concocting non-existent writers and unwritten volumes.

Jim Crace

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#85. Sometimes standing alone makes you stronger than hiding in a group. When you choose to stand when those close to you are sitting down, it speaks volumes about your integrity and character. It's when those who stand alone come together that the opposite is true.

Lori Goodwin

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#86. We are not long-term beings. Not heroes of romances in many volumes. For one gesture, for one word alone, we shall make the effort. We openly admit: our creations will be temporary. We shall have this as our aim: a gesture.

Jonathan Safran Foer

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#87. At a very early age I started a cartoon scrapbook, actually when I was in high school. And it became, in turn, a scrapbook of my life. And there are about 2,000 volumes.

Hugh Hefner

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#88. There is enough information capacity in a single human cell to store the Encyclopedia Britannica, all 30 volumes of it, three or four times over.

Richard Dawkins

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#89. Volumes upon volumes on exploration, war, violence, the life-threatening transformative journeys of man. But you can't talk about this. The fucking, the sadness, the dark, the blood, the light. They will burn you at the fucking stake for this shit.

Elisa Albert

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#90. Weston's sensual texture or Cartier-Bresson's implacable composition are apt to close over themselves, attaining the perfection of a certain sensual and harmonious bliss. We see textures, volumes, equilibrium - and reality, open and ragged, is lost and transcended.

Edmundo Desnoes

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#91. One cannot lay a foundation by scattering stones, nor is a reputation for good work to be got by strewing volumes about the world ...

Ellen Glasgow

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#92. I've got to know that I'm singing something with truth to it. My songs are different than anybody else's songs. Other artists can get by on their voices and their style, but my songs speak volumes, and all I have to to is lay them down correctly, lyrically, and they'll do what they need to do.

Bob Dylan

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#93. Usually I read several books at a time - old books, new books, fiction, nonfiction, verse, anything - and when the bedside heap of a dozen volumes or so has dwindled to two or three, which generally happens by the end of one week, I accumulate another pile.

Vladimir Nabokov

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#94. Sence and Sensibility, for instance, came out in three separate volumes, as did Pride and Prejudice (so the next time you read one of the ubiquitous time-travel Austen adaptations and somebody picks up a single-volume first edition, you can hit your nerd buzzer and say "wrong!").

Amy Smith

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#95. They starred into each others eyes even as the guards took hold of Antoinette. She did not utter a word, but a gleam in her and the peaceful expression on her face spoke volumes to Aidan. The cell door slammed shut, and Aidan stood alone in the center of the room

Wayne Thomas Batson

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#96. These papers of the day have uses more adequate to the purposes of common life than more pompous and durable volumes.

Samuel Johnson

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#97. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.

Samuel Johnson

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#98. It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust, there are still those who would deny it.

Mark Udall

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#99. To make a library It takes two volumes And a fire. Two volumes and a fire, And interest. The interest alone will do If logs are few.

Carolyn Wells

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#100. And then when I got home I burrowed about among my books, arranging their volumes and loving the feel of them.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

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