Best Volume Quotes Turn Up The Volume In Life

These volume quotes will inspire you. Volume is a book-forming part of a work or series or the amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container, especially when great.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging volume quotes, volume sayings, and volume proverbs.

Famous Volume Quotes

  1. “The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” ~ James M. Barrie
  2. “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. “I didn’t think it was going to be this fun. But everything just gets heightened when you have a baby. The volume gets turned up on life. I never knew I could be this happy, and that’s the truth.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  4. “Growth that adds volume without improving productivity is fat. Growth that diminishes productivity is cancer.” ~ Peter Drucker

  5. “I think of music as fuel, its spectrum of energy governed by tempi, volume, and heart.” ~ Twyla Tharp
  6. “[Mary Wortley Montagu] wrote more letters, with fewer punctuation marks, than any Englishwoman of her day; and her nephew, the fourth Baron Rokeby, nearly blinded himself in deciphering the two volumes of undated correspondence which were printed in 1810. Two more followed in 1813, after which the gallant Baron either died at his post or was smitten with despair; for sixty-eight cases of letters lay undisturbed … ‘Les morts n’√©crivent point,’ said Madame de Maintenon hopefully; but of what benefit is this inactivity, when we still continue to receive their letters?” ~ Agnes Repplier
  7. “Let’s set the existence-of-God issue aside for a later volume, and just stipulate that in some way, self-replicating organisms came into existence on this planet and immediately began trying to get rid of each other, either by spamming their environments with rough copies of themselves, or by more direct means which hardly need to be belabored. Most of them failed, and their genetic legacy was erased from the universe forever, but a few found some way to survive and to propagate.” ~ Neal Stephenson
  8. “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
  9. “When we don’t have the words chocolate can speak volumes.” ~ Joan Bauer

  10. “The perfectly natural thing to do with an unreadable book is to give it away; and the publication, for more than a quarter of a century, of volumes which fulfilled this one purpose and no other is a pleasant proof, if proof were needed, of the business principles which underlay the enlightened activity of publishers.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  11. “Online advertising may not be much more successful than an old double-barrel, but – like a good spray of buckshot – it makes up for its lack of accuracy with sheer volume. There are 10 unique ads listed with every Gmail message in your queue, each tied to the message content. And a paying sponsor.” ~ Douglas Rushkoff
  12. “Carbon dioxide is unusual because it doesn’t go through the usual three phases of matter, from solid to liquid to gas, but it goes straight from solid to gas. The volume of the gas is much greater than the volume of the solid. When a solid turns into a gas, we say it sublimes. The process is sublimation.” ~ Robert Winston
  13. “I don’t want anybody to not recognize how appreciative I am of the volume of e-mails I get.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk

  14. “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
  15. “There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
  16. “The dramatically different manner in which we, as a nation, responded to the crisis presented by drunk driving and the crisis caused by the emergence of crack cocaine speaks volumes about who we value, and who we view as disposable.” ~ Michelle Alexander
  17. “What the results are telling them is that the most money is spent in volume by young people. They also see young people as the consumers of tomorrow and are trying to capture their attention from their competitors.” ~ Marlo Thomas
  18. “The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume.” ~ Paul Theroux

  19. “From birth to the teenage years, the brain undergoes a fourfold increase in volume” ~ Eric Jensen
  20. “To be successful in the world of art you must, of course, have talent, although very small talents have gone very far in this age. Just as the microphone gave volume to voices that had none, so does the science of press-agentry magnify limited skills into highly saleable properties.” ~ Marya Mannes
  21. “Music is relegated to an underground, relatively obscure group of listeners. It’s partly because of the nature of the medium. With a piece of visual art, you can look at something ugly, brutal and in your face, but it’s kind of – there it is. It doesn’t take you over in the same way that putting on the music at a certain volume does.” ~ David Byrne
  22. “The sheer volumes of songs have come from the hours of cold and darkness that one spends inside with the lights on.” ~ Paul Westerberg

  23. “As an individual learns and practices higher meditation techniques, a tremendous volume of energy and creativity flows through them. If they direct some of that energy towards their career, then naturally they will become successful.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  24. “The last sort I shall mention are verbal critics – mere word-catchers, fellows that pick out a word in a sentence and a sentence in a volume, and tell you it is wrong. The title of Ultra-Crepidarian critics has been given to a variety of this species.” ~ William Hazlitt
  25. “To understand oneself requires patience, tolerant awareness; the self is a book of many volumes which you cannot read in a day, but when once you begin to read, you must read every word, every sentence, every paragraph for in them are the intimations of the whole. The beginning of it is the ending of it. If you know how to read, supreme wisdom is to be found.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  26. “You have not really learned a commandment until you have obeyed it. The Church suffers today from Christians who know volumes more than they practice.” ~ Vance Havner

  27. “The latest gorgeous entry in the Belknap Press’ growing library of annotated Jane Austen novels arrives, this time the mighty Emma under the exactingly careful guidance of Bharat Tandon of the University of East Anglia. Belknap has once again done its end of the job superbly: the book is a physical treat-luxuriantly over-sized, heavy with quality paper and solid binding, decked out in a beautiful cover and dozens of well-chosen illustrations throughout. This is one of the prettiest Jane Austen volumes available in bookstoresthis season.” ~ Steve Donoghue
  28. “A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.” ~ Roberto Burle Marx
  29. “Jeff Selingo is one of the most respected observers of American higher education…Not all will agree with his observations, conclusions, predictions and recommendations, but all will gain from this thoughtful, well-written, provocative volume. I highly recommend it.” ~ David J. Skorton
  30. “Creating a character is about what they look like. The look speaks volume to the audience.” ~ Ashley Madekwe

  31. “I suppose as long as novels last, and authors aim at interesting their public, there must always be in the story a virtuous and gallant hero; a wicked monster, his opposite; and a pretty girl, who finds a champion. Bravery and virtue conquer beauty; and vice, after seeming to triumph through a certain number of pages, is sure to be discomfited in the last volume, when justice overtakes him, and honest folks come by their own.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  32. “Golden volumes! richest treasures,
    Objects of delicious pleasures!
    You my eyes rejoicing please,
    You my hand in rapture seize!
    Brilliant wits and musing sages,
    Lights who beam’d through many ages!
    Left to your conscious leaves their story,
    And dared to trust you with their glory;
    And now their hope of fame achiev’d,
    Dear volumes! you have not deceived!” ~ Isaac D’Israeli
  33. “Much depends upon when and where you read a book. In the five or six impatient minutes before the dinner is quite ready, who would think of taking up the Faerie Queen for a stopgap, or a volume of Bishop Andrews’s Sermons?” ~ Charles Lamb
  34. “There are two angels that attend unseen
    Each one of us, and in great books record
    Our good and evil deeds. He who writes down
    The good ones, after every action closes
    His volume, and ascends with it to God.
    The other keeps his dreadful day-book open
    Till sunset, that we may repent; which doing,
    The record of the action fades away,
    And leaves a line of white across the page.
    Now if my act be good, as I believe it,
    It cannot be recalled. It is already
    Sealed up in heaven, as a good deed accomplished.
    The rest is yours.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  35. “And let a scholar all earth’s volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.” ~ George Chapman

  36. “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
  37. “If a secret history of books could be written, and the author’s private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  38. “Even after they had stopped modeling for Playboy and had settled down with other men to raise families of their own, Hugh Hefner still considered them his women, and in the bound volumes of his magazine he would always possess them.” ~ Gay Talese
  39. “Alaska is just such an incredibly beautiful place. Of any place that I have ever been to, it speaks such high volumes about God and creation.” ~ Alan Robertson

  40. “Stand alone books are nice because they have everything all in one tidy little package. Neverwhere was awesome because you get action, adventure, character development, the exploration of a strange world, PLUS resolution of all the problems and mysteries at the end. No lines no waiting. That’s very satisfying. Multi-volume stories are satisfying too, just in a different way.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss
  41. “Rachel Cusk’s books are like pop-up volumes for grown-ups, the prose springing out of the page to bop you neatly between the eyes with its insights.” ~ Julie Burchill
  42. “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
  43. “One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.” ~ William Ellery Channing

  44. “The greenhouse effect of carbon-dioxide emissions does produce gentle warming if it is not counteracted by unpredictable natural phenomena, but it cannot be measured directly against the volume of such emissions.” ~ Conrad Black
  45. “There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author’s permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that.” ~ Robert Benchley
  46. “…we are all a volume on the shelf of the… library, a story unto ourselves, never possibly described with one word or even very accurately with thousands.” ~ Deb Caletti
  47. “Kafka: cries of helplessness in twenty powerful volumes.” ~ Mason Cooley

  48. “I recall that I had a terrible struggle finding anything antireligious in the school libraries.But many years later my family moved into a house where a woman had left a box of books containing 20 volumes on the history of the Inquisition. I found out there was a word for people like me: “heretic.” I was kind of delighted to find I had an identity.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  49. “These days, my main guitar amps have been Magnatone. They’re beautiful. Magnatones have actual tremolo, which I recently learned about guitar amps. Often what guitar amps call vibrato is really just a volume Up and Down. But Magnatone has a true vibrato, which is pitch bending. And so, it’s just a lush sound.” ~ Ani DiFranco
  50. “I can often tell when drawings are done from photographs, because you can tell what they miss out, what the camera misses out: usually weight and volume – there’s a flatness to them.” ~ David Hockney
  51. “The velocity and volume on the Web are so great that nothing is forgotten and nothing is remembered.” ~ Leon Wieseltier

  52. “In the last volume of In Search of Lost Time, Proust compares himself to Scheherazade: he says he has finally understood the nature of the book he has to write, just at the moment when his advancing years and declining health have made him doubt that he’s going to live long enough to write it. So he has to write against death like Scheherazade.” ~ Elif Batuman
  53. “It’s a battle between record company, between producer and between mastering engineer. Because the louder you make your record in a digital process, the more dynamics are squished out of it. Nobody knows exactly what happens, but the dynamics in the performance disappear, and everything is at the same volume.” ~ Geddy Lee
  54. “A poet could write volumes about diners, because they’re so beautiful. They’re brightly lit, with chrome and booths and Naugahyde and great waitresses. Now, it might not be so great in the health department, but I think diner food is really worth experiencing periodically.” ~ David Lynch
  55. “I don’t think information overload is a function of the volume of information. It’s a derivative of the volume of information plus the sense-making tools you have.” ~ Paul Saffo

  56. “I think it was Samuel Johnson who said, “There are two kinds of information in this world: that what you know and that what you know where to get.” The tools help the latter, and that’s what keeps us from going nuts. The sense of overload comes from the gap between that sudden jump in volume (of information) and the tools we have to make sense of it.” ~ Paul Saffo
  57. “Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. “[Bernard Leach] was an incredible draftsman, and at the end of breakfast time, for instance, he would push his plate back, and he’d pull an old scrap of paper out of his pocket and a little stub of a pencil, and he’d begin to make small drawings, about an inch and a half, two inches tall, of pots that he wanted to make. And they were beautiful drawings. I really wish I’d stolen some of those scraps of paper, because those drawings were exquisite explorations of his ideas of form and volume in a ceramic piece.” ~ Warren MacKenzie
  59. “The only technical things I know are treble, volume and reverb, that’s all.” ~ Johnny Thunders

  60. “In the Marquette Lecture volume, I focus on the question in the title. I emphasize the social and political costs of being a Christian in the earliest centuries, and contend that many attempts to answer the question are banal. I don’t attempt a full answer myself, but urge that scholars should take the question more seriously.” ~ Larry Hurtado
  61. “I think that being read to every night is the reason why I was plowing through volume after volume of ‘Nancy Drew’ books all by myself by the time I reached the first grade. I loved stories. I loved the escape. I had a vivid imagination.” ~ Rachel Nichols
  62. “I’m fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves, because their responses are often counter to what they’re actually feeling. Like when they’re frightened, they tend to freeze. When they’re angry, it doesn’t always come out as volume. There are wonderful contradictions in the way that people express their emotions.” ~ Edward Norton
  63. “Volume depends precisely on the writer’s having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.” ~ Susan Sontag

  64. “The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They’re very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.” ~ Robert Morgan
  65. “When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Volume is the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound.

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