What does

That speaks volumes to me

mean? Could you elaborate it in terms of feelings please?

For example in a context:

This quote speaks volumes to me

My guesses are the following but I am not sure how close I am.

It makes a sense for me. I think in the same way.

It is already true for me ( and my life).

It is wise and I will apply it to my life.


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A situation as given in words or descriptions is said to speak volumes for or to somebody.

"The plight of the poor in urban slums speaks volumes to me." "The fact he doesn't help his family speaks volumes to me."

Not a quote. Some situation speaks volumes to me.

It means: is meaningful to me in an important manner.

  • Thank you. I know what you try to explain to me here. However, people can use this phrase for situations such as " verbal suggestions or advice". My questions is especially for these situations.
    – Mrt
    Aug 24, 2018 at 22:12
  • "This quote speaks volumes to me" means: what is contained in the quote is meaningful for me. Usually, that would refer to some kind of truth about life.
    – Lambie
    Aug 24, 2018 at 22:13

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