People like pictures! We’re all children and it’s easier to grasp a picture, an illustration or a story than mere theories and facts and lectures, etc.
Picture, n. A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three.
Pictures help you to form the mental mold.
Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay you a farthing.
A picture is something which requires as much knavery, trickery, and deceit as the perpetration of a crime. Paint falsely, and then add the accent of nature.
A small child once said to me: ‘You don’t draw Bugs Bunny, you draw pictures of Bugs Bunny.’ That’s a very profound observation because it means that he thinks the characters are alive, which, as far as I am concerned, is true.
Don’t ask me what I want to express with my pictures, ask yourself, what they mean to you!
Let’s stop those damned pictures. I don’t care so much what the papers write about me – my constituents can’t read, but damn it, they can see pictures. (on Nast’s political cartoons)
The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)