33 Quotes About a Picture Worth a Thousand Words


There is so much that can be perceived from a picture. These quotes about a picture being worth a thousand words reminds us of the various perspectives that can be derived from a single image.

“A good metaphor is worth a thousand pictures.”

“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”

“A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.”

“A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”

“A picture is worth 10K words – but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words. A satellite image is worth a million dollars.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.”

“A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you’re an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you’re probably under a restraining order.”

“A technically perfect photograph can be the world’s most boring picture.”

“Any problem can be made clearer with a picture, and any picture can be created using the same set of tools and rules.”

“Come, I tell you. You have chattered enough about corruption. Now you shall look on it face to face!”

“Ever since I was young I enjoyed solving puzzles and having the pleasure to see the bigger picture afterwards. But even after all that, ?I found that life could be the most challenging puzzle we have to face.”

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”

“Grown-ups and children are not readily encouraged to unearth the power of words. Adults are repeatedly assured a picture is worth a thousand of them, while the playground response to almost any verbal taunt is ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t beg so much as command to differ.”

“He was like one of those pictures full of small errors, the kind you could only pick out by searching the image from every angle, and even then, a few always slipped by. ”

“I love you beyond paint, beyond melodies, beyond words. And I hope you will always feel that, even when I’m not around to tell you so.”

“I picture you four girls back when you were small. I hardly knew where you ended and the other ones started.”

“I see your picture and in that picture I didn’t see you.”

“I take a picture, but it’s not about who is in the picture or the background of it. It’s about the memories and meanings it holds.”

“If you refuse to develop in the dark, you create a distorted picture of your life.”

“In politics, a picture is worth a thousand words.”

“One picture is worth 1,000 denials.”

“Photoghraphic projects can be as short as an afternoon or as long as a lifetime.”

“She can paint a lovely picture, but this story has a twist. her paintbrush is a razor, and her canvas is her wrist.”

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”

“The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it.”

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the nonprofit world, the right picture is worth tens of thousands of dollars. I use PhotoPad to sync our Samasource Flickr account to my iPad and slip it out of my purse at cocktail parties to tell our story.”

“What’s great is that each medium has a unique set of things that it does and does well. Film is a visual medium, and obviously, you can’t fit a whole book into two hours unless you’re really economical about it. Obviously, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and on some level, it’s sort of true.”

“When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice.”

“When you’re at a loss for words. Draw a picture.”

“With the selfies, a photographer has finally found his place in a photograph.”

“Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks.”

Pictures offer a great way to story tell and let your imagination run wild as you try to place yourself in the scene.

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