Top 440 Visual Quotes

In this post, you will find great Visual Quotes from famous people, such as Martin Villeneuve, Kerry Washington, Christopher Wylie, Gaspar Noe, Maggie Rogers. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

'Mars et Avril' is a science fiction film. It's set in

Mars et Avril’ is a science fiction film. It’s set in Montreal some 50 years in the future. No one had done that kind of movie in Quebec before because it’s expensive, it’s set in the future, and it’s got tons of visual effects, and it’s shot on green screen.
Martin Villeneuve
If I were somebody who spent the majority of my time saying things that were harsh and difficult to hear, I would want my visual aesthetic to be something soft and feminine, warm and easy to be around.
I’ve always been really interested in fashion, culture and visual arts in general: when I was growing up my parents half-expected me to go to art school, but I ended up working in Parliament, and then working in tech and data.
I’ve always been respectful to all the people who do visual effects and special effects, because making movies is also making magic.
I’ve always been a very visual creator. I make mood boards or sit with coloured pencils and scribble and try and figure out what I’m trying to work through musically.
I’m never going to be one of those people who is good at organization. But I’m very visual. I have a catalog in my head of things I already own, so it’s easy to shop and I always know exactly what I’m looking for.
A picture book is a small door to the enormous world of the visual arts, and they’re often the first art a young person sees.
Tomie dePaola
Music, dance, literature and the visual arts open up a rich and intensely rewarding world. It is a world that should not be the preserve of the few.
Writers divide fairly cleanly into those who only work through what they hear and those who are more visual. I am the latter, where I lie down on my office floor and play scenes through my head to – cinematically, several times with different elements – to see what works. I can’t write a scene until I can see it.
We all accept the visual shorthand used throughout comics: if something’s farther away, it’ll be drawn with a thinner, simpler line, eventually leaving out most visual information and becoming a gesture, a skeletal representation of a thing.
Nate Powell
Music reigns supreme. It does not need a visual prop. While listening to a number, do you enjoy the tune, or do you enjoy it because you imagine someone singing it? In fact, quite a few hits of mine are from films that no one has heard about. The songs still rule, though.
Madonna is her own Hollywood studio – a popelike mogul and divine superstar in one. She has a laserlike instinct for publicity, aided by her visual genius for still photography (which none of her legion of imitators has). Unfortunately, her public life has dissolved into a series of staged photo ops.
My visual medium is my videos, and I’ve got to feel as though I can put my truth in that.
As a visual person, I love a creative resume. Putting in a little effort on the design side will show that you care about making things look good.
I love visual gags and gimmicks; I love them.
I’m a visual person, and I love visual extremes and aesthetic discipline.
It’s almost as if creativity is dead. The visual power of advertising was everywhere – now it’s basically gone.
I’m not sure what to callLego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.’ Nonfiction? Movie/toy fiction? But it is any Lego/’Star Wars’ kid‘s dream. Call it spectacular.
Flashbacks rarely involve language. Mine certainly didn’t. They were visual, motor, and sensory, and they took place in a relentless, horrifying present.
I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
There are a lot of artists in Gowanus, and certain things come into your visual vocabulary from living there – the scale of the subway and the canal, sometimes it almost looks like a de Chirico painting, with the intense angles of the shadows and everything.
Dana Schutz
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between musical notes and visual expressions.
Barbara Januszkiewicz
Honestly, I’ve been reading a lot of books on visual art. I’ve been reading a lot of books by Olivia Lang, I’ve been listening to a lot of folk and singer-songwriter music, but also a lot of electronic and really hard techno. I’m just trying to create something that pulls from everywhere and that hopefully feels unique.
I go to a very visual place when I’m singing. It’s very cinematic and I get this feeling of space. I love when music does that.
As a young actor, I would be invited to the CBC radio drama department to do voices for different characters, and I found that I could do quite a few of them. I wasn’t a visual presence, and I found it easier to construct a voice from the written page.
Peter Cullen
Cinema is a visual medium one has to communicate through visuals, and therefore, dialogues should be less.
I’ve always thought of the book as a visual art form, and it should represent a single artistic idea, which it does if you write your own material.
As far as putting stuff on social media, I think Instagram is really cool because I like the visual aspect. You’re taking pictures, and you can put a filter on them, and it’s super creative.
Radiohead showed a real affinity to being bold with visual imagery, so it came as no surprise when Jonny Greenwood did ‘There Will Be Blood.’
I have a preference for writing that deals with domestic issues; even in visual art, I like work that focuses on very small aspects of human life. I like movies that have a very narrow focus. I can see how it might be viewed as limiting, but I don’t experience it that way.
Carol Windley
We actually make all of our own music videos. Often we

We actually make all of our own music videos. Often we come up with the visual concepts at the same time as writing the music.
I think there are some things I am unable to fully express with my visual work, and the music is what fills that void. At the same time, I don’t think you can fully appreciate the music without the anchor of the visual work.
It’s the most unrealistic thing you can do to shoot a close-up, and it’s the most unrealistic place you can be as a performer. And yet actors grouse about having to do visual effect shots, but they love doing close-ups.
If we do another ‘Deadpool,’ we’d love to have more money for visual effects. But I don’t think anybody does good with an excess of time or money.
Tim Miller
Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence.
While films are a very visual and emotional artistic medium, video games take it one step further into the realm of a unique personal experience.
For me in my twenties, working in Hollywood was confusing in that the differences between what was fiction and what was nonfiction seemed to blur in my mind. Everything became a visual memory for me. I carried my Leica camera, giving opportunity to take pictures from my view.
The visual aspect of a dish is so important; the shapes and colors and overall design have to strike the right mood and convey the right idea.
I wanted to write something visual that I could read to the children. This was when I created the idea of Redwall Abbey in my imagination. As I wrote, the idea grew, and the manuscript along with it.
Brian Jacques
During a color consultation, I like to reference food as a visual. Hot fudge and orange marmalade paint a clearer picture and helps prevent end results that leave you feeling unsatisfied.
I guess standup is really painting pictures with words – especially for me, as I describe quite fantastical, visual things. My art teacher, Dexter Dalwood, always seemed to think they were linked. We bonded over our love of Vic Reeves.
I am in a visual medium and should be able to compete with every good-looking actress.
But audio is a component of video, so there’s always been that anyway, and although we’ve never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don’t find it that remote, you know what I mean? It’s a departure of sorts, but it’s like a first cousin.
You know, things that might work in a book just do not work in the visual medium of movies.
Wes Ball
What underlies great science is what underlies great art, whether it is visual or written, and that is the ability to distinguish patterns out of chaos.
For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.
Bridget Riley
The final battle of ‘Eclipse‘ kind of blows the socks off everything we’ve seen earlier in the series, because you finally have wolves interacting with humans and vampires in a way that’s really sophisticated visual effects that we’re doing in it.
Wyck Godfrey
Semiotics is a general theory of all existing languages… all forms of communication – visual, tactile, and so on… There is general semiotics, which is a philosophical approach to this field, and then there are many specific semiotics.
I just dreamed about living in Paris and being French. I always loved the visual arts, film and theatre, and I hoped to be involved in creating beautiful products and images.
Maureen Chiquet
My mother is an artist, and I have a strong visual sense. I almost always choose the cover art for my books. I’ve learned that the more I collaborate, like by having someone do a soundtrack to one of my books, the more I see my own work differently.
Music doesn’t have to sit within the confines of pop structure, you can really make stuff that’s more visual.
Despite their lack of visual impact, headline sex-appeal, and their ‘out of sight, out of mind’ nature, we should all care about aquatic dead zones because we are all connected to their causes and we all feel their impacts.
I’m a very visual thinker, so the characters are running through my head, doing what they’re doing when I’m writing them. And there’ll be moments where I’ll just kind of throw a look off to the side as if I’m talking to one of the characters. It’s always been something that I’ve had with me since I was a little kid.
I really believe that the movie will never be as good as the book, both because the book goes on longer – a movie is basically an abridgment of a book – and because books are internal. But they are incredibly powerful. The visual format is, you know, amazing.
Well, within my business, visual art, the intake is 75 per cent female and yet you look at who has showed their work and I think there still is a dominance of males.
The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable.
Dorothea Lange
I wanted to see how funny I could be without making the choice that every 10 minutes something big and visual had to happen.
I feel like visual art, the culinary arts, the theatrical arts – the medium changes, the tools that you use to tell whatever the story changes, but you’re still all telling stories.
We are using both visual biomarkers, MRI and a panel of blood and tissue testing including work on telomere length with Spectracell and Life Length and epigenetic testing.
I’m a visual person, a conceptual person.
Well, I have to have some type of visual in my head to

Well, I have to have some type of visual in my head to finish a song. I can’t finish a song if I can’t see anything.
Baz Luhrmann is a very visual director. He needs to see things as they would unfold in his world.
After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.
Harry Seidler
What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical.
Music has always been a visual thing to me, so writing and drawing the ‘Skin&Earth’ comics, which tie cohesively with the music, was an obvious move for me as an artist.
I was a visual artist primarily and a writer, even from a very young age.
Also the pictures themselves give a visual to the audience tuning in, that makes them a very important part of law enforcement, or pulling families together.
I’m very fortunate in that my parents are artists. My mom is a brilliant poet… She still is a great visual artist. My dad is a jazz drummer… I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve had parents who supported and encouraged me and haven‘t really questioned what I’m doing or asked me to question it.
The multiculturalism of Britain is one of our greatest strengths in music, literature, and visual art, but the TV and film industry doesn’t tap into the multicultural talent pool in the U.K. as much as they do in the U.S.
You or I never buy an Intel product explicitly, and yet their sonic logo is far better known and more powerful than its visual equivalent. It’s probably worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
We’ve carried that over into the visual development as well. We’ve designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire.
Sam Wood
So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them.
I love the visual aspect of the theater. But I like what people have to say, too.
I’ve often been asked why my shot-taking is not stylish, why I don’t think about visual statements. The truth is, style is irrelevant. I never think of the shot as much as I think of the characters and what they are saying and doing.
I love writing picture books and story books because of the exciting, visual life that artists and illustrators give to them. And most of all, I love writing novels because of the inner, emotional journeys that they take me on. Hopefully, the reader comes with me!
Berlie Doherty
If you can have a great story that people can follow the mystery and get the suspense, and then you have those moments of tension and a splash of visual fun, then you kind of get everything. You get your money’s worth.
I found that it wasn’t so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they’re kindred spirits.
J. Carter Brown
As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
John Langdon
Communication is the key, and it’s one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.
With ‘Anna Karenina,’ I just think it’s a stunning visual tour de force for a director who is at the top of his game.
Nonviolent, visual protests have a long history of forming images that can quickly go viral and set a powerful tone for a moment.
Music can be just one-sided if you hear it, but if you see it with a visual and an image, it opens up a whole new world. I feel like it’s all connected.
Music has always been a part of me and art in general. I love visual art as well.
Marketa Irglova
I like looking at the characters. Seeing them always brings up some voice or attitude. I am much more visual, and that works so much better than having someone tell me what the character is all about.
Frank Welker
I someday hope to find the time and coin to invest more of my creative energy towards the visual media side of releasing music.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
My behavioural problems are non-existent because all my freakiness, I guess, is manifested in a visual way. And I never have come unravelled.
It’s much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I’m interested in visual vocabulary, like Warhol was interested in that vocabulary of advertisements and television and pop culture.
Damian Loeb
When I make music, it’s a very visual thing. Conjures up a lot of images.
I don’t think that my work is very moralistic – at least, I try to avoid that. I grew up with that sermonising tendency, and I don’t think visual work operates like that.
I've been dancing since I was five. To me, dance is a v

I’ve been dancing since I was five. To me, dance is a visual representation of being free and empowered.
You don’t go see Primus to see what kind of new clothing I’m wearing or what my new hairdo is. You come to see Primus for the musical experience and the visual experience. I think, anyways. Maybe I’m wrong!
I was at art school that had quite a celebrated film course as well. I tried for that film course when I was 18, but they said I was too young. I tried this audio and visual design course instead. Two years later, I reapplied for that higher course, but they said I was still too young and to try in five years.
With regards to music, I don’t want to pigeonhole myself and say I am a musician or a visual artist, because I feel like it’s all-encompassing, and I feel like every bit of my art is related to the other.
A visual image is a simple thing, a picture that enters the eyes.
If you imagine yourself as a craftsman at ILM, you spend your days tumbling buses and animating shards of glass. You’re doing a lot of visual effects work.
The black community has always complained about abuse from cops. It’s nothing new. But now, more people are seeing visual examples of what they’ve been complaining about. That’s one thing that has changed over time.
Why take notes? The obvious reason is to remember. Visual note-taking translates what we hear into pictures that give context, color, and meaning. By adding symbols, visual metaphors, likenesses of people, and room layouts, we add several dimensions.
Tom Wujec
I try to write cinematically. Let me define what I mean by that. First of all, I try to write in a visual way so that the reader can watch a movie in their head. And it keeps moving. I try to structure the stories like a screenplay may be structured.
After I script the movie, I have to storyboard it out, I have to budget it, and I have to understand if I can afford all those visual effects or not.
David Twohy
I learned first of all not to be intimidated by any visual effects that I don’t understand. It can all be learned. You can then use them as tools to tell your story. I also learned that you have to be really vigilant, the more complex the movie, to not lose yourself and to not lose sight of the priority.
Shawn Levy
One does not contemplate it like a picture. The idea of contemplation disappears completely. Simply take note that it’s a bottle rack, or that it’s a bottle rack that has changed its destination… It’s not the visual question of the readymade that counts; it’s the fact that it exists, even.
I think that our civilisation is very much a visual civilisation – television and videos and all this.
The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it’s the music that I want to hear- that’s my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
Ikue Mori
Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era, and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever.
I paint. I love the visual arts.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Music is more than words. It’s a visual experience, too, and people really feel my music because of the way I move and put on a show.
I love storytelling, I love being a visual person, and it just made perfect sense to be an underwater photographer and explore the ocean and work with scientists.
I live in words. I like looking at things, but I don’t have a strong visual imagination.
Some of our best writers are self taught. Screenwriting is a combo of craft and art. The craft part can be taught, about how to be visual and economical with scenes. However, finally it’s the individuality of the writer that will come into play.
Great visual effects serve story and character and in doing so, are, by their very definition, invisible.
I don’t like seeing myself on television and I don’t enjoy filming. What I actually enjoy is thinking about how I am going to express something or how we are going to make the visual metaphor.
‘Sanam Re’ is an amalgamation of an emotional love story and a visual treat.
Radio is such a perfect medium for the transmission of poetry, primarily because there just is the voice, there’s no visual distraction.
There are a lot of directors out there who are very specific, visual craftsmen, and while I have the utmost respect for that, they don’t really communicate with the actors.
Billions of photos are shot every year, and about the toughest thing a photographer can do is invent an original, deeply personal, instantly recognizable visual style. In the early nineties, Wolfgang Tillmans did just that, transforming himself into a new kind of artist-photographer of modern life.
The visual of Deadpool was very informed by Spider-Man.
My father is a visual artist, so I was influenced by him, and my mother is an English teacher who forced me to read a lot of books and poetry and get involved in theatre. I developed a varied taste for different arts.
In virtual reality, we’re placing the viewer inside a moment or a story… made possible by sound and visual technology that’s actually tricking the brain into believing it’s somewhere else.
Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events… and nothing is like the fights to me. I’m excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job.
I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on.
John Eaton
I don't really trust musical artists that don't also do

I don’t really trust musical artists that don’t also do visual art.
Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer’s head. In fiction, you just hope you’re precise enough to convey the intended effect.
Hearing about a visual artist’s approach can change the way you think about songwriting.
Not only is writing more important than ever, but visual literacy is vital. We don’t teach enough design, art, visual things. We have to recognize what we’re seeing. It matters if you send someone a cluttered design. It matters more than ever.
Marissa Moss
I am a visual person, given that I am deaf.
I’m a visual thinker, thrill seeker, and I’m easily distracted. I see everything I’m writing, and I think it naturally affects the pace of things.
Patrick Carman
Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.
As a visual storyteller, a lot is learning what to include so you’re not being redundant between images and text.
Nate Powell
I think each film I do has less and less dialogue. It really helps a lot for foreign sales, because when I go to Europe, there’s very little problem with communication. All the gags are visual. The music they can understand, and it helps communicate a lot better.
If the reader doesn’t care or relate to the characters, all that visual spectacle is pretty but feels empty.
I’ve always been involved in the visual aspect of my work, and moreover, it’s very important in days where technology allows us to push the boundaries even more than when I started out.
Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
The visual architecture of ‘Biutiful’ is the most sophisticated of all the films I have directed.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Julia Morgan
So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it’s one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about, that are so graphic and visual.
The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years.
I often find myself privately stewing about much British art, thinking that except for their tremendous gardens, that the English are not primarily visual artists, and are, in nearly unsurpassable ways, literary.
The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That’s the only reason. It doesn’t sell your music for you.
I write my novels longhand. I love the feeling of writing; I love to see pen on paper. It feels more creative than typing, and it’s a more visual process for me – I can picture the entire scene in my head and am merely writing what I see.
Cecelia Ahern
I do not have a history in set design. I have a history in art. I draw. But I learned set design when I couldn’t afford to have a team and I didn’t want to look like I was indie. I wanted to give fans the visual.
Virtual-reality researchers have long struggled to eliminate effects that distort the brain’s normal processing of visual information, and when these effects arise in equipment that augments or mediates the real world, they can be that much more disturbing.
Steve Mann
There’s a lot of two-hander dialogue in ‘True Detective,’ and I needed to place those guys in locations where there were other levels of visual storytelling. It didn’t necessarily have to move the plot forward, but it had to add tone or add to the overall feeling.
The way we tell our stories on stage is that we use spoken word to convey action, and in movies, we use visual images to convey action.
I write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I’ll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal.
Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.
I couldn’t do a record without knowing I’ll translate it into something visual.
Everything for me is visual. That’s just how my head works.
Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn’t.
Edward T. Hall
I haven’t had the opportunity to study visual art, but it was always my first love when it came to artistic expression. I started drawing and experimenting with visual art when I was 5.
I was always a visual person. I could see things visual

I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
Bruce Davison
It is a common fact that we see light flashes in a dark environment while living up here, and this experiment is essentially trying to detect how we humans detect these flashes – not sure if these are visual, if they are some type of radiation maybe sensed by some other part of the brain.
You can’t get the visual thing on the record as much as you’d like to. We produced this album, and we’d never done that before, except when we produced singles for ourselves.
For me, when I started writing, it was mostly poetry. And poetry is very visual. I feel the same way about the way that I approach direction. There might be a theme within the visuals that you’re choosing that people don’t consciously pick up on, but that they feel.
It’s thought that about 96% of us have visual imagery, and there’s a very tiny minority in the population, some of whom are normal, some of whom have brain lesions, who cannot produce visual imagery.
Writing is largely about time, while visual art is largely about space.
Women spend their lives trying to look good for men. So a woman who feels she’s sending the right visual signals is pleased with herself.
Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick, the visual hook that will lock the consumer into product for that crucial second where the tiny – or not so tiny – leap of the imagination is made.
I love the visual medium of film and TV. I love the science of it, working with the sound and the lighting and every aspect.
My exposure to visual art all my life was intensive.
Charles Gwathmey
When you’re too robotic and scripted, the students tune you out. So I always tried to use different learning modalities – kinesthetic, auditory, visual, whatever might bring learning to life.
Erin Gruwell
When I work, I’m thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it’s inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.
Adolph Gottlieb
I think stories can grow out of the visual. It can be an engine for literacy.
When ’36 Chowringhee Lane’ was released in 1981, I was a student of the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu. Everyone who had seen the film was very impressed with its flawless direction and acting. But we, cinematography students, were stunned by the visual style, which was truly international.
But in the old days, visual artists used to fall into two distinct categories: those of us who created images with cameras and those of us who applied stuff onto other stuff, with brushes or other tools.
Twelve‘ was a total indie drama character piece. It wasn’t that it was more about the performance, but it was just a very different thing where, with horror, there’s this whole added element of the visual and the technical and the choreography.
Kids cannot follow stories. They don’t know what the hell is going on in a cartoon. They like to see funny visual things happening.
The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind.
A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories… I don’t think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don’t.
Aaron Huey
Detroit 1-8-7′ – the numbers are police slang for murder – is filmed in that blue-collar Michigan city, providing a flavor of authenticity. Detroit offers a unique visual landscape that tells the story of the city and what it’s been through.
I consider myself more of a visual comedian than a physical one.
When I was a kid, it was thought I would do something in the visual arts because I was always drawing, but when we emigrated to Australia from Holland when I was seven, I learnt the English language, and I fell in love with it.
I tried the second season of ‘American Horror Story,’ and it scared me horribly. I guess I prefer my own imagination to a realized visual.
I’ve always been involved in the visual arts and music.
Words aren’t very good at describing complicated, strange visual things. You can try, and the reader will have some sort of image in their mind, but words aren’t good at that.
I think of colour sense as the visual equivalent of perfect pitch. Some people can just reach into a pile of swatches and say that looks nice with that.
Over the years, advertising had become very lazy, very visual. Visuals are important, yes, but as a part of the story.
I can’t do fiction unless I visualize what’s going on. When I began to write science fiction, one of the things I found lacking in it was visual specificity. It seemed there was a lot of lazy imagining, a lot of shorthand.
Google Glass is the wearable computer that responds to voice commands and displays information on a visual display.
In chess, there are some extremely beautiful things in the domain of movement, but not in the visual domain. It’s the imagining of the movement or of the gesture that makes the beauty in this case.
I am always telling students that a story is not just words. You can tell a story with dance or paint or music. Kids and adults are visual learners, auditory learners. There are those of us who need to touch it. Storytelling encompasses so much more than words on paper.
Deborah Wiles
The small visual inconvenience of e-books is made up fo

The small visual inconvenience of e-books is made up for with find and search functions, and the fungibility of digital text.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture’s primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They’re immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious.
Like the skyscraper, the automobile, and the motion-picture palace, neon signs once symbolized popular hopes for a new era of technological achievement and commercial abundance. From the 1920s to the 1950s, neon-lit streets pulsed with visual excitement from Vancouver to Miami.
Schiaparelli was almost like a pop artist. Even the first sweater had a naive visual impact. You immediately get it, and you love it or you hate it. There’s nothing in between. But she had a proper upbringing, so she also understood about quality and luxury.
Marco Zanini
I am a film director, and I work with a visual language, with a visual medium. And I try to make virtue of the use of this visual medium. And I try to make sure what I do speaks the language of cinema.
To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television.
Chris Burke
Still, I tune out the visual input when it is too distracting, mainly in conversations.
Mike May
What I do is I get the sheet music and I put it out for myself and then I use a visual tuner to go through each note individually. And every time I make a mistake, I start the song over again, so I use the muscle memory of intervals and then watching that tuner, and then a lot of repetition.
In a film we have limited time and space to say what we have to, hence the visual language and brevity needs to be paramount. In a novel, however, we can dissect each thought and emotion and build on it.
My parents made me take piano lessons from 1st grade to when I graduated from high school, and music never came to me as naturally as my other more visual artistic talents.
When I was really young, I was convinced I wanted to be a visual artist. I would paint and draw and make crafts.
I’m a Mac user. I think it depends on how you were brought up, and I was introduced to Apple quite early. They’re certainly the best for visual stuff and film-directing.
I’ve always had a kind of visual eye, and it was a pleasant exercise for that.
Adrian Edmondson
I’d probably play games obsessively if I didn’t write, although I admit I don’t read novels partly because I don’t enjoy it, not just because it’s the wrong side of the creator-consumer barrier for me. I’m a visual writer. I think in moving 3D images and write down what I observe.
When you’re on camera, even though you try to lose yourself in the character, you are aware that there is a camera there capturing every moment of it visually. With doing a voiceover job, you are worried about the sound of it, and you have to make all those visual colors come out with your sound.
It’s a tremendous asset if you have a visual eye because you can make huge visual statements in a very theatrical way and play to the strength of theatre. But the high end of directing is working with actors and making the acting the best it can be.
We think of Pinterest as a visual bookmarking tool for saving and discovering creative ideas, and that discovery part is a really a core part of what we work on every day.
I use the aid of technology while running through songs. Visual tuners and feeling the vibrations through the floor to keep time.
Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning.
Boys, young men, men of all ages are being captivated by the new visual grammar which pushes men to pout and posture.
There is a great deal of freshness and charm in ‘400 Blows.’ There is also a great deal of visual poetry in the way in which Truffaut’s camera looks at his beloved city.
While you’re testing out armatures of puppets, you’re also trying to find the proper visual vocabulary for the character and to come up with a guidebook of sorts for how a character will move and act.
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
You can sustain visual beauty and innovative visual ideas for a certain length of time, but in a two-hour experience, which is really what movies are, usually audiences – whether they know it or not – most want an emotional connection to character.
I’m a situationist when it comes to anything creative, and that stands with the visual part of anything I do as well. I deal with the concrete things I have in front of me, and I think that’s a wise way to be.
Two things I’m obsessed with are the countryside and fields and being in the open space and body parts, so you’ll hear me mentioning body parts and human anatomy. I’ve listened to my songs and I think I am quite visual and I talk about bones and flesh a lot.
In my art, I deconstruct and then I reconstruct, so visual perception is one of my primary interests.
It’s important that period films aren’t seen as just a lovely visual exercise.
The impact of the Vietnam War on TV made everyone recognize the importance of visual media.
Jazz vision for me is seeing my art in musical term. It offers me an visual expressions in an ever-changing musical palette.
Barbara Januszkiewicz
The thrill of doing visual effects doesn’t exist.
Evan Goldberg
I think of myself as a translator. I just change the dr

I think of myself as a translator. I just change the dry, unfeeling language of data into a visual language that allows for feeling.
I would really love to collaborate with Gwen Stefani and M.I.A.; artists that kind of make sense with me vocally. And in terms of style, I’m a very visual artist. I really love Pharell. I love people that really care about drums, and I like beat-heavy.
I draw on a lot of cinematic influences like Ingmar Bergman and Wim Wenders, artists who let a story take its time. Comics are a visual medium, and visuals should be allowed to tell some of that story.
As you wake up to sort of Morocco coming to life, and you drive a two hour journey through the desert as the sun is rising over the sand dunes… I saw landscapes and visual stuff that I’ll never forget. It was special.
A lot of the work in, say, construction or restaurants involves visual and motor flexibility. It also requires adaptability, in terms of answering questions, giving people directions, or taking orders.
I think I managed to trick people a little bit into thinking I’m more arty by making creative, artistic, visual work and applying it to commercial music. Maybe. I don’t know.
If the Frieze Art Fair catches on, I imagine at least two great things happening. First, we will once again have a huge art fair in town that isn’t too annoying to go to. More importantly, Frieze may finally show New Yorkers that we can cross our own waters for visual culture. That would change everything.
I’ve always been a follower of silent movies. I see film as a visual medium with a musical accompaniment, and dialogue is a raft that goes on with it.
Smells are so powerful and evocative, sometimes stronger than visual cues.
Will Cotton
Marilyn Monroe and Vivienne Leigh are real icons of mine. In terms of visual culture, they are both so iconic. There weren’t any paparazzi shots of them falling out of taxis, so they will always look so incredible.
When I’m working on the scripts or working with the other actors or rehearsing with the director, and when the director is cutting the movie, and we’ve shot the scene, the director is not looking at the visual effects.
Every now and then, I like to take a break from the visual arts and play a few songs on guitar. I don’t play them for anyone.
Marcel Dzama
It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
Ferdinand Porsche
I read things and imagine them and then kind of start trying to kind of take what I imagine and make it visual for everybody else to see. It just happens to be my personal vision, and every person’s is going to be different, every book reader.
I think every film is made better by having smart music supervision that’s really in tune with the spirit of the visual content.
I even went to film school at School of Visual Arts in New York City. And then, after that, I got a day job at Universal publicity department, then moved over to Disney publicity department. So I had this day job, and at night I would study music.
If the seams are showing, there is something wrong with the performance or the construction of the piece. This idea is completely at odds with our modern visual experience, because everything today is based on montage.
I’d say, in some ways, I’m very Bengali. I have a love of the arts – dance, music, visual arts – which I think is a very Bengali trait. I also love food, which I know is very Bengali!
Music needs a visual element to make it tangible. So, naturally, there’s gonna be a synergy between high-level art direction and high-level albums.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to be, like, you know, a movie star, you know? Or, I always have interest in movie, you know? Because I like the visual aspect of the movies, et cetera.
Tommy Wiseau
I’m very interested in how visual artists think because I think the way that I think about music is similar. I’m very inspired by aesthetics and space.
Pottery was what sandal-wearing, windchime-lovers did. Art is sensitive to areas of visual culture that havent yet been colonised by the art world, and perhaps what they sensed back then was, here was an area that hadnt been fully explored.
It’s hard to brief in the Oval. You know, you can’t – no visual aids, hard to roll out something in front of somebody.
I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.
Franco Moschino
When we started EA in 1982, our goal was to make games as big a media as visual entertainment or movies. That was how big we dreamed at the time.
Let’s face facts, this is visual medium, there’s a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don’t make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.
I never had any preconceived ideas about acting, because I always thought I was going to be a visual artist.
I’ve been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too – what I should wear.
The movies are all about visual, and television is all about character and dialogue.
For 8,000 years, we've had lyric poetry; for 400 years

For 8,000 years, we’ve had lyric poetry; for 400 years we’ve had the novel: theatre hands its meaning down in text. Let’s find a medium whose total, sole responsibility is the world as seen as a form of visual intelligence. Surely, surely, surely the cinema should be that phenomenon.
I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven’t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically.
Brenda Laurel
With ‘Wagon Wheel,’ I loved the visual it painted, and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night.
I use Instagram the most. I like visual. I like pictures. I’ve tried to engage fans and let them see parts of my life that they don’t see on air. I’m trying to give behind-the-scenes access.
When you’re a kid, you learn whatever your parents think until you start taking in media. Because all your friends are your age as well, media is the third parent that you ever have. So I think about that a lot, what visual imagery is teaching us, and media in general having a huge impact.
Very few people view stop motion the way we do. We really try to use it – and animation generally – as a powerful visual medium by which you can tell virtually any kind of story in any genre.
Generation Alpha has very different expectations for the entire world. Everything that’s going to happen in their lives needs to be visual, on demand, adaptive, in demand, and we have to find a way to embed that into our toy experiences.
Margo Georgiadis
Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they’re more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven’t the least idea of where poetry is going.
I love visual art. I painted for many years when I was younger. I have studied modern/contemporary Indian art a bit and am very impressed with the talent in India.
If smart technology can transform 3-D from a crude novelty to a genuine visual enhancement, why shouldn’t a sophisticated odor synthesizer follow a similar path?
I find movies rely upon dialogue too much sometimes, and you lose the power of what really the most basic cinematic language is, which is the visual language.
It’s really hard for me to finish a song unless I have a strong visual in my head while I’m writing it.
I know that everyone who listens to radio creates you in a visual image that they need you to have. Whatever that is, I thought, let them have it. Let me be who the listener needs me to be and let me not contradict that with the reality of my photograph and risk disappointing them.
Terry Gross
You know, there’s so many great bands out there, visual bands, that we have to do something that makes us individual, and makes us stick out from everybody else, and something that is even bigger than just the music.
Film and theater are about misdirection and making the audience see something. I find it interesting. One of the things we do in ‘True Blood‘ is shoot all of our stunts in camera. Instead of doing some kind of visual effect, we try to make it happen.
I had no visual imagination as a child. I liked playing football. That was it.
You are either visual or you’re not.
I think visual seduction is really a lovely thing. To be able to look at something and feel you want to get closer and closer to it, and as you get closer to it, the more you drop your guard.
Writers need their totems, their altars. Mine, I feel, share the same randomness and utility of those belonging to painters I know, who are relentlessly visual and even poetic.
Because Bin Laden’s culture doesn’t permit the worship of images, they understand how powerful images are. We wouldn’t have thought of creating a visual bomb. In a way, he’s chopped down two iconic buildings, and used our very truth imagery, to express himself. It’s fascinating… I mean, dreadful.
I have a good memory for early life. My visual memory is good about childhood and adolescence, and less good in the last 10 years. I could probably tell you less what happened in the last 10 years. I remember what houses looked like, sometimes they just pop into my head.
I am not indulgent. I think constructing a scene elaborately – with art, costume, and visual drama – is not indulgence. Other people should do it, too.
It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric – without a practical or visual reality.
You cannot own a symphony or a novel in the way you can own a Damien Hirst. As a result there are far fewer fake symphonies or fake novels than there are fake works of visual art.
I was a painter before I was a writer, so I was always a visual artist. And my writing, to me, was always visual.
They will be given as gifts; books that are especially pretty or visual will be bought as hard copies; books that are collectible will continue to be collected; people with lots of bookshelves will keep stocking them; and anyone who likes to make notes in books will keep buying books with margins to fill.
We make such terrible mistakes with visual choices about beauty.
The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal on the planet. It’s a visual predator.
The way I sort of approach my work is that the historical and socioeconomic and cultural worlds that the music is exploring dictate the visual experience and the way that we approach it specifically on film.
I spent 10 or 15 years doing visual effects and, if I learned anything from that time, it’s that you do the best work when you let things go wrong and embrace the happy accidents. Then suddenly it feels fresh and you’re somewhere new.
Animals use a broad range of strategies to advertise themselves in the mating market. In some instances, visual cues highlight a morphological featurefor example, the peacock‘s tail.
Visual storytelling is at once immediate and subversive

Visual storytelling is at once immediate and subversive.
The visual elements of the videos, the makeup and the costumes… these things have nothing to do with justice and truth, but nonetheless, it really changes the experience of the video.
I started as a visual artist and I’ve always dealt with music in that same sort of way.
The late 20th century had just enough communication abilities to allow superstar-ness and communality to happen. It was a musical renaissance that rivals the visual one that happened in the 1400s.
When we think about a great movie, I mean, what do we think about? We think about story, we think about character. And when the visual effects aren’t perfect, we forgive it.
I always would dream of making music videos. Whenever I make music, I always have a visual in my mind. I always see things.
Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics. The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
Most of the creative industries have been deskilled by these really powerful ideologies of punk in music and Warhol in the visual arts. I think it would be great for us collectively to ask whether it’s had a negative or positive effect in contributing imaginative stuff to our culture.
I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You’ve got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
Spike Lee is one of my biggest influences. What I love about Spike, other than he’s just a fun guy to hang around, is that Spike is fearless. As much as people talk about him being politically outspoken, let’s not forget that he’s one of the best screenwriters, ever, in addition to being a visual master.
For ages I thought I’d wasted my career doing visual effects, I wanted to be a filmmaker. And then I’ve learnt at the end of it all that actually visual effects was probably the best training ground I could have had.
I was a screenwriting and studio art major in college, so even though I don’t have any training as a floral designer, I have a very particular visual aesthetic.
People have always wondered if I’m trying to push the envelope when it comes to my cinema – they keep questioning the visual graphics and the controversial content.
When I teach classes at the School of Visual Arts,, I’ll ask the students, ‘How many of you have been to a museum this year?’ Nobody raises their hand and I go into a tirade. If you want to do something sharp and innovative, you have to know what went on before.
But I think we’re also just talking about the literacy of the audience. The visual literacy of the audience. They’ve seen so many images now, especially here in the States. There’s so much to look at, to watch. So the visual storytelling literacy is harder to impress.
In my own research when I’m working with equations, I never feel like I really understand what I’m doing if I’m solely relying on the mathematics for my understanding. I need to have a visual picture in my mind. I’m constantly translating from the math to some intuitive mind’s-eye picture.
I have a good visual memory. I’m good with faces, but names – I get in trouble a lot; I can’t seem to remember people. People think I’m rude. As a side comment, you know, I’m not being rude: I just kind of blank out.
If I give a book as a gift, it is invariably a children’s book with beautiful artwork and a simple text. I adore the feel of them, the care taken in the artwork, and the high visual stimulation that sets off the simple but often powerful message the text conveys.
Kim Harrison
I’m a visual thinker. Research tells us that only 20 per cent of people think visually. So what about the other 80 per cent? Don’t they think in pictures? I mean if you imagine washing and preparing potatoes you visualise the process, right?
I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action.
Richard Thompson
I enjoy Instagram because it is a visual medium platform, with more photographs.
I was a rapper and a DJ, and if you wanted to be involved in hip-hop, you had to be involved in the sonic, the kinetic and the visual aspects. The visual was graffiti.
I think that’s one of the first things you’d say if you met me: that I am just nice and smiley. And that’s how I might appear when I’m not competing. But I’m totally different when it comes to sport. It’s just something that seems to be within me. It’s not external or visual. But it’s within me.
I’ve done a lot of dance sequences because I like them; I like to animate dancing because it’s fun and visual.
Sacred Games’ will take Indian visual content to another level.
I’m a relentless sketcher. It goes back to how you process the world around you – the whole left-brain, right-brain thing. Some people are data-driven. I’ve always been more visual.
I was very intimidated by the visual effects world. But I began to realize that you don’t have to know everything. You have to be able to talk about story.
It’s amazing to be able to work with people right at the top of whatever they do… inspiring photographers and stylists with very interesting visual language. The more I do it, the more I enjoy it.
I’m just insane. So what usually drives me is pure joy for something stupid. I’m also very visual. I’ll have an idea in my head that I really can’t shake.
Justin Roiland
Visual storytelling combines the narrative text of a story with creative elements to augment and enhance the traditional storytelling process. By design, it is a co-creative process resulting in an intimate, interpretive, expressive technique.
I find screenplays easy to write, my novels being very visual. You see what people look like. The physical action is described.
Doing representations of real people is not my strongpo

Doing representations of real people is not my strongpoint as a visual artist, and I know that.
Nate Powell
I don’t want to do transformations on people for the sake of a visual. I want to do it because it makes sense.
With the ‘Boosh,’ we were trying to do this strange, weird thing that had its own language and visual style, and it wasn’t really what the powers that be wanted.
Photographs don’t ‘reveal‘ much at all but instead help us generate a kind of visual vocabulary that we can use to make sense of the world and direct our attention to certain things around us. In other words, they help us learn how to see.
Theatre is a more difficult visual medium than films. You need to hold the attention span of the audience without goofing up and be able to express yourself as vividly as possible.
Film is much more visual, a scene is typically a lot shorter, you’re dealing with a lot more characters, a lot more locations, and you’re able to rely on things that you just can never do on the stage.
You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that’s what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.
I have a longstanding fascination with visual art. I do, in fact, draw as well, as I did in ‘The Summer without Men.’ I also write essays about visual art.
BASE jumping is skydiving from fixed objects, like buildings, antennae, bridges and earth – meaning mountains, cliffs. It’s for sure – for me – it’s the ultimate feeling of being in free fall, with all the visual references.
Ueli Gegenschatz
We are visual creatures. Visual things stay put, whereas sounds fade.
I would never suggest that the geography or visual environment of the film is more important than what’s going on with the people, but it’s a major factor in getting the right tone. Certainly, it influences the actors tremendously.
One of the things I’ve always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it – like, not to change.
Most of the theatre work that you see in India is very verbose and the visual is whatever you can create on stage.
Film is probably the medium best suited to reach the most people – the visual, the aural, the limbic, the intellectual: it captures all these parts of our mind and soul. No other art form comes close.
To be a carpenter or a builder or a home inspector, you have to have that kind of visual brain where you can sort of imagine something taken apart.
Nick Petrie
I trust the readers to build their own visual images. To me, that’s part of the wonder of reading.
The funny thing is musicians often love to go to see visual art because you’ve got all these pictures to turn into metaphors.
Dar Williams
We are visual creatures. When you doodle an image that captures the essence of an idea, you not only remember it, but you also help other people understand and act on it – which is generally the point of meetings in the first place.
Tom Wujec
The two sensibilities, the visual and the verbal, have always been linked for me – in fact, while reading a particularly evocative passage, I will imagine what the photograph I’d take of that scene would look like, even with burning and dodging notes. Maybe everyone does this.
I think that if someone told me I could have been a visual artist, I might have been a visual artist instead. And if I’d known I could have done art history, I would have done that. But I just didn’t know.
Robin Coste Lewis
There are a lot of visual marks that have to be hit, and lines that need to be said in a right way – so there wasn’t really any improvisation on the set when it came to the bulk of the script.
Art about art and backstory has taken over visual pleasure.
As I’m writing a song, I focus on the music and try not to let my mind wander too much, but if I do think of any visual moments or references that I think would connect nicely, I’ll make a note of it.
The world we live in is not purely visual. For me it’s totally poly-sensorial so the tactile, sensual aspect of living in the work that I do is brought to the fore.
Ross Lovegrove
I won’t usually just sit down to write. I’d have done it in my head already. I visualise a story just like a film strip running in my head. I guess that is also a reason why my books have such a visual element to them. And it’s what I tell young writers: plan your story ahead.
If you respond to pop music as an older person, then it’s your game. But this business has a tremendously visual focus.
I began as a boy with artistic talent… as a visual artist… I thought that was what I’d become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature.
Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.
Barbara Januszkiewicz
I’ve been obsessed with this kind of visual storytelling for quite a while, and I try to create material that allows me to explore it.
I’m a visual person.
Traditionally, the role of the bass player was just to keep things simple and solid, so it’s really a special thing when you can get a player that can actually bring in a lot of presence and also a visual presence, too.
I think it's an important part of the visual effects su

I think it’s an important part of the visual effects supervisor‘s job to get really deeply embedded in production and keep us all focused on trying to generate the best result. I’m not proprietary about, ‘I would rather do this effect than let physical effects do it.’ No, let’s do the smartest thing for the movie.
I have always been a very visual person and a keen observer.
Drawing and visual arts was kinda my first passion going all the way back to when I was a kid. I always felt like it was what I was supposed to do – but in reality I don’t know that I ever had the skill to make it a profession.
I ended up going to college for visual arts but moved up to New York after I graduated from college in 2006 and started going gung ho to the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I realized that that was what I was really interested in and what I really wanted to do.
I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic.
Jessica Hagedorn
I love to perform not only music, but to make performances extremely visual, and create almost a magical fantasy. It’s really an uplifting style of art that combines visuals and music in very dreamlike ways.
A game of chess is a visual and plastic thing, and if it isn’t geometric in the static sense of the word, it is mechanical, since it moves. It’s a drawing; it’s a mechanical reality.
I’m not a big fan of visual effects.
When I write a screenplay – and I think it’s one of the reasons why it was frustrating for me just to be a screenwriter – I’m not thinking of it in terms of words on a page; I’m thinking in terms of visual images – basically, a comic book. I’m thinking of it in a series of shots.
Especially in television, when you do visual effects, what you’re predominantly doing is trying to add value to TV shows that otherwise don’t have any.
I wanted to create this dialogue between music and visual art and vice versa. No matter what part of the spectrum they fill, whether it’s visual, music, or whatever, artists are interested in other art forms. Your brain is already kind of firing in that way.
I have sketched since a young age, so there’s always been an artistic side, a visual side to my personality.
I love to look good – I love to get glammed up – but it’s not the most important thing in my world, and I’m not afraid to not be perfect. I can see where there is a lot of pressure ’cause we live in a very visual world, but I try to go a bit deeper than that. Things are just more important!
So to me it’s very similar in terms of trying to distill within the image, those elements that are gonna form, hopefully, a compelling visual statement.
Disability is as visual as race. If a wheelchair user can’t play Beyonce, then Beyonce can’t play a wheelchair user.
If you write a good action sequence well in a novel, you’re already writing it for film, because the only way to do it well is to use some of the same tricks. They’re rhetorical, not visual, but it’s the same move.
I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn’t agree with Bly that it’s a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
I had done student films for the School Of Visual Arts and for NYU and all these schools in New York, so those were my first film experiences, but they were student films, so I guess they don’t really count.
And the camera position, the organization, looking for repeating forms, shapes, trying to set up a visual rhythm seemed to come very natural. All of a sudden I was in a forest of aluminum and steel rather than a forest that we might think of in a traditional sense.
Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
Frank Darabont
‘Instagram’ is a media company. I think we’re about visual media. I explain ourselves as a disruptive entertainment platform that enables communication through visual media. I don’t think it’s just photos.
I played the violin my whole life. I wanted to play from the time I was just a little kid, and I’ve always loved dance as well. I wanted to make people smile. I wanted to add an extra energy to my playing and make it visual and make it unique and fun.
I don’t have a style. I’ve never thought of myself as a stylist like the visual stylists I admire enormously – Adrian Lyne, Ridley Scott, Alan Parker – in which every shot has a great idea in them.
I think so. I can’t think of anything that requires more finesse than comedy, both from a verbal and visual point of view.
Stacy Keach
Drawing is not only a way to come up with pictures: drawing is a way to educate your eye to understand visual information, organizing it into a more hierarchical way, a more economical way. When you see something, if you draw often and frequently, you examine a room very differently.
I have always had a predominantly visual approach to my environment.
Konrad Zuse
Language, I think, has nothing to do with film-making. It is how you make your point and whether you exploit the visual medium maintaining a certain standard that does the trick.
A visual always brings a first impression. But if there’s going to be a first impression, I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?
I’ve always loved painting, although I never show anyone what I’ve done. Mainly because I don’t do it well. But it’s like a form of visual diary for me. A way of fixing things in my mind.
The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they’ll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually.
Paul Hirsch
I am a failed visual artist.
There's a sadness to the human condition that I think m

There’s a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn’t have if the music wasn’t there.
I’m a visual learner, so with hand-eye coordination, I was a natural.
Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
I don’t paint. I am a hobbyist photographer, so I relate to the visual arts that way, but I’m not a painter.
Annie Parisse
I’m a visual person.
I watch a couple of fights to get a visual image in my head. I don’t like doing a lot of research on my opponents; I leave that to my coaches.
I am a hobbyist photographer so I relate to the visual arts that way, but I’m not a painter.
Annie Parisse
There is research proving that deaf people have increased visual abilities.
At the age of 80, I’m becoming a visual artist. This could be my rebirth.
Harry Seidler
I think rock ‘n’ roll is very visual. All of the best bands, like The Stones, The Who and Small Faces, were very valid both musically and visually.
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
I would have been a visual artist. When I was in high school, that was one of the things… I had to make a decision what I was going to go to college for, and at the time, I also painted and sculpted. I got more attention for my performing, so I thought that was a better idea.
Josh Young
I think that maybe growing up and being dyslexic early on, the visual quality of cookbooks specifically was something very enticing to me.
In the same way that musicians inspire me, artists and photographers like David LaChapelle influence me with their visuals. A photographer like LaChapelle creates an entirely new and unique visual for their work, and that’s what I’d like to do with the Charli XCX world as well.
Sometimes when you get in this game, you think that you’re going to take off if you do a song with someone big. But that’s not the truth. Everything with you got to be good – the visual, the push, the production.
Drawing and visual pursuits were first. Music came and found me in a way. Really, what it’s about is creative problem solving, and music is a lot more an expression of that than painting is for me.
The Lowcountry traditionally is a logical place where the big ships stopped and brought new things in from the ocean, and the islands have a mystical tradition. It is such a visual place, too, with these iconic villages with the Spanish moss and the village and historical homes and the coast.
Right before ‘American Dreams,’ I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.
Tom Verica
There must be a little memory bank, a library or storage unit in my brain, that just tucks away memories of other people. I suck in as much of life as I can. I don’t do it deliberately – I’m just curious. Dangerously so. I collect visual and aural patterns, physical human patterns, from experience.
Debra Lawrance
When I was thinking of video ideas for this song, I wanted it to reflect the energy of the music and express the big eye roll that ‘Sit Here and Cry’ is. I had a very specific visual vision for it, and when I saw Sam Siske’s reel, I knew he was going to get it.
I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom.
I have a music-video background, and I feel like the responsibility of a music-video director is to do something that hasn’t been done before in a really cool visual way. So much innovation has come in filmmaking through music videos.
How the visual world appears is important to me. I’m always aware of the light. I’m always aware of what I would call the ‘deep composition.’ Photography in the field is a process of creation, of thought and technique. But ultimately, it’s an act of imaginatively seeing from within yourself.
I’ve worked in the film business for 45 years, and I want to keep on growing as a filmmaker. I want to see my visual life grow and be increasingly effective in this world.
I am primarily a writer of books, and I enjoy that. But I come to realize that a lot of people prefer a visual medium.
Lee Strobel
I’ve been doing visual stuff for as long as I’ve been making records; in fact, for longer.
I try to educate people about materialism through my work. I try to show them real visual luxury.
Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are.
I always see my songs in colors, and I’m often more inspired by movies and photographs than I am by other songs when I write my music. I’m also inspired by fashion, and I want my music to be a visual painting of what’s in my mind.
Julie Johnston is what I would call a loud central defender, as far as how she tackles and how she plays – you notice her. And you notice her in a positive way. She’s a destroyer. She interrupts plays and tackles the crap out of people. That’s a very visual thing.
I’ve always been so interested in both the visual beauty of mollusks and the tactile feel of them. As a kid, I collected them all the time.
I'd just sort of gravitated toward the arts, and I had

I’d just sort of gravitated toward the arts, and I had always loved music and really loved theater, even though I didn’t want to act. For some reason, being in Kansas, you can either be a graphic artist or a visual artist, so I decided, ‘I guess I’m going to be a painter.’
As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
Gavin Bryars
Everything I try to do wants to be able to push communication through the notion of the visual image.
Sometimes when I write lyrics there are images in them, usually on a quite simplistic level, like colors. But most often music comes first and then later I sit down with visual people and we chat about what we want to do. I don’t look at myself as a visual artist. I make music.
Revisiting ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ and seeing it in the pristine visual clarity of digital restoration, are mood-altering if not quite mind-altering experiences, very much for the better.
I moved out to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a director, which thousands, if not tens and hundreds of thousands, of people do, every year. It’s a very competitive field, of course. I immediately got swept away into the visual side of things, starting with visual effects, and then designing.
Robert Stromberg
I know that I’ve played a lot of comedic roles. It’s a visual medium. When you get one role, you start to get cast in that role for awhile because that’s what people have seen you do, and have hopefully seen you do it successfully.
Fran Kranz
As soon as I went to painting school in New York, I took an experimental film course, and everything clicked and came together. I realized my love of music and drama and the visual arts all came together. This happened in 1989. Since then, it’s been a long road of educating myself in every possible way.
I understand the visual media very well, as I used to write comic books for Walt Disney, and I’ve written a graphic novel. How you carry a story in pictures is different than how you do it in text.
Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character – even its films, it’s argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
It’s pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
I wasn’t a big fan of social anthropology. And, luckily, that created room for me to work in visual arts because I sort of ignored my requirements. I think I was attracted to social anthropology because I liked to travel and was always interested in far-off places.
A visual image in the hand of an artist is merely a tool to trigger a mental image.
If you focus too much on development of the visual angle, it could be a detriment to what you’re doing musically.
With the violin, for example, one understands culturally that the sound comes from the instrument that can be seen. With electronic music, it is not the same at all. That’s why it seemed so important to me, from the beginning of my career, to invent a grammar, a visual vocabulary adapted to electronic music.
Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.
Arnold Newman
I understand the visual media very well, as I used to write comic books for Walt Disney, and I’ve written a graphic novel.
The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.
Jurgen Klinsmann
I don’t use film cameras. I don’t do visual effects the same way. We don’t use miniature models; it’s all CG now, creating worlds in CG. It’s a completely different toolset. But the rules of storytelling are the same.
But considering that I walked in expecting no complexity at all, let alone the visual wonderments, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ is a considerable experience.
When judging a product, we rarely have exhaustive scientific data to go by. As a result, if we are to form a complete picture, we must fill in the blanks, just as we must in our visual perception.
Quite honestly, if I were doing work related to a living being or historical being where there was visual or audio recordings available, I would find that extremely difficult because I don’t know how you would avoid the process of mimicry. And mimicry, to me at any rate, is a very dull prospect.
Having a visual element to your band is a good thing.
Billy Gibbons
I’m really visually stimulated more than anything. I don’t really listen to music. I’m more into watching telly or watching movies and visual art.
Nothing scales quite the way a sci-fi feature does, I mean, you can always add more visual effects; you can spend a lot of money on the visual fidelity alone.
We enjoy playing small shows, big shows, whatever. There’s the energy of the visual production, and all that stuff starts to happen, so when you see it come to life, it’s pretty exciting.
We live in a visual world now.
Diogo Morgado
The ghost story is a popular genre of mine and is particularly adaptable to the visual media.
I think there’s a connection with ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Blowup’ and other films where visual imagery is integral to the story. It allows you to play with images.
I think the filmmakers that I love are ones that cross genres and do different thinks, the way that David O. Russell can do something like ‘Flirting With Disaster‘ but then go do ‘Three Kings‘ which is like an incredibly visual film – that’s a huge reference point.
In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today’s exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids’ loyalty to the comic book medium all over again.
Joe Simon
It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic o

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract; every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.
Hans Hofmann
For me, I’m very visually inspired. I’m more inspired by photographs and movies than I am by listening to other music, so for me to create an amazingly intense visual live show is a dream, so I would love to be on that level for sure.
In some ways, I’m just a visual person.
I’m a visual person, so it always starts with a picture, and then I get obsessed with the idea, sometimes too much. I have these blank books in which I take notes, and I add postcards and other physical items.
Peter Sis
It’s always a challenge to adapt a novel for screen, a visual medium.
It’s the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more.