No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
— John Ruskin

Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie projector is an Apollonian straight-shooter, demonstrating the link between aggression and art. Every pictorial framing is a ritual limitation, a barred precinct.
— Camille Anna Paglia

I want to make exalted art. A successful image has pictorial lift. I am looking for whatever is up there.
— Frank Stella

There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
— Alva Myrdal

There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or feeling, another expressing a pictorial conception, a third expressing a general situation, condition, legend or intellectual conception, and a fourth explaining a definite tableau or specific dramatic situation or climax.
— H. P. Lovecraft