I think a picture is more like the real world when it is made out of the real world.
Robert Rauschenberg, quoted in: Kenneth Coutts-Smith (1970) The dream of Icarus, p. 53
A picture is a poem without words.
Behavior is a mirror in which everyone displays his own image.
Can any one deny that the old Israelites conceived Jahveh not only in the image of a man, but in that of a changeable, irritable, and, occasionally, violent man?
The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When the crucified Jesus is called the 'image of the invisible God ', the meaning is that this is God, and God is like this.
Man makes god in his own image.
Image and appearance tell you little. The inside is bigger than the outside when you have the eyes to see.