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one picture paints a thousand words

A single picture can express something more clearly, vividly, or succinctly than a large amount of words can. I know I'm doing a bad job of capturing the scene by describing it, so just look at this picture from their website—one picture paints a thousand words, doesn't it? You try to have characters give too much exposition. Remember, one picture paints a thousand words, so use the images in your film to tell its story as much as possible.
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If a picture paints a thousand words, then Gayford's (art critic for Bloomberg News) collection of conversations with artist, David Hockney, is a work of art.
Fujifilm's Alice Howley said: "The old adage - 'A picture paints a thousand words' - seems to resonate strongly with Irish consumers across all ages and in particular when reminiscing about happy and memorable times."
IF a picture paints a thousand words then artist Graham Kershaw has been busy after being commissioned to paint portraits of Birmingham's poet laureates.
A picture paints a thousand words and, in these cases, even more as they cast a humorous light on the drama which saw David Beckham rocket a penalty skywards -courtesy of a gopher and some advice from Jonny Wilkinson, suggest where Wayne Rooney disappeared to after limping off injured, and take a harsh view of Emile Heskey's contribution
If a picture paints a thousand words, can a sculpture convey what words cannot?
.THEY say a picture paints a thousand words. If that's true then I'm afraid I can't repeat any of those that sprang to mind when I saw photos of Zsa Zsa Gabor being carried into hospital.
Well, a picture paints a thousand words and for me, this is the picture - released to promote the new series of The X Factor.