"An image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge; words are the cables that hold up the bridge. Images are more direct, more immediate than words, and closer to the unconscious. Picture language precedes thinking in words, the metaphorical mind precedes analytical consciousness.“
In: Gloria Anzaldùa (1999, orig. 1987): Borderlands/ La Frontera. The New Mestiza. 2nd. Edition. San Francisco, S.91.