First Impressions Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old first impressions quotes, first impressions sayings, and first impressions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A stunning first impression was not the same thing as love at first sight. But surely it was an invitation to consider the matter.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Possibly the most interesting first impression of my life came from the world of dreams.

P. D. Ouspensky

A firm, hearty handshake gives a good first impression, and you'll never be forgiven if you don't live up to it.     

P. J. O'Rourke

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.

Vincent D'Onofrio

I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.

Dennis Farina

We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility.     

Malcolm Gladwell

It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

First impressions are the most lasting.


For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.     

Billy Zane

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.     

Andrew Grant

If you want to make a good first impression, smile at people. What does it cost to smile? Nothing. What does it cost not to smile? Everything, if not smiling prevents you from enchanting people.

Guy Kawasaki

First impressions are always unreliable.     

Franz Kafka

People sometimes talk about the power of first impressions, and believe me, there is truth to it.     

Ann Brashares

Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression - with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing.     

Natalie Massenet

Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.     

Robert Cheeke

I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.     

Lemony Snicket

Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions . . . by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions.     

Malcolm Gladwell

A good first impression can work wonders.

J. K. Rowling

The first impression of a new subject is not necessary the best. Seen from a different angle or under different condition it might look even better. Always study a three - dimensional subject with one eye closed.

Andreas Feininger

Never lose the first impression which has moved you.     

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

The first impression of a work of art is its otherness from reality.

Susanne Katherina Langer

What I am after is the first impression - I want to show all one sees on first entering the room - what my eye takes in at first glance.

Pierre Bonnard

First feelings are always the most natural.

Louis XIV

My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd.

Arthur Holly Compton

Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly.

Charles Webster Hawthorne

First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.

Elliott Abrams

I believe that first impressions are very important.     

F. W. de Klerk

First impressions matter more in basketball than in any other sport, and they can be savored only in person. Players can't hide behind pads or helmets, so we can stare at them, evaluate every move they make: running, jumping, walking, even ogling the cheerleaders. We can see every ripple and tattoo. If they're lazy, we can tell.     

Bill Simmons

I just don't give off a great first impression.     

Mike Birbiglia

I influence anybody who is able to get through the chaos of my first impression.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

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