First Impressions Sayings and Quotes

There’s no second chances when it comes to making first impressions, so it’s best to get it right the first time. Put your best self forward with the collection of wise and humorous first impression quotes below.


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

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

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

Elliott Abrams

Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression.     

Sonya Parker

The first impression is the truth, and all that follows is merely the excuse of memory.     

Andrew Crumey

No great thought, no great object, satisfies the mind at first view, nor at the last.     

Abel Stevens

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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

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

Natalie Massenet

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 necessarily 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

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

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

Gary Vaynerchuk

Don't second guess your professional first impression.     

Mitch Miles

My first impressions of people are invariably right. right, people.     

Oscar Wilde

Adjust your philosophy of First Impressions - You should know they're meaningless by now.     

Timothy Correa

First impressions are rarely worth preserving. Men typically fall short of our expectations.     

Renate Linnenkoper

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.     

Dalai Lama

How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can't argue with them. That's their perception.     

Meryl Streep