First Time Sayings and Quotes

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


The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.     

Lauren Bacall

You can remember the second and the third and the fourth time, but there's no time like the first. It's always there.     

Shelagh Delaney

The first time you do a thing is always exciting.     

Agatha Christie

To wake for the first time in a new place can be like another birth.     

Rumer Godden

First time it's a stranger. Second time its just a coincidence. Third time it's a tail.     

Ally Carter

The first time you make something, follow the recipe, then figure out how to tailor it to your own tastes.     

Ruth Reichl

The first time you say something, it's heard. The second time, it's recognized, and the third time it's learned.     

John C. Maxwell

The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it.     

Bear Bryant

The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it.     

Scott Adams

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.     

Maya Angelou

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.     

Hubert H. Humphrey

When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth.     

Sienna Miller

If you are seeing something for the first time, one of your first reactions should be fascination.     

Sushant Singh Rajput

I think the first time you try anything in a public way, you feel really exposed.     

Amy Grant

From the first time someone says, Who do you think you are? we learn how to repress.     

Lauryn Hill

For the first time, the object of what I want is more important than fulfilling my desires.     

Abbi Glines

When you meet someone for the first time, that's not the whole book. That's just the first page.     

Brody Armstrong

The first time you are reconciled to the terrible unfairness of disappointment, you are getting old.     

Mary Lee Settle

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.     

Margaret Mead

Once you tell your first lie, the first time you lie for him, you are in it with him, and then you are lost.     

Anita Shreve

Every time feels like my first time. And I just find that the process of it feeds into one's own self-obsession.     

Ben Harper

You never get another first time. I just remember being excited and that feeling of "Wow my dream is really coming true".     

Brooke Valentine

For the first time in my life I've done something for me and by choice and not because somebody told me it was good or bad.     

Lauren Oliver

If you do something for the first time, you will always remember it. If your Dad has something to do with it, you write about it.     

Billy Crystal

It was the first time she'd discovered something she really didn't want to find, and she didn't know what to do once she'd found it.     

Jodi Picoult

For the first time I realized adults could back themselves into corners so remote that love, or its memory, could no longer reach them.     

Kirby Wright

The first time you meet someone, the conversation is sort of on life support. You're just trying to live another moment in the life of the conversation.     

Sam Yagan

The first time you buy a house you see how pretty the paint is and buy it. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It's the same with men.     

Lupe Velez

The first time you meet someone, they're a new acquaintance, the second time you have a bit of an understanding, and the third time you meet them, you're old hats.     

Kathryn Minshew

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.     

Kennedy Onassis