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
From the very first instances of perception, some things are grateful and others unwelcome to us; some things we incline to, and others we fly. Locke
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them. Arthur Schopenhauer
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
Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression. Robert Cheeke
The first impression of a work of art is its otherness from reality. Susanne Katherina Langer
First feelings are always the most natural. Louis XIV
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
We have a bad image in the world, I've got to admit. I just want people to think twice about Colombia. Don't go by the first impression. Camilo Villegas
Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough. Robert Heller
A first impression is a lasting impression. When we're out talking to a prospect about their business, it helps us to know what exactly it is that they do and how that affects their industry. Andrew Kaplan
My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be. Naima Adedapo
The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. George Berkeley
You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime. Nas
Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. Cynthia Ozick
First impressions never have a second chance. Charles R. Swindoll
You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and yours may be in the hands of the receptionist. Harvey Mackay
In difficult circumstances always act on first impressions. Leo Tolstoy
You know who makes a great first impression? Liars. Daniel Tosh
Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs. Anton Chekhov
The first impression is always the right one. I rarely change my mind upward about people. Hunter S. Thompson
Sometimes people can't see past us to hear our message. We never have a second chance to leave a first impression. Charles R. Swindoll
With me it's always about first impressions. Billy Zane
Your initial opinion on just about anything may change over time. Daniel Handler
First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not unfrequently) to our cost when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or actions. A man's look is the work of years, it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily. William Hazlitt
You make a first impression and people never forget it. If people want to think of me as the wacky 'Juno' lady forever, I could think of worse ways to be labeled. Diablo Cody
It's important to make a great first impression, so make sure to hold on to your damn weave. RuPaul
It is sometimes difficult to get rid of first impressions. Sherrilyn Kenyon
The mind's impression too on every face. William Cowper
My first impression of you was something indescribably new. I stood there looking at you smiling at me. Teddy Wilson
You'll simply have to hope your first impression sells. So take the plunge and don't you doubt. Amalgam Effect
You better take advice. Never trust-first impressions. Michael Jackson