55+ Best First Impression Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational first impression quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous First Impressions Quotes

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. – Will Rogers

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

Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. – Cynthia Ozick

Possibly the most interesting first impression of my life came from the world of dreams. – P. D. Ouspensky

A good first impression can work wonders – J. K. Rowling

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

You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime. – Nas

It’s pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people’s first impressions of people are really a big mistake. – Vincent D’Onofrio

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

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

First impressions never have a second chance. – Charles R. Swindoll

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

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

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

Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressionsā€¦ by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions. – Malcolm Gladwell

First impressions are the most lasting. – Proverbs

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

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

The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them. – Kristen Stewart

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. – Andrew Grant

You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and yours may be in the hands of the receptionist. – Harvey Mackay

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

In difficult circumstances always act on first impressions. – Leo Tolstoy

If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the ‘halo effect.’ Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept. – Daniel Kahneman

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

I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong. – Daniel Handler

It’s pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people’s first impressions of people are really a big mistake. – Vincent D’Onofrio

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

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

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

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

We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning. – Gavin de Becker

Never lose the first impression which has moved you. – Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

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

People tend to hold on to their first impressions – that’s why those first descriptions can be so important. You don’t even necessarily look at people that carefully after a while; you just hold on to that early impression. – Miranda July

Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are. – Colleen Atwood

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

You know who makes a great first impression? Liars. – Daniel Tosh

First impressions are always unreliable. – Franz Kafka

Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly. – Charles Webster Hawthorne

The first impression is always the right one. I rarely change my mind upward about people. – Hunter S. Thompson

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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