74+ Best First Impression Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

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 impressions… 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

First impression is not the last reflection of a true friend, so if you are head over heels for someone who just bought you a cake, you’d better think twice before devouring your misery. – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

I try not to make a good first impression because for me that’s the same thing as lying.

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

Inspirational First Impressions Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I’m attracted to something, that’s it. If I have reservations, those don’t change till they’re resolved. My first impression is how I go. – Andy Garcia

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

With me it’s always about first impressions. – Billy Zane

My first impression of Van Halen was that David Lee Roth was a god, and that so was Eddie. – Dave Mustaine

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

My first impression of you was something indescribably new. I stood there looking at you smiling at me. – Teddy Wilson

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

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

I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me. – Boris Kodjoe

My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd. – Arthur Holly Compton

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

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

You’ll simply have to hope your first impression sells. So take the plunge and don’t you doubt. – Amalgam Effect

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

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. – George Berkeley

Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on colour… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression. – Camille Pissarro

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

It’s important to make a great first impression, so make sure to hold on to your damn weave. – RuPaul

I just don’t give off a great first impression. – Mike Birbiglia

Cover the canvas at the first go, and then work on till you see nothing more to add … Don’t proceed according to rules and principles, but paint what you observe and feel. Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression. – Camille Pissarro

You better take advice. Never trust-first impressions. – Michael Jackson

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

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