Quotes about First Impressions

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

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

It’s not what you wear, it’s how you present yourself that determines what your first impression will be.

One never gets a chance to make a first impression. But remember that the first impression is not the last chance to make a good impression.

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

First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied 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

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


Gemini can seem to be difficult to approach, but once you get to know them, they are very different from their first impression.

Want to make a good first impression on a guy? Ask questions about him, seem interested, listen, giggle and swallow.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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


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

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

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

First impressions are often signals from the deep that we should credit oftener than we do …
– Katherine Anne Porter

First impression is unfair, because a first impression of somebody is guarded, and you don’t know the person.
– Frank Oz

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

There’s no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they’ll probably Google you. It’s a shame – people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I’m angry about something, I’m not going to take to my Twitter.
– Patrick Stump

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

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

It is sometimes difficult to get rid of first impressions.
– Sherrilyn Kenyon


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

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

Whenever we have something that we are good at–something we care about–that experience and passion fundamentally change the nature of our first impressions.
– Malcolm Gladwell

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

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

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