41 Quotes About First Impressions


You only have one chance to make a first impression. Making it count can make all the difference in the long run. These quotes about first impressions serve as the perfect example of the impact they can have.

“A good first impression can work wonders.”

“At times, it could be a bit difficult to understand everything that’s being said when just listening, but I wanted the lyrics to be the first impression.”

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

“Don’t decide on a dog based on looks either, much like with people, looks and first impressions can be deceiving.”

“First impressions are often signals from the deep that we should credit oftener than we do…”

“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.”

“First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.”

“First impressions never have a second chance.”

“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.”

“Growing up in Atlanta I always had a sense of what fashion was, a sense of style – my parents always talked about the importance of making a first impression and that’s stayed with me.”

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

“I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure – and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important.”

“I just don’t give off a great first impression.”

“I love to prepare if it’s something that requires training. But I don’t like to prepare the psychology too much.”

“I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.”

“I think that rather being overly-friendly at first, having a cold first impression and slowly making them realize that I’m not that cold is better.”

“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.”

“It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.”

“It is sometimes difficult to get rid of first impressions.”

“It’s pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people’s first impressions of people are really a big mistake.”

“My garden is the most beautiful thing in the world.”

“My technique, starting with a quick outline in pencil, is designed to record first impressions, with no time for second thoughts.”

“Never lose the first impression which has moved you.”

“People tend to hold on to their first impressions – that’s why those first descriptions can be so important.”

“Possibly the most interesting first impression of my life came from the world of dreams.”

“Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly.”

“Sometimes I just trust certain intuitions on certain things. As we age, I start to follow it without being scared.”

“Sometimes I will look away very quickly, and freeze frame that first impression, pleased with myself that I have outsmarted my own smartness, and perceived a colour as it actually is.”

“Sometimes people can’t see past us to hear our message. We never have a second chance to leave a first impression.”

“Sometimes you’re fooled quickly. You want to be fooled. If you can’t trust your first impression you’re going to have a harder time than you should.”

“The first impression is always the right one. I rarely change my mind upward about people.”

“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.”

“There are moments, particularly in times of stress, when haste does not make waste, when our snap judgments and first impressions can offer a much better means of making sense of the world.”

“To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.”

“We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.”

“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.”

“When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression.”

“When you’re in the moment and not over thinking the song is when things tend to really work. You’re not so focused on the minutiae. You’re focused on the overall feel, and that’s the stuff that I get from the demos.”

“With me it’s always about first impressions.”

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

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

It takes only seconds for a positive first impression to be made. Make your first encounter count.

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