63 First Impression Quotes and Sayings to Impress Others

First impressions are vital in establishing any relationship.

They have the power to influence people’s perception of us and shape future interactions.

This collection of inspirational quotes aims to emphasize the importance of making a great first impression.

The concept of a first impression refers to the initial opinion formed about a person based on attributes such as body language, competence, friendliness and honesty.


It can be challenging to alter someone’s initial perception, hence the adage, “first impression is the last impression.”

Significant occasions like job interviews or first dates underscore the importance of making a positive impression.

Confidence, maintaining eye contact, a warm smile and respect are among the positive traits that can help create a favorable impression during the initial encounter.

It’s all about the energy we exude when we first meet someone.

Top 10 First Impression Quotes


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


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


I can prolly teach you lessons There’s so much more that meets the eye upon your first impressions. ~ G-Eazy.


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


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


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


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.


The first day, week and month of an employee’s experience carries a lasting impression. ~ Scott Weiss.


My belief is you have one chance to make a first impression. ~ Kevin McCarthy.


Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression. ~ Sonya Parker.

Famous First Impression Quotes

Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression – with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing. ~ Natalie Massenet.


Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting. ~ J.R. Rim.

I wonder why I never learn my lesson. It’s feeling like the second chance and it’s the first impression. ~ Drake.


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

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


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

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.

Great First Impression Quotes

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


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

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

First impression must be accurate because getting into people’s minds and correcting erroneous viewpoint is impossible. ~ Vincent Okay Nwachukwu.


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

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.


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

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Best First Impression Quotes

The first impression of a work of art is its otherness from reality. ~ Susanne Katherina Langer.

Sometimes I’ll read an audition and I’ll get a very strong first impression about who the person is, and I usually go with it. ~ Kristin Bauer van Straten.


I believe that first impressions are very important. ~ F. W. de Klerk.

In order to share one’s true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still. ~ Criss Jami.

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.


First impressions are rarely worth preserving. Men typically fall short of our expectations. ~ Renate Linnenkoper.

Powerful First Impression Quotes

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

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


My first impressions of people are invariably right. right, people. ~ Oscar Wilde.

People sometimes talk about the power of first impressions, and believe me, there is truth to it. ~ Ann Brashares.

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


The first person a customer speaks with has the greatest impact on that customer’s impression of Safeway. ~ Steven Burd.

The first impression is the truth, and all that follows is merely the excuse of memory. ~ Andrew Crumey.

I remember seeing the Colosseum for the first time when I was a young boy. It left a lasting impression on me. ~ Diego Della Valle.


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

America is so large and so diverse that it is overwhelming, but my first impressions are favorable. ~ Wojciech Jaruzelski.


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

If judging people on first impressions were an Olympic sport, they’d suspect me of using steroids. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.

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.

Deep First Impression Quotes

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


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

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. God bless those who see beyond our flaws painted in bold strokes. ~ Nike Thaddeus.


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.

Thoughtful First Impression Quotes

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.


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

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.

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


Don’t second guess your professional first impression. ~ Mitch Miles.

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. ~ Jessica Jung.

Profound First Impression Quotes

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

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


First impressions are always unreliable. ~ Franz Kafka.

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.

Adjust your philosophy of First Impressions – You should know they’re meaningless by now. ~ Timothy Correa.

So these were the 63 top quotes about First Impression.

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