Quotes About Impressions

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Ashly Lorenzana
“We judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their education, their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that most people decide who another person is before they have even spoken to them. What's even worse is that these same people decide who someone else is, and don't even know who they are themselves.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Naomi Klein
“You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality -- not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't.”
Naomi Klein

T.F. Hodge
“What you do teaches faster, and has a lasting impression, far beyond what you say.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

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

C.S. Lewis
“Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you're making.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Jesse Hajicek
“I make my own judgements of people, mate. I don't need to borrow yours.”
Jesse Hajicek, Kastor Chronicles 1: The Forge of Dawn

“A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.”
Kin Hubbard

Monica  Murphy
“Funny how someone can come into your life for such a brief time but leave such a lasting impression.”
Monica Murphy, Second Chance Boyfriend

Margaret Atwood
“People change, though, especially after they are dead.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

Jarod Kintz
“What you wear is more important than what you say, and if your shirt’s not pressed, impressions are instantly formed about you. That’s why I wear nothing, I say nothing, and I network with nudists.”
Jarod Kintz, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

Steven Brust
“There was a sergeant at a desk. I knew he was a sergeant because I recognized the marks on his uniform, and I knew it was a desk because it's always a desk. There's always someone at a desk, except when it's a table that functions as a desk. You sit behind a desk, and everyone knows you're supposed to be there, and that you're doing something that involves your brain. It's an odd, special kind of importance. I think everyone should get a desk; you can sit behind it when you feel like you don't matter.”
Steven Brust, Iorich

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Tarjei Vesaas
“His face was neither handsome nor anything else. It just was.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Birds

Marilynne Robinson
“We had been assured by our elders that intelligence was a family trait. All my kin and forebears were people of substantial or remarkable intellect, thought somehow none of them had prospered in the world. Too bookish, my grandmother said with tart pride, and Lucille and I read constantly to forestall criticism, anticipating failure. If my family were not as intelligent as we were pleased to pretend, this was an innocent deception, for it was a matter of indifference to everybody whether we were intelligent or not. People always interpreted our slightly formal manner and our quiet tastes as a sign that we wished to stay a little apart. This was a matter of indifference, also, and we had our wish.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Virginia Woolf
“This susceptibility to impressions had been his undoing, no doubt. Still at his age he had, like a boy or a girl even, these alternations of mood; good days, bad days, for no reason whatever, happiness from a pretty face, downright misery at the sight of a frump.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Monica Murphy
“Funny how someone can come into your life for such a brief time but leave such a lasting impression.”
Monica Murphy

Nick Joaquín
“If your hands were not clean, your good actions had grimmer and more relentless consequences than your sins.”
Nick Joaquín, The Woman Who Had Two Navels

Thomas Hardy
“Though when at home their countenances varied with the seasons, their market faces all the year round were glowing little fires.”
Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Jeremy Clarkson
“In Italy, you sometimes get the impression they'd be happier to lose the Ppe than lose their right to drive like maniacs.”
Jeremy Clarkson, Motorworld

Dinaw Mengestu
“We persist and linger longer than we think, leaving traces of ourselves wherever we go. If you take that away, then we all simply vanish.”
Dinaw Mengestu, How to Read the Air

André Breton
“I am concerned with facts of quite unverifiable intrinsic value, but which, by their absolutely unexpected violently fortuitous character, and the kind of associations of suspect ideas they provoke.”
André Breton, Nadja

“Every question was also an opportunity to create an impression that would guide how all subsequent answers to questions got interpreted.”
Greg Carlson, Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You

Steve Erickson
“When he placed a candle on the shelf across the room from him and lit its wick, he came to realize that in fact everything he saw was a flat surface, like a screen – that in fact dimension was an illusion. Everything was a flat surface and the pinpoints of light, whether from a candle on the shelf or a gaslamp above the street, were punctures in that surface – gashes made by somebody behind the screen. He realized then that beyond everything he saw there was an entire realm of blazing sunfire, and that colors were only the silhouettes of people in that realm – walking, eating, dancing, doing whatever they were doing behind the screen.

“It astonished Adolphe that everyone failed to realize they were just figures on a tapestry, the shadows of something else. He was therefore amused by the conceit of women, for instance, who who admired the creamy color of their skin when in fact it was only the haze of some other woman behind the vast screen staring into a mirror. Adolphe could explain all of this to himself but he could not explain Janine: Janine wasn't the same as the others. Janine was like their mother; and Adolphe decided Lulu was from this place beyond the surface, and she had, perhaps when she was a little girl, slipped through.

“Adolphe wondered why Lulu hadn't told them about this, and then realized she probably would when she thought they were old enough to understand it. He could see it wasn't something one would want to tell a child too soon.”
Steve Erickson

Francine Rivers
“We're Christians. We have to care what people think. The appearance of wrongdoing, remember? I'm not going to move in with you had have people think we're living in sin. What sort of witness would that be?”
Francine Rivers, The Atonement Child

Marcel Proust
“An impression is for the writer what an experiment is for the scientist, except that for the scientist the work of the intelligence precedes it, and for the writer it comes afterwards.”
Marcel Proust, Time Regained

Alexis de Tocqueville
“Nothing is more repugnant to the human mind in an age of equality than the idea of subjection to forms.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“It's not the impression you make, it's the impression you leave.

-A Tennessee woman remembering her Old Southern grandmother”
Maryln Schwartz, New Times In The Old South: Or Why Scarlett's in Therapy & Tara's Going Condo

Walt Whitman
“What stays with you longest and deepest? Of curious panics, of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains?”
Walt Whitman

Zack Love
“I kept returning to this new and bizarre question: is there anything that actually is as it seems? Is anything perceptually straightforward? Maybe that’s inherently impossible, because impressions are, by their very nature, cumulative – the sum of all your interactions with and perceptions of things.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

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