First Impression Quotes

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Criss Jami
“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, Venus in Arms

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Sometimes we have to behave indifferent towards people who proclaim their love to us, just to see if they are really different.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Malcolm Gladwell
“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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sarah Rees Brennan
“He knew her now. She was the weird girl in the class above him, who dyed her hair pink and always wore a lot of pentragrams and crystals. Right now she was also wearing giant chandelier earings and a violent pink T-Shirt that bore the words ROMEO AND JULIET WOULDN'T HAVE LASTED.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Lexicon

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“What people say and feel about you when you've left a room is precisely your job while you are in it.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Michael Bassey Johnson
“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

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

Misba
“That red-headed man thought she was a fraud! ‘Making assumptions about others is rude,’ Kusha read in Learn Basic Manners. Not making assumptions is a basic manner. Why would a High Grade—a war hero, the King of Mesmerizers—not know the basic manners?

How does she make such a dreadful first-impression, though? For the first time in her life, in her current memory, Kusha knows how it feels to be misunderstood by a stranger. Especially if you know the stranger so well from afar, you admire his voice, you collect his speeches, you even own all the books he wrote and all the cheap fakes of the paintings he rarely drew.

“First impression matters, sweetie. Letting people see who you are matters. Better tell the truth than a lie. And the worst is a lie that they assume from your actions, sweetie …”
Kusha closes her eyes, attempting to shut off Meera’s voice.”
Misba, The High Auction

Ottessa Moshfegh
“My first impression of him was that he was free spirited, clever, funny. That proved to be completely inaccurate.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Erika Lance
“I hope this in some small part makes up for the terrible first impression. I would love to take you out for a drink sometime. I promise not to spill it on you.”
Erika Lance, On the Verge

جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel
“ليس الانطباع الأول عميقاً أبداً إلى درجة تسمح لنا بأن نحكم على ما سينتهي إليه الأمر في نهاية المطاف.”
جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel, صراع الأقنعة

J.M.  Richards
“When I arrived back at Intro to Basic Art again later that week, I thought for a moment we had a new student who didn’t know about the assigned seats. Sitting at my table was a girl in a long flowered dress, very vintage-hippie. She actually was wearing real flowers in her hair, and hardly any make up. I sat down, ready to explain to this poor lost soul that the seat was already taken, when I looked again and realized it was the same girl. I ended up not saying anything at all; I couldn’t think of anything that wouldn’t be rude or just plain stupid.”
J.M. Richards, Tall, Dark Streak of Lightning

Iris Murdoch
“I took him for a kind of buffoon. Now I see he is a devil.”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

“The good part about these areas that we were taking over, was that all of them had parks where a lot of guys were just hanging out playing basketball. So I used those parks to make a good first impression with my gun, then I followed up with a speech presentation. At the end of the day, we were able to win over the entire park, and eventually their community…..
It was as if these fellas from different areas were just waiting for this, because no one else was going around to them. No one else was telling them that they were needed, only us. Scrooge, former leader of the Rebellion Raiders street gang that once boasted of having some ten thousand members”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

James          Anderson
“A Jewish Native American half-breed orphan playing bagpipes wasn't the sort of impression I ever wanted to make”
James Anderson, The Never-Open Desert Diner

David Grossman
“What do people see in me on the first impression? ... Is there any imprint left from the love I knew? A rebirth mark?”
David Grossman, Komt een paard de kroeg binnen

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“First impression must be accurate because getting into people’s minds and correcting erroneous viewpoint is impossible.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Sari  Gilbert
“When you meet someone at a time when you are still basically unfamiliar with the country he or she finds from, you are unable to make all those subtle distinctions you unconsciously rely on at home - accent, pronunciation, mode of dress, physical bearing - to give you what is often vital information about a new acquaintance.”
Sari Gilbert, My Home Sweet Rome: Living (and Loving) in the Eternal City

Melanie Gideon
“When I first met you, you seemed easily categorized, Lux. Like one of my herbs. 'Nettles: a remedy for night sweats, fatigue, and releasing excess mucus.' I like things to be defined. It calms me, brings order to my life. So on your first visit, I thought, 'Lux Lysander: flighty, scared, we'll never see her again.' On your second visit, I thought, 'Sweet, a bit of a dreamer.' And now, on your third visit, it's clear I have to recalibrate once again."
She nodded briskly. "Intuitive, honest, clear-thinking, and loyal."
I looked at her openmouthed, letting the praise sink in. Each adjective was like a little firework burst, spreading its fingers of heat over the surface of my skin.
"I'm not done," she said. "Compassionate, resourceful, intelligent."
My eyes welled up.
"Worthy," she finished.
I swallowed the lump in my throat. "I thought I'd lost those parts of me."
"Nothing is ever lost," said Martha. "Only forgotten. All that's needed is one person who remembers, one person who realizes it is still there."
The door to a long-abandoned room inside me that I hadn't even known existed until this minute began to open. Sweet, fresh air poured in.”
Melanie Gideon, Valley of the Moon

“The first impression you send out, is usually how people will remember you by. So make sure it's worth looking back on.”
Christine E. Szymanski