50 First Impression Quotes That Will Boost Your Outlook

50 First Impression Quotes That Will Boost Your Outlook
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Tripboba.com - Does first impression matter— or not? While we may believe that it’s not that important, the simple reality is that in certain situations and instances, first impressions matter—they count! You don’t want to look bad at your job interview, right? And that’s why you’ll ensure that you make a great first impression.

However, know that first impression is not everything. You might have met someone who looked so quiet at first but turns out they’re a complete opposite from the first impression given off! So, never judge someone from their first impression and instead embrace your first encounter with them.

As interesting as is, Tripboba has compiled a list of first impression quotes from famous figures and authors that will give you fresh insights on meeting others for the first time. We’ve also got you covered with funny first impression quotes to put a smile on your face while scrolling!

So, just keep the ball rolling and pick your favorite first impression quotes!

Quotes on first impression

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  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes." ― Elliott Abrams
  • "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
  • "I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong." ― Daniel Handler
  • "First impressions are always unreliable." ― Franz Kafka
  • "It is sometimes difficult to get rid of first impressions." ― Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • "First impression is unfair, because a first impression of somebody is guarded, and you don't know the person." ― Frank Oz
  • "In difficult circumstances always act on first impressions." ― Leo Tolstoy
  • "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

Quotes about first impression

  • "People tend to hold on to their first impressions - that's why those first descriptions can be so important. You don't even necessarily look at people that carefully after a while; you just hold on to that early impression." ― Miranda July
  • "It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake." ― Vincent D'Onofrio
  • "It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us." ― Arthur Schopenhauer
  • "Never lose the first impression which has moved you." ― Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
  • "My theory about meeting people,' he said,'is that it's better not to make a really good first impression. Because it's all downhill from there. You're always having to live up to that first impression, which was just an illusion." ― Lisa Kleypas
  • "First impressions are often signals from the deep that we should credit oftener than we do." ― Katherine Anne Porter

Funny first impression quotes

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  • “First impressions are important, but everyone deserves a second chance.” Unknown
  • “Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.” Charlotte Bronte
  • “First impressions are very important, so make sure to be weird right away.” Unknown
  • “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
  • “We sometimes try to impress people we just met by not trying to impress them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • “Some people wish they were as happy as or happy like some people think they are.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • “Want to make a good first impression on a guy? Ask questions about him, seem interested, listen, giggle and swallow.” Unknown
  • “First impressions are whack because depending on how comfortable I was when I met them there are people out there who actually think I’m shy & others who are like she has never shut up a single second in her life.” – Ellie Schnitt
  • “My sister is about to have a baby and my brother showed up to the hospital in a suit because “first impressions matter”. Unknown
  • “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

Good and bad first impression quotes

Good first impression quotes

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  • "A good first impression can work wonders" ― J. K. Rowling
  • "Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression." ― Robert Cheeke
  • “I just don’t give off a great first impression.” – Mike Birbiglia 
  • “What people say and feel about you when you've left a room is precisely your job while you are in it.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.” ― J.R. Rim
  • “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
  • "You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime." ― Nas
  • "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." ― Guy Kawasaki
  • "Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression." ― Cynthia Ozick
  • "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." ― Will Rogers
  • "First impressions never have a second chance." ― Charles R. Swindoll
  • "It's important to make a great first impression, so make sure to hold on to your damn weave." ― RuPaul

Bad first impression quotes

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  • “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
  • “I took him for a kind of buffoon. Now I see he is a devil.” ― Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight
  • "If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That's the 'halo effect.' Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept." ― Daniel Kahneman
  • "We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning." ― Gavin de Becker
  • "You know who makes a great first impression? Liars." ― Daniel Tosh
  • “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
  • “You think you'll save us with your false impressions? You think it's working but you won't change me.” Blessthefall
  • “There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.” Kate Chopin
  • “First impressions are key,if you give me a bad first impression I probably will have that idea of you forever honestly.” Unknown


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