96 Bad Impression Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Bad Impression Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A good impression is lost so quickly. — Claude Monet

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

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

It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression. — Cary Grant

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

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

To make a pleasant and friendly impression is not alone good manners, but equally good business. — Emily Post

Be not swept off your feet by the vividness of the impression, but say, "Impression, wait for me a little. Let me see what you are and what you represent. Let me try you." — Epictetus

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

The moral of the story: perceptions are everything. During each moment you are in contact with a customer, you are the organization. — Jan Carlzon

Good Impression Quotes

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I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life. — Immanuel Kant

There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal. — Vera Wang

The Italians always made good wine, but you had the impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running family vineyards with slaves or something so that the vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle. — Joe Bob Briggs

Bad impression quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.

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

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

We wanted to impress the crowd so much. The city has done so much for us and welcomed us right in, and we just wanted to give them a good show and show them that we're going to play for them. I think guys just had a little bit of jitters. — Chris Paul

Bad impression quote Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.

His parents called him Youngster. They did this in the subconcious hope that he might take the hint. Wensleydale gave the impression of having been born with a mental age of 47. — Terry Pratchett

God never asked us to meet life's pressures and demands on our own terms or by relying upon our own strength. Nor did He demands that we win His favor by assembling an impressive portfolio of good deeds. Instead, He invites us to enter His rest. — Charles R. Swindoll

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. — Mark Twain

Newspapers do a good job telling me what happened yesterday, but they'd be a lot more impressive if they could tell me what's going to happen tomorrow. — Fuzzy Zoeller

Wrong Impression Quotes

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If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. — Barbara Jordan

Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not. You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business. I need people to look energetic, professional and efficient. If you are obese you look lazy. — Sayings

People often get the wrong impression of Mick. The clever businessman is just one side of Mick. The other side is the same as the rest of us, a true rocker! — Ronnie Wood

Bad impression quote If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

If I say [electrons] behave like particles I give the wrong impression; also if I say they behave like waves. They behave in their own inimitable way, which technically could be called a quantum mechanical way. They behave in a way that is like nothing that you have seen before. — Richard P. Feynman

Dogmatism grew from the soil of simplistic and frequently wrong concepts. Dogmatism is like a ship that has run aground: the waves run, the ship stays put, but the impression of movement persists — Dmitri Volkogonov

Montefiore's impression of Jesus was wrong. Jesus loved the Pharisees, although He denounced them publicly. And I love the Communists, as well as their tools in the Church, although I denounce them. — Richard Wurmbrand

Bad impression quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

The thing that sometimes gets lost is people look at the harder edge of me ... the leather jacket and the tough rock 'n' roll attitude... and get the wrong impression that I'm mean. That's really something I don't want people to think because I don't think that's the case. — Joan Jett

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

I wanted to preemptively make myself as available as possible, so it would be impossible for anyone to form the wrong impression and make me uncomfortable with the way they were digesting my music. — Owen Pallett

Anythin' wrong leaves a kind of impression on the eye; brain trots along afterwards with the warnin'. — Dorothy L. Sayers

Good First Impression Quotes

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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

I look at Obama, a young man, a good-looking person. That is my first impression, I feel sorry for him. He looks 100 percent like Lukashenko, when I came to power after the breakup of the Soviet Union — Alexander Lukashenko

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

Bad impression quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

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

Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a treeful of monkeys on nitrous oxide. — Terry Pratchett

When I met Nathan, I told my tour manager he was too good-looking for me. I don't have a history of dating good-looking men. I've always complained that girls don't get male groupies, and now I've married the first groupie I've ever had. — Nina Persson

Bad impression quote Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

The first quality of the commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive a correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused by either good or bad news. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, I have considered the first arrangement of the Judicial department as essential to the happiness of our Country, and to the stability of its political system. — George Washington

My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be. — Naima Adedapo

When I was younger I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn't focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it's fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win. — Usain Bolt

First Impression Quotes

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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

So most girls I date - actually, all of them - say this. Every girl I end up dating, there's like a couple things. One, they hate me at first. — Logan Paul

Always put your best foot forward. — English Proverbs

Bad impression quote You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.

It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes. — Dian Fossey

First impressions are always unreliable. — Franz Kafka

The first year of marriage is like wet cement - the impressions made in it are much harder to change once it has set. — Robert Wolgemuth

Bad impression quote You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.

Seven minutes is all you get to make a positive first impression. In the first seven minutes of contact with your church, your first-time guests will know whether or not they are coming back. That’s before a single worship song is sung and before a single word of the message is uttered. — Nelson Searcy

To impress people as much as we would wish, we would first need to successfully adopt each of their value systems — Derren Brown

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

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

Lasting Impression Quotes

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People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out. — Michael Bassey

There are many people that we meet in our lives. But only a very few will make a lasting impression on our minds and hearts. — Susan Polis Schutz

If you want to communicate something, youd better make sure that your design piece is well-dressed and that its teeth are fixed. At the same time, I still believe that if it is only stylistically great and it has nothing to say, it still is not going to make a lasting impression on anybody. — Stefan Sagmeister

Bad impression quote If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.

A lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics, and divinity that ever were written. — Thomas Jefferson

There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. — Kate Chopin

Here too it’s masquerade, I find: As everywhere, the dance of mind. I grasped a lovely masked procession, And caught things from a horror show… I’d gladly settle for a false impression, If it would last a little longer, though. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bad impression quote If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.

Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination. — Karl Philipp Moritz

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man. — Alvin Ailey

I've been hit hard a few times, been hit really hard a few times, but I don't think I've ever left a memorable, lasting impression on anyone I've ever hit. — Steve Yzerman

The old aphorisms are basically sound. First impressions are lasting. — Jessie Redmon Fauset

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More Bad Impression Quotes

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I've reached a point in life where it's no longer necessary to try to impress. If they like me the way I am, that's good. If they don't, that's too bad. — Corazon Aquino

Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. — Jeffrey Gitomer

Bad impression quote Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.

As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture. — Edmond de Goncourt

I am just coming out of five years of night, and this orgy of violent lights gives me for the first time the impression of a new continent. An enormous, 50-foot high Camel billboard : a GI with his mouth wide open blows enormous puffs of real smoke. So much bad taste hardly seems imaginable. — Albert Camus

Many people associate stage fright with a fear of looking ridiculous, making a bad impression. For me, it's like a kind of fever. — Jeanne Moreau

You know, when I have a bad game, it continues to humble me and know that, you know, you still have work to do and you still have a lot of people to impress. — LeBron James

A vague goal is no goal at all. The Ten Commandments wouldn't be very impressive, for instance, if they weren't specific, but simply were couched in a phraseology such as 'thou shalt not be a bad person. — Neal A. Maxwell

A good impression is great. But a bad impression is even better. — Ted Cruz

Something is wrong. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, crime, torture, corruption and the ice capades. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. This is not what you expect to find on the resume of a supreme being. It's what you expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. — George Carlin

You are such a chicken. Bock. Bock. Bock." He refused to allow her very bad chicken impression to ruffle his feathers. He was above petty name-calling. — Christine Feehan

Caught in a bad romance. Whoaaa-oh-ooooh!" Nellie wailed along to the XM radio blaring from the enormous speakers. "Can I uncover my ears now?" Dan called from the back, where he was reclined across the leather seat. "Has Nellie stopped her Lady Gag Me impression? — Rick Riordan

I think what happened is that everybody's impressions got formed in those first few minutes. And I felt like, by the latter part of it, I kind of clawed my way back into the discussion. But everybody's impressions were set at the beginning. And wholly apart from me and whether I was good or bad, you know, there were a lot of hostile questions. — Donald Verrilli Jr.

I try to think as little as possible, at least while working. I look at some of my early stories and can see the machination behind them, like a gear slowly moving. For example, sticking a dead father into the story to explain a character's sadness and bad decisions, or trying to impress myself with my own cleverness. — Mary J. Miller

I'm so bad at spontaneous impressions. — Ana Gasteyer

Dress for yourself and the man you love (if there is one). Women dressing to impress other women--forget about that. Forget about that. It's a very bad way of thinking. — Karl Lagerfeld

But privately when things got very bad I often looked into books to see whether I could find some helpful words, and one day I read, "The forgiveness of sins is perpetual and righteousness first is not required." This impressed me so deeply that I went around saying it to myself. But then I forgot which book it was. — Saul Bellow

Electronic books are a bad thing because they cannot be accumulated on shelves to remind you of your past, to impress your neighbors and colleagues, and to help prevent divorces thanks to the sheer bother of arguing over who owns what. — J. P. Donleavy

Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit. — J. K. Rowling

People get a bad impression of it by continually trying to treat it as if it was a bank clerk, who ought to be on time on Tuesday next, instead of philosophically seeing it as a painter, who may do anything so long as you don't try to predict what. — Katharine Whitehorn

A good party is one that is designed to entertain and bond friends. The bad parties I've been to are the ones that are held to impress other people. — Derek Blasberg

Walk around. If you are invisible, the mystique of the President's office may perpetuate inaccurate impressions about you or the President, to his detriment. After all, you may not be as bad as they're saying. — Donald Rumsfeld

I was actually really impressed by how many awkward stories we had, ranging from bad haircuts to one guy told us about being on the beach and he threw a Frisbee and it hit a lady in the head. His immediate reaction was to turn and he found a kid next to him and pointed to the kid, it's those kinds of moments. I was really impressed with the volume of fun stories we got to play with. No one was a loser in this game; they were all winners . — Danny Pudi

There are certain artists and filmmakers who, I get the impression, are trying to show off how bad their characters can be, how immoral their characters can be. — Adrian Tomine

The whole life of Demosthenes... leaves the impression of a melancholy state of things, and of the brazen insolence of wickedness. A particularly striking idea of how things really were in Greece can be obtained from one feature of life - the sons who turned out badly.... the sons of gifted but arrogant fathers turned out merely arrogant, the grandsons hopeless; it is respect alone that sustains families and gives them traditions. — Jacob Burckhardt

We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters' side, but in fact I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of parents to children than by those of children to parents. — C. S. Lewis

The mind of man can never be wholly barren. Through our whole lives we are subject to successive impressions; for, either new ideas are continually flowing in, or traces of the old ones are marked deeper. If, therefore, you be not acquiring good principles be assured that you are acquiring bad ones; if you be not forming virtuous habits you are, how insensibly soever to yourselves, forming vicious ones. — Joseph Priestley

I was in college, but I got kicked out. It was a very free school, but I created a "bad impression." Like I was a bit more fiery in those days. At the time I got kicked out, I knew exactly what I was going to do and didn't even bother to go back for a leaving certificate. Then I was singing in folk clubs around Birmingham and playing jazz in clubs on Sundays. — Steve Winwood

As you all become more intimate with Me, with opportunities to come closer to Me, all that is good and bad within you comes out in sparks, as it were . . . all the impressions of the past, the accumulations of past sanskaras - of all illusory things, which includes both good and bad - come out. My proximity, the intimacy with Me, just changes that mass of sanskaras, and sometimes you find sparks of good and bad flying out. — Meher Baba

Skepticism's bad rap arises from the impression that, however necessary the activity, it can only be regarded as a negative removal of false claims. Not so... Proper debunking is done in the interest of an alternate model of explanation, not as a nihilistic exercise. The alternate model is rationality itself, tied to moral decency--the most powerful joint instrument for good that our planet has ever known. — Stephen Jay Gould

Everything that happens to us, good and bad, leaves a lasting impression in our souls. You take one part of that out, and you can completely rewrite something crucial about us. By and large, we're not shaped by the big things. It's the little, day-to-day moments that make us who we are. Who we're going to be. (Nekoda to Nick) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

What's that darkness over there?" Leven asked. "It's not good." Clover said. "Then what is it?" 'Bad," Clover suggested, sounding as though he wasn't all that impressed with Leven's level of knowledge. "I understand opposites," Leven said, frustrated. — Obert Skye

If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good — Thornton Wilder

Hi, I'm one of the knife-carrying hooligans you met last night in Pandemonium? I'm afraid I made a bad impression and was hoping you'd give me a chance to make it up to-" "SIMON! — Cassandra Clare

I always felt sorry for humans, spending so much time in front of the mirror. Fixing their hair, makeup, and clothes, mostly to impress others. Did they really see themselves in the mirror? Was it what they wanted to see? Did it make them feel good or bad? And mostly I wondered if they based their self-image on their reflected one. — Ellen Schreiber

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