Quotes and Sayings about Impression



"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Art, Politics, Literature)

"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
(Related: Impression, Performance, Confidence, First)

"My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Impression, Man)

"One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Mind, Play, Sense, Will)

"It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Life, Impression, Interest, Trying)

"I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Nature, Impression, Mission, Will)

"An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Impression, EnglEurope)

"If I couldn't broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: People, Impression, Baseball, Games)

"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
(Related: Impression, Character, First, Open)

"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Mind, Senses, Service)

"The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Government, Quality, Impression, Being, Credibility, Public)

"Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Thought, Impression, Failure, Despair, Disappointment)

"If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Love, Impression, Man)

"Only lately, like within the last few years, have I had people actually do an impression of me to me, which weirds me out to think of what they have picked up on, without ever realizing it myself."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Impression, Years)

"A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Life)

"Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Impression)

"No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful."
- George Boole
(Related: Impression, Being, May)

"One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else."
- James Brady
(Related: People, Impression, May, Prudence)

"I've no idea what they make of me. People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: People, Impression, Idea)

"My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Impression, First, Public)

"The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Family, Impression, Running, Wine)

"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: Death, Soul, Impression)

"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
(Related: Age, Memory, Old, Years, Youth)

"The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Impression, Muslim, Iraq, Public, Reality, states, United, World)

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Impression, Survival, Being, Past, Question, Will)

"If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic, then I would be sitting in my house today working on my Leonardo DiCaprio impression."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Impression, Being, Today)

"I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Impression, Being, Fact, School)

"We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Art, Beauty, Impression)

"For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Sensations)

"I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, People, America, First, Years)

"There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: People, Water)

"One summer I remember, I got exposed to Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly was a very very big, made a very big impression on me. Because of a lot of things, you know, the way he looked and his charisma."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Impression, Charisma, Holly, Summer)

"The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Influence, Writers)

"If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Impression, Character, Man, Unity, Words)

"When I first started editing GQ, it gave the impression of being, and in fact was, a gay magazine. There were female models in it and there were women on the cover, but the boys were always much, much more beautiful than the girls."
- Art Cooper
(Related: Women, Impression, Being, Boys, Fact, First, Gay, Girls)

"They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece."
- Katie Couric
(Related: People, Impression, Fun, News, Reading)

"Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions."
- Thomas Couture
(Related: Colors, Connection, Originality)

"The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Time, Happiness, Impression, Right, Want)

"If I talk about Charles Dance I am talking about something else, something I operate and wind up and have to make an impression with and use to transmit someone else's screenplay."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Dance, Impression, Talk, Talking, Wind)

"On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Artist, Beginning)

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Light, Painting)

"The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Family, History, Impression, Past)

"It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Pretty)

"And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece, that was when we are spending about eight percent of our gross domestic product on health care. And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive, aggressive medical treatment that took place at the end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Health, Life, Medical, Impression, Care, End, Treatment)

"I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Impression, May, Woman)

"Even my great grand-mother did impressions."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
"Nearness to nature... keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers."
- Charles Alexander Eastman
(Related: Nature, Spirit)

"The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas."
- George Eliot
(Related: Ideas, Rest, Trouble)

"I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: First)

"You can create a good impression on yourself by being right, he realizes, but for creating a good impression on others there's nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong."
- Michael Frayn
(Related: Impression, Being, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Impression, Reason, School)

"Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Mind, Public)

"Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Impression, Being, Disney, Now)

"But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Impression)

"In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Friends, Martin, Singing, Song)

"I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Impression, Existence, Production, Saying, Today)

"Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Change, Life, Impression, First)

"The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Balance, Concern, Discovery, Light)

"I venture to allude to the impression which seemed generally to prevail among their brethren across the seas, that the Old Country must wake up if she intends to maintain her old position of pre-eminence in her colonial trade against foreign competitors."
- King George V
(Related: Impression, Country, Old, Trade)

"Rwanda was considered a second-class operation; because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo. They were negotiating, they'd accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Impression, Country, Project)

"Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Facts)

"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
(Related: First)

"In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Home, Land, Sense, Tradition)

"As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Truth, Impression)

"The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he was looking for the just result in a case regardless of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Impression, Justice, Principles, Result)

"I've certainly experienced racism, but it has not made a great impact on me. I have always thought, as I got older and older, I was more in charge of who I was. What someone thought about me or said about me made less of an impression on me at very vulnerable times."
- Robert Guillaume
(Related: Thought, Impression, Racism)

"With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Time, Impression, First, Language, Now, Past, Photography, Reality, Will)

"A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?"
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Impression, Expression)

"If ask 100 Arkansans about the phrase, 'the public option,' or 'a public option,' you'll get 100 different impressions about what that means."
- Bill Halter
(Related: Public)

"It's flattering to make a picture which becomes a classic within 10 years; it's not so flattering, however, when people get the impression it's the only picture you've ever made."
- Robert Hamer
(Related: People, Impression, Years)

"When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Medical, Impression, American, Friends, Poor, Sentimentality, Silence, Socialism)

"You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Impression, Want)

"Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Impression)

"The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones."
- Julius Charles Hare
(Related: Mind)

"Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain."
- Childe Hassam
(Related: Nature, Art, Impression, Eye)

"Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Love, People, Impression)

"The publication of the third volume of Capital has made hardly any impression upon bourgeois economic science."
- Rudolf Hilferding
(Related: Science, Impression)

"I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment... a job."
- Bernard Hinault
(Related: Impression, Job)

"Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression."
- Henry Home
(Related: Time, Impression, Deep, Solitude, World)

"Religion, you know, enters very deep; in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people, that they are or that they are not of my religion."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Religion, People, Impression, Deep, Reality)

"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Impression, Painting)

"If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Expression, Value)

"What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye."
- Horace
(Related: Impression, Eye)

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Impression, Deed, Deep, Will, Words)

"I wasn't really qualified to be on Saturday Night Live - I'm not like an impressionist or anything."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Night)

"But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Home, Inspiration, May, Years)

"I'm interested in the impact my movies have on people and how it affects them, and what they like and what they don't like - and what they take away from it. What leaves an impression, you know?"
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Movies, People, Impression)

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Impression, Delight, May, State, Ugly)

"Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I'm mean and I'm not. People expect me to have fangs."
- Joan Jett
(Related: People, Impression, May)

"The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Impression, Conversation, Effect, Nothing)

"So when you make an impression in a certain kind of role, that tends to be the type of role that you get offered."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Impression)

"I think that we give the impression, to carry on your metaphor, that we go a little faster than we actually do. I'm fairly lazy so I'm always interested in slowing down."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Impression, Metaphor)

"I recognize very much in Hopper that it does look like the United States; it looks like the 30's and my first impressions of everything, all of which I have to deal with and which gets mixed up in my work and probably gets mixed up in everybody else's work too."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, First, states, United)

"This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Impression, Positive, Americans, Popular)

"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Impression, Control, Children, Culture, Effect, Entertainment, Freedom, Media)

"The events in the square, of course, made a deep impression on me and many other parents."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Impression, Deep, Events, Parents)

"I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Faith, Love, People, Impression, Fact, First, Talk)

"IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: War, Army, Duty, Trying)

"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Impression, Saying)

"I must have made a good impression because a club official to us into his office and asked me if I would sign on for a year with a view to becoming a professional."
- Harold Larwood
(Related: Impression, Office)

"I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately, and despite other impressions, that we can't have full sacramental communion if we don't first have a fundamental agreement on the question of the primacy, that still isn't there."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Agreement, First, Question, Thinking)

"This new art made a deep impression on me, and I began to study it ardently."
- Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Related: Art, Impression, Deep, Study)

"One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board's misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren't available for regular people like you and I."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Government, People, Impression, Misleading, Protection)

"I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: People, Impression, Quiet)

"Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in an ordinary state; but the whole subject is too large to be treated here."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Impression, Being, State, Writing)

"But this is an occupational hazard of being a scientist. You say this is the best information I have and then you realize that not everyone is going to read the footnotes or the whole book, so people are going to get the wrong impression."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: People, Impression, Being, Information, Wrong)

"I went out with a promiscuous impressionist - she did everybody."
- Jay London
"And we do talk a lot about my past and my impression of things and how it relates to what we're doing now. The Brady Bunch, in its heyday, was really the genesis of when TV started to become the force that it is today."
- Mike Lookinland
(Related: Impression, Force, Now, Past, Talk, Today)

"I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Life, Impression, Children, Mind)

"I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Quality, Illness, Memory, Name, Old, Years)

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

"Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even in the flesh give me the impression of genius. George Bernard Shaw is another. It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated."
- David Low
(Related: Men, Genius, Impression)

"If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Will)

"I was under the impression I had signed a three-year contract. I want to be back. I expect to be back. I will be back."
- Greg Maddux
(Related: Impression, Want, Will)

"The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Life, Content, Future)

"Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Impression)

"But I don't actually adopt the point of view that our subjective impression of free will, which is a kind of indeterminacy behavior, comes from quantum mechanical indeterminacy."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Impression, Behavior, Free will)

"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Soul)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"Think of how we challenged the impression that we taxed for its own sake and that we were hostile to business. We were right to change."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Change, Business, Impression, Right)

"I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner. I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone. She enjoys it. I can relate to that."
- Katherine Moennig
(Related: Impression)

"I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Impression, Attention, Confession, Stress)

"Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Love, Patriotism, Politics, Impression, Brothers, Country, Honor, Party, Sisters)

"As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Impression, Monuments)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Impression)

"He who feels compelled to consider the consequences of these facts cannot but realize that the specific sensibility of nerves for certain impressions is not enough, since all nerves are sensitive to the same cause but react to the same cause in different ways."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Cause, Consequences, Facts, Nerves, Sensibility)

"Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Eye, Memories, Moments, Nothing, Painting, Simplicity)

"Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Time, Impression, Ability)

"The most frequent complaint is that it's hard. True. it's a hard game to win Also, many people ask me how to use the secret debugging commands, apparently under the impression that I'll tell them."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: People, Impression, Complaint)

"In the first debate the bulges create the impression of a letter T with a small feature which appears similar to a wire under the jacket running upward from the right."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Impression, Debate, First, Right, Running)

"If my impressions are correct, our educational planing mill cuts down all the knots of genius, and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Men, Genius)

"In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead. I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can't remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked."
- Dennis Nilsen
(Related: Impression, Beds, Lying)

"Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Anger, Impression)

"I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Impression, Research)

"One gets the impression that this is how Ernest Hemingway would have written had he gone to Vassar."
- Jack Paar
(Related: Impression)

"Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Experience, Personality, Voice)

"I just get the impression that everyone is willing me to succeed."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Impression, Succeed)

"There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Men, Power, Impression, Appearance, Force)

"Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Time, Work, Impression, First, Sky, Water)

"Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Animals, Comedians, Now)

"A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Work, Impression, Artist, Name, Pleasure)

"The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Impression, Fault)

"We didn't sell a lot of records, but somehow we left an impression."
- Johnny Ramone
(Related: Impression)

"My impression, is that prayer is one of the most basic forms of magic. That it's harnessing the powers of your mind."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Impression, Magic, Mind, Prayer)

"My impression was, he's walking as though he's made of glass, and if you should touch him he would just shatter apart. I don't know if it was an act or what, but it sure was effective."
- Robert Ripley
(Related: Impression, Act, Walking)

"When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980."
- Jacques Rivette
(Related: History, Impression, Film)

"Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films."
- Jacques Rivette
(Related: Impression, Doubt)

"Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Impression)

"The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Science, Work, Facts)

"All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Feelings, Effect)

"There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Experience, Women, May, Pain, Pleasure)

"Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye."
- Sa'Di
(Related: Impression, Heart, Eye)

"If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues."
- Aulis Sallinen
(Related: Music, Impression)

"I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it's carrying along quite well."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Impression, France)

"The impressionists, Debussy, Faure, in France, did take a few steps forward."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: France)

"Lacey had this huge chip on his shoulder. He walked into the room thinking that the people didn't welcome him and didn't like him. He gave the impression that he didn't understand the Voice and New York, and he didn't want to."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: People, Impression, Thinking, Voice, Want)

"To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Impression, First, Opinion)

"It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Impression, First)

"My impression is that American policy speaks not of antagonism but rather partnership."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Impression, American, Partnership)

"The Spirit communicating to your spirit is the most effective and fundamental of communications. Write it down. As you write down impressions of the Spirit, more are given."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Spirit)

"A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Impression, Quiet, Will)

"An attempt is already underway to revise history - to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in."
- John J. Sirica
(Related: History, Impression, Doubt, Justice, Nothing, President)

"All my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Life, Age)

"Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Impression, First, Open, Sales, Will, Writer)

"I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game."
- Aries Spears
"There seems to be this impression that if I really am a psychotherapist, I can't be serious about it. They think there must be something fishy going on."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Impression)

"Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Gold, Honor, Titles, Value)

"Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Impression, Babies, Cannibalism, Disgust, Nothing)

"I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Impression, Canada, Country)

"I think you can get the wrong impression about me from my work and think I'm always a bit down. I'm not that way at all. I'm fun-loving."
- Sting
(Related: Work, Impression, Fun, Wrong)

"Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Man, Youth)

"I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Impression, Church, Causes, Doctrine, Effect, Rules, Today)

"I found it a little bit stressful, because I wasn't used to working with Doctor Who. I got the impression I'd walked into the end of seven years and it was all a bit tense."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Impression, End, Years)

"Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Impression)

"In '87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Impression)

"My dad told me when I went into high school, 'It's not what you do when you walk in the door that matters. It's what you do when you walk out.' That's when you've made a lasting impression."
- Jim Thome
(Related: Dad, Impression, School)

"Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Impression, Inspiration, Moments)

"I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Women, Impression, Job)

"Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Impression, Books, Shakespeare)

"Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister's husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Sister, HusbImpression, Idea, American, Americans, Pretty)

"But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Time, Impression, Consistency, Motives, Satisfaction)

"Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Life, Trust, Impression, Hurt, Will)

"He's a guy's guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions - don't imitate Sean Connery's voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it."
- Shane West
(Related: End, Film, Pretty, Voice)

"The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho about the whole thing of war."
- Timothy West
(Related: Time, War, Impression, Being, Reality, Ugly)

"I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Being)

"We've created an impression that life is risk-free, and it's not."
- Alastair Wood
(Related: Life, Impression, Risk)

"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!"
- Ron Wood
(Related: People, Impression, Rest, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Impression)

"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
(Related: Love, Trust, Work, Impression, Character, First, Psychology, Training)

"Not only may she unconsciously register a favorable impression with my associates and me, but she may also suggest something by her work that will lead to some new and novel feature in a forthcoming production."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Work, Impression, May, Production, Will)