Quotations on Impression

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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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Impression, Mission, Will)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Impression, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Impression, May, Prudence)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Impression, Running, Wine)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Impression, Fun, News, Reading)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dance, Impression, Talk, Talking, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Family, History, Impression, Past)

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
(Keywords: Health, Life, Medical, Impression, Care, End, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: Life, Impression, Reason, School)

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
(Keywords: Change, Life, Impression, First)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Impression, Country, Project)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Impression, First, Language, Now, Past, Photography, Reality, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Medical, Impression, American, Friends, Poor, Sentimentality, Silence, Socialism)

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

Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Impression, Painting)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Impression, May)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Love, People, Impression, Fact, First, Talk)

This new art made a deep impression on me, and I began to study it ardently.
- Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Impression, Quiet)

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
(Keywords: People, Impression, Being, Information, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Life, Impression, Children, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Business, Impression, Right)

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
(Keywords: Love, Patriotism, Politics, Impression, Brothers, Country, Honor, Party, Sisters)

Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.
- Robert Musil
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Impression, Complaint)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Work, Impression, First, Sky, Water)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Impression, Artist, Name, Pleasure)

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



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