Quotations on Impression

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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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Impression, Man)

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)

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
(Keywords: Impression, Character, First, Open)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Impression, Being, Fact, School)

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
(Keywords: Impression, Charisma, Holly, Summer)

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)

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
(Keywords: Impression, May, Woman)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Impression, Reason, School)

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
(Keywords: Impression, Being, Disney, Now)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Life, Impression, First)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Peace, Impression, Country, Project)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Impression, Want)

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

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

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)

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



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