Best Quotes About Impress

I couldn't help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake. -Dan Quayle

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity. -Nick Faldo

Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make. -William Bernbach

The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people. -James Randolph Adams

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. -Edward VIII

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

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

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. -Orson Welles

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

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

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

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

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

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature. -Edward Hopper

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

One gets the impression that this is how Ernest Hemingway would have written had he gone to Vassar. -Jack Paar

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation. -Jane Fonda

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. -Leonardo da Vinci

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

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. -Orison Swett Marden

Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow. -Marian Anderson

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

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

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

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer. -Anne Frank

In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks. -Scott Adams

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

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye. -Saadi

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. -P. D. James

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression. -Samuel Johnson

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one. -Aristotle

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed. -Bob Dylan

It's far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. -Judith Martin

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

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

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. -Quintilian

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. -John Ruskin

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

Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas. -George Eliot

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

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. -Henrik Ibsen

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make. -James M. Barrie

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

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate. -Richard P. Feynman

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

What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. -Horace

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. -Zora Neale Hurston

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.' -Florence Scovel Shinn

To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them. -Arthur Schopenhauer

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure. -Elias Canetti

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind. -Orison Swett Marden

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

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

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

What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind. -Walter Bagehot

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

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like. -Will Rogers

September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11. -Bill Frist

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world. -Marie de France

Everybody says, 'You impress me as a guy who never wanted to be a movie star.' I say, 'Everybody in the world wants to be a movie star.' -Rip Torn

I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do. -Shuler Hensley

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

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive. -Marvin Hamlisch

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof. -J. K. Rowling

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell. -Hugo Chavez

To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama. -Junichiro Koizumi

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

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

We started playing the Baltimore Colts early, and I was still very impressed with Johnny Unitas, who just passed away recently. I thought he was one of the best quarterbacks at the time when I was very young, he was in his prime. -Bob Lilly

Health care does not worry me a great deal. I've been impressed by some wonderful old people. -Graham Chapman

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

The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive. -Kenneth Williams

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work. -Michael Douglas

I went out with a promiscuous impressionist – she did everybody. -Jay London

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

This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision. -Osama bin Laden

Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression. -Henry Home

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

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

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

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

This new art made a deep impression on me, and I began to study it ardently. -Ruggero Leoncavallo

I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations. -Pietro Mascagni

I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive. -Thomas Nelson Page

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

Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me. -Herbie Hancock

The pace of technological change in recent years has been both impressive and positive for consumers. -Mike Ferguson

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

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

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them. -F. L. Lucas

You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can't say I'm very impressed with the food in America. it's all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches. -Anne Dudley

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part. -Claude Debussy

On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration of Lenin's remark that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with. -Ellen Willis

The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible. -Pierre Bonnard

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

But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression. -Edward Furlong

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

Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate. -Olympia Brown

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

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

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

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

We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, 'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a silly kid trying to impress. -Dick Smothers

It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and – I remember – he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice. -Enrico Caruso

We didn't sell a lot of records, but somehow we left an impression. -Johnny Ramone

Yeah, I'm very impressed with Lifetime, this is the first time I've worked with them. I really like the kind of programming that they're into, so I'm hoping that I will. -Beau Bridges

I'm not impressed by someone's degree… I'm impressed by them making movies. -Richard King

I just get the impression that everyone is willing me to succeed. -Stuart Pearce

I wasn't really qualified to be on Saturday Night Live – I'm not like an impressionist or anything. -Victoria Jackson

He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith. -Abu Bakr

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

Nearness to nature… keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers. -Charles Eastman

Nasser Hussain is brilliant. I am very impressed with him. With no disrespect to the current players, he has had to work with material which is not of the highest quality. -David Gower

If I couldn't broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people. -Mackenzie Astin

The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old. -Sidney Altman

In '87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression. -Wanda Sykes

Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do. -Wanda Sykes

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying. -Irving Babbitt

Usually when attorneys are assembling a jury, they're just looking for sheep that are easily impressed. -Johnny Kelly

The academy gave me a grounding in discipline and hard work that has sustained me throughout my life, and the lessons I learned there I now try to impress on young people. -Georg Solti

Half of me is very excited and the other half is 'Haven't we seen this stuff before?' But I'm very impressed. I almost couldn't picture it when it was being put together. I couldn't picture it being in my hand, what it would look like. -Jaime Hernandez

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block. -John Blair

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

It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you. -Mike Davidson

We've created an impression that life is risk-free, and it's not. -Alastair Wood

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

And, I was really impressed with how beautiful our country was and how friendly the people were. -Duane G. Carey

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

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

I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing. -Major Taylor

My impression is that American policy speaks not of antagonism but rather partnership. -Gerhard Schroder

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

If you don't know something, admit it. But, try to impress them with what you do know. -Bob Weinstein

Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer. -Dick Dale

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt. -Dick Dale

The temporal quality of all things was being firmly impressed upon me. -George Peppard

Most of my friends aren't actors – and not one of them is overly impressed with what I do. -Jeremy London

The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence. -Robert Rainy

The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape. -Jim Barksdale

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind. -Alfred Russel Wallace

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

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

I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive. -Adam Arkin

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know. -Al Roker

I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there. -Floyd Abrams

They greatly respected scholarship in itself, but they also impressed upon us that there were great opportunities available for those who were well educated. I received my primary and secondary education in Chicago. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh! -Louise Jameson

Tom is the most eccentric person I have ever worked with. We get on very well and I am most impressed with how he can hold an audience in the palm of his hand. -Louise Jameson

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake. -Vincent D'Onofrio

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time. -James Henry Breasted

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. -John Burns

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

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

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with. I was very impressed with her, I really was. -Albert Finney

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

If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them. -Helena Blavatsky

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength. -Meir Kahane

You can get sucked into the idea that, 'Gosh, this is impressive. Maybe I should do this. It will look good.' Or 'I'll write like this because it will impress that critic.' -Amy Tan

They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980. I'm not sure that that can be re-gained again, but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive. -Jack Kilby

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time. -Anthony Holden

The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time. -Harold Acton

He was a fantastic player, but the thing that impressed me most about Paul was his manner off the pitch. He was always very humble about his achievements and had a lot of time for the paying public and people in general. -Kenny Cunningham

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people. -J. Paul Getty

I'm not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest. -Jeri Ryan

One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play. -C. Everett Koop

Even my great grand-mother did impressions. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Many an article that I myself penned twenty years ago impresses me now as something quite foreign to myself. -Ernst Mach

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

Tim Burton is underrated. I loved Big Fish, loved that movie, think it's the best movie of the year, hands down. Really impressed with that. -David Zucker

An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937. -Philip Warren Anderson

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

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution. -Bob Schaffer

I did movie star impressions as a kid in high school. Somehow they just got out of hand. -Don Adams

I've been impressed, over the last 15 years, with how often the somewhat conspiratorial comments of Haitian villagers have been proven to be correct when the historical record is probed carefully. -Paul Farmer

Men seem to think that page 3 girls are only interested in money. Money doesn't impress me at all. Not in the slightest. -Katie Price

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

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

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

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

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

On that Sunday morning the first thing that impressed the people who approached the tomb was the unusual position of the one and a half to two ton stone that had been lodged in front of the doorway. -Josh McDowell

I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award. -Lester B. Pearson

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

An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else. -William Ames

The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content. -Gustav Mahler

I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment… a job. -Bernard Hinault

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse. -John Drinkwater

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

I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing. -Ritchie Blackmore

It's the first time I've seen myself act, and I can't say I'm impressed. -Lillie Langtry

I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude – he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant. -Ritchie Blackmore

The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn't really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn't hear it. -Rick Derringer

Because the series is situated in the next century, and for the most part under water, there are many innovative technical gadgets. It's a kind of StarTrek. When I first came there, I was really impressed myself. -Jonathan Brandis

After the many rumours that we had heard about Hitler and the published criticisms we had read about him, we were pleasantly impressed. His appearance was neither pretentious nor affected. -Hjalmar Schacht

The traces of upheavals become more impressive when one moves a little higher, when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges. There are still plenty of shell layers. We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones. -Georges Cuvier

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

The publication of the third volume of Capital has made hardly any impression upon bourgeois economic science. -Rudolf Hilferding

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

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

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me. -Edward Hopper

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

However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute. -Frederick Reines

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

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

Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein, I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film, so impressed with what cinema could do. -Francis Ford Coppola

Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood. -Gustav Stresemann

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

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

I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me – Cecil Taylor is an amazing character… Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing. -Luc Ferrari

The impressionists, Debussy, Faure, in France, did take a few steps forward. -Pierre Schaeffer

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

I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again. -Alan Ladd

The WTO has one of the most impressive records in global economic governance, by promoting trade liberalisation and economic development. -Anna Lindh

The events in the square, of course, made a deep impression on me and many other parents. -Vaclav Klaus

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

I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script. -Dennis Farina

My first public impression was my French teacher, Derek Swift. -Rory Bremner

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs. -Cleveland Abbe

We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them. -Nobuo Uematsu

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

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

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission. -Patrick MacGill

I've no idea what they make of me. People usually don't recognise themselves in an impression. -Rory Bremner

I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility. -Victor Garber

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive. -Ella Maillart

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

The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions. -Bernard Ebbers

I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen, who was a very famous movie star at the time, but as a kid it didn't impress me. We always had great fun with him. He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles, riding around in the desert; he was like a second father. -Herb Ritts

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

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

I'm incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a goal, and believe that they can make a difference and then go ahead and do just that. I think it's incredible. -Fiona Apple

I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym. -Ralph Fiennes

I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as they seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive. -J. William Fulbright

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

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

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like. -Brad Paisley

In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody. -Brad Paisley

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

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

Nevertheless during these two seasons, Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty to pull himself out of the most critical situations. -Jacky Ickx

But when you see personal artifacts relating to – by genealogy at least – a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before. -Bob Edwards

We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan. -Jon Porter

In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with him. -A. E. van Vogt

I'm impressed with how professional they are and what they can get an animal to do. I mean, dogs and cats – that's one thing. But when you get into the larger animals, that's a different thing all together. -M. Emmet Walsh

I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how you needed to have a sensible story, a plot that developed, with a beginning, a middle, and an end that would tie everything together. -Dorothy Fields

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

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

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16. I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before, and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor. -Kurt Masur

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

We are so lucky Americans are impressive with what they're willing to give. We get bashed too much. And, so many young people in this country give so much. They're not all gang bangers. -Jami Gertz

When you see the films of certain young directors, you get the impression that film history begins for them around 1980. -Jacques Rivette

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

I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research. -Douglass North

Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as… well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs. -Captain Beefheart

And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard. -Warren Zevon

Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it. -Melissa Bean

Stanley Kubrick knew we had good graphics around MIT and came to my lab to find out how to do it. We had some really good stuff. I was very impressed with Kubrick; he knew all the graphics work I had ever heard of, and probably more. -Marvin Minsky

Let's say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride. -Boris Kodjoe

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

I was so impressed with the work we were doing and I was very involved ideologically in photography – that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association. The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so on and we had an exhibition in New York. -Ben Shahn

I am impressed with what happens when someone stays in the same place and you took the same picture over and over and it would be different, every single frame. -Annie Leibovitz

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

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

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

When I was a little kid, I was very impressed with Elvis. -Robin Trower

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

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

Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region. -Roger Wicker

Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons' feelings, a courtesy that's inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I'm immediately impressed. -Kent McCord

Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought. -Joseph Barbera

I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life. -Jenny Agutter

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

Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning. -Marsilio Ficino

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

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

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

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

I was most impressed with the professionalism of our soldiers stationed there, and I am now more confident than ever that that the operations at Guantanamo are being conducted in a humane and necessary manner. -Jim Ryun

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things. -K. Eric Drexler

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

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

I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game. -Aries Spears

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain. -Childe Hassam

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

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

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

I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them. -Robert Anton Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed. -Kate DiCamillo

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

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame. -Phil Donahue

It is an honor to be on the cover of this game because the World Cup is such a big thing around the world. My kids are really quite impressed so that's fun. -Claudio Reyna

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

What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations. -Fritz Kreisler

What impresses me is the young actors with terrific talent arriving on the scene. They'd have blown us all away in the old days. Guys like Brad Pitt. -Robert Wagner

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

Dr. King is so inspiring, so impressive, so moving as a human being. -Michael Bolton

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

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. -Edgar Allan Poe

Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility. -Charles Baudelaire

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. -Matthew Arnold

Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it. -Bernard Levin

I'm not particularly impressed with going 50 miles per gallon. That doesn't impress me when we can go to the moon. -Alexandra Paul

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

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

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. -David Ogilvy

Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current. -Laurence Sterne

Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life. -W. C. Fields

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. -Calvin Coolidge

Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being. -Ken Burns

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. -Andrew Carnegie

If music leaves any impression at all, it does so without regard to stylistic issues. -Aulis Sallinen

The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression. -Quintilian

It always impresses me when a person of small stature has command. -Ned Beatty

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions. -Margaret Fuller

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

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. -Dalai Lama

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

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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

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

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've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job. -Francois Truffaut

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort. -Henry Rollins

But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place. -Lawrence Summers

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

Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression. -Robert Musil

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales. -Marie Curie

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. -Robert Benchley

Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. -Catherine Deneuve

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

With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system. -Herbert Hoover

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

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 Adams

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

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

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

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

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years. -Agatha Christie

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

Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we're talking about, the ever turning wheel. -Morris West

The scientific perspective of the world, especially the living world, inexorably impresses on us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing. -Arthur Peacocke

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold. -Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope each week I grow and impress you guys and make you happy. -Lauren Alaina

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

I have seen 'Thor', yeah. It's fantastic. Being that close to something, it's often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that's a pretty good sign. -Chris Hemsworth

I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things. -Ian Mckellen

I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter. -Rose Byrne

This office is smaller than the last one I had. I'm not trying to impress people. I want to be close to them. -Steve Wynn

The most impressive person I've ever met? Elaine Wynn is no slouch. She's a much better person than me. But I've got her. Finders keepers, losers weepers. And it's been forty-seven years. -Steve Wynn

No, I've always been impressed with the tremendous resilience of the American economy. I think over the years, over the decades, it's demonstrated this tremendous ability to take severe body blows, if you will, and bounce back. -Dick Cheney

I collect art, and I drink wine… things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, 'I'm going to buy art to impress this crowd.' That's just ridiculous to me. I don't live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself? -Jay-Z

I think for new artists the hardest thing is putting the face with a name. People maybe heard our song on the radio or something but until they get several impressions of who you are – from whatever it is, whether TV or a live show, I feel like they don't quite connect the dots. -Charles Kelley

Well, I would never admit to copying Karl Rove's play book, but there's no doubt that what the Bush people did in 2004 was impressive. They had neighbors talking to neighbors. They did a remarkable job increasing Republican turnout in states like Ohio and Florida. -David Plouffe

I'm moving on. I should have made that clear when I made the announcement. I guess I wasn't clear. If people think you're leaving a show after all these years, you might be retiring. So I understand where they're coming from, but I should have impressed the fact that I hope I'm just moving on right now. -Regis Philbin

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

It was an easy choice to return with Lotus Renault GP as I have been impressed by the scope of the team's ambition. -Kimi Raikkonen

If you start to disrespect the character you're playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler – you can be impressed by it, but it's not going to touch you in any way. -Steve Coogan

I can give you the King's English and then I can take it to the street, but do both or do one and don't do one knowing only the street. That's going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people, and it will impress them negatively. -Angela Bassett

Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing. -Emmanuelle Beart

I don't see my old films, but I think of the characters I played as friends, like the women I meet in my life who made strong impressions on me. I remember them and they are part of me. -Emmanuelle Beart

Fox News is nothing if not impressive. No matter how harsh the criticism it endures, the network somehow always manages to prove itself even worse than we had previously imagined. -Eric Alterman

I'm very impressed by St. Patrick's. Another deity to me is definitely Saks Fifth Avenue. Someone told me that when they go to Vermont, they feel like they're home. I'm that way at Saks. -Caroline Rhea

It's all about impressing people. -Christine Taylor

I don't know that 'NCIS: Los Angeles' is a complete reinvention, but I'm playing one of the guys in charge this time. Before I'd be cast as a young impressionable character. I think part of that is just being more mature. -Chris O'Donnell

Don't forget, I'm 39. I didn't come here just for the money to impress myself. I'm not saying I am going to be dominating. I'm not saying I'm going to be good. But I can promise you I will do all the right things to play. -Jaromir Jagr

People have this impression that I'm this crazy Christian, but I'm really balanced. -Cheryl James

I can't stand the club scene. It's all about impressing people. -Christine Taylor

I loved the opportunity to just transform my voice. I loved the idea of doing impressions and mimicking and playing around with the spectrum of your own voice. That's what I enjoy most about doing voice-overs. -Justin Long

When I was 15, I had a crush on this guy who was really good at magic, and so I learned to juggle, thinking it would impress him. I spent hours and hours practicing, planning to show him. And then I never even saw him again. But at least I learned how to juggle. -Danica McKellar

I can run up a wall and do a back flip – that's the most impressive thing that I can do. -Callan McAuliffe

I like to have the impression that whatever is happening is true. -Nadine Labaki

For everyone, there are those moments when you have great days with someone you wouldn't expect to. Then you have to go back to your real lives, but it makes an impression on you. -Sofia Coppola

When I was younger, I had no interest. But after I went to Paris to see the collections for the first time a few years ago, they made a huge impression on me. I realized that fashion is an art form, like acting or painting. -Camilla Belle

Some people have this impression of me: 'Boy, he's always so serious on the field. Football. Football. Football.' -Peyton Manning

I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves. -Shaun White

I understand I'm supposed to be feminine and dainty, but I'm not. There are two sides to the coin. People are more impressed with things that I do because they almost treat you as if you're handicapped if you're a woman… people can be impressed that I can play a few chords on the guitar. -Kesha

My dad was an engineer and so I had this picture of science and technology and pursuits of the mind as being more impressive than artistic pursuits, which I saw a as kind of frivolous. -Scott McCloud

I know people that could serve me canned tuna and saltine crackers and have me feel more at home at their table than some people who can cook circles around me. The more you try to impress people, generally the less you do. -Alton Brown

Because I had an accent, people had this impression that I was dumb. -Wilmer Valderrama

People see my impressions as a great skill and I am flattered, but there are things I can't do that everyone else can. I can do funny voices and funny faces but I can't drive. -Matt Lucas

To me, if you're trying to impress a girl, get a date, they're gonna like that more because you're a confident guy. That's what it comes down to. -Tom Brady

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

It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content. -Maria Sharapova

I'm going to have to be impressed and feel confident in the people I'm handing a book to – or I'm not going to do it. Once you hand it to them, you're out. You have no control over it. -Michael Connelly

I really was very impressed with DMX during the whole experience on 'Romeo Must Die.' I like working with him. I liked him. And I was very impressed with the reaction of the audience when he was in the picture. -Joel Silver

The Germans have done wonderful work. Not long ago, a German battle group battalion conducted a very impressive counterinsurgency operation in a portion of Baghlan province. I think these are the first counterinsurgency operations conducted by any German element after World War II. And they did a very impressive job. -David Petraeus

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shook our nation to the core. Americans were deeply frightened, sad, and angry, and they rallied around a President who, at the time, showed impressive certitude and calm. -Eliot Spitzer

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

My father was the king of the joke-tellers. I was so impressed as a child watching him, holding people in rapt attention. -Carol Leifer

Right now, I've never been more impressed by the new bands that we meet. I may be 10, 20 years older, but we're all on the same page about culture, music and life. -Chris Robinson

I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit. -Colin Quinn

I don't want to give people the impression that I'm an almost perfect human being. -Dale Murphy

Actors want to impress at the beginning, so you take advantage of that by suddenly saying, 'Right, you're here for two weeks.' What you're doing is creating a siege mentality. -Danny Boyle

To grow up under really simple circumstances, and to understand that certain things were ornamental… that made an impression on me as a child and is something I use. -Helmut Lang

The last thing I would want to do is to create the impression that sectarianism came from only one side of the community. -Mary McAleese

What Americans can't face is that one of the reasons that the Russians and the Chinese were so impressed with us during the Cold War was the fact that Nixon and Kissinger went on bombing despite public reaction. -Robert D. Kaplan

It takes a lot of energy and creativity to make such screwed up lives carry on. And the kind of will people have to survive, year after year, dealing with that stuff, is weirdly impressive. -Jon McGregor

With me it's always about first impressions. -Billy Zane

I travel a lot. If you look at my suitcase, everything is extremely well-packed and well-folded; people who travel with me are impressed at how organized I am. Some would refer to me as a maniac for this. -Joel Robuchon

I'm very impressed that there are so many fans – not just in Japan, but here in America – that are fond of the work that I've done. I'm actually kind of embarrassed by it all. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Researching real people and doing them, I think, is harder than anything else. You don't want to do a caricature of them and you don't want to do an impression. You just want to do the best you can, in terms of presenting their views and a general impression of the guy. That's the hardest thing to do, real people. -Stephen Root

When people talk to me about tyranny, it makes me laugh and gives me the impression that people suffer from amnesia. -Jean-Claude Duvalier

For me, it doesn't matter how difficult something is, it doesn't matter how impressive it is, it's what sounds best that really counts. -Dave Navarro

We're generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments. -Daniel Kahneman

People have a negative impression of New York that I don't think is quite fair. -Billy Graham

If you are giving a graduate course you don't try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you. -Noam Chomsky

Today, writers want to impress other writers. -Paulo Coelho

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong. -Mitt Romney

I'm in love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can't impress them with a beach. -Rose Byrne

Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign. -Jeb Bush

Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits. -John Mayer

Well, Howard Stern has been doing his impression of me for years. It doesn't really bother me. -Jerry Seinfeld

President Obama's 100-day plan is pretty impressive. I think it's a Wow 100-plus days. The administration is not operating from fear, it is trying to drive change for the future, and that's a good thing. -Andrea Jung

I hate flatscreens. I don't want to see anything in that much pixilation. I don't need to see the pimple on someone's face. I love the world through glass. The more old, dusty and tainted that glass is, the prettier and more impressionistic that is to me. I don't need to see everything perfectly. I don't like it. -Drew Barrymore

I went to a psychoanalyst. He explained things about my love life that I found very impressive… almost scary. -Britney Spears

The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience – anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form. -Carol Ann Duffy

I never think if I do an impression of someone, I'm never making fun of them. -Kristen Wiig

People are so easily impressed by running, but I run pretty frequently. -Julie Bowen

Sometimes I think that there's a fine line between impressionistic and messy. -Lady Gaga

The American people are pretty impressive in their ability to keep after something if they think it is doable. -Paul Wolfowitz

You have this impression from England that New Yorkers can be quite aggressive, but certainly the people that I've bumped into and the friends I've made here don't seem that way. Just walking down the street and asking for directions, people seem to be very helpful and happy to help. -Archie Panjabi

All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please. -Padma Lakshmi

People are inevitably disappointed, because no one's as good as Bill Clinton's first impression. Or, he's done things. He's disappointed people in a variety of ways. And so then, the fall is hard. -Dee Dee Myers

It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives. -Charles R. Swindoll

Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are. But that is not quite as reassuring as it might seem. -Thomas Sowell

I love New York, it's always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it's very international, with people from all over the world. -Sean Combs

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

It's interesting – a lot of good actors are good mimes. But I'm terrible. If I tried to do an impression, nobody would know what I was doing. -Christopher Walken

You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me? Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all. -Daniel Craig

It's always impressive when talented comedians are easy laughers or generous with their laughs. -Hank Azaria

My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out. -Frances O'Grady

I'm also very impressed with the best people in experimental electronic world, like Peta and Eckart Aillers and Finez and Jim O'Rourke and Oren Umbarci and Francesco Lopez. Most of them use the computer as their main instrument. -John Frusciante

I have one friend that I've had since I was born, and she's from Coatzacoalcos. She's not really impressed or interested in the actor's life. My family isn't really either. -Salma Hayek

Film has played such a big part in my life, in my impressions of the United States. -Famke Janssen

I think it's safe to say that it's rather premature for anyone to make any initial assessment or analysis of Kim Jong-un, or have an accurate impression on Kim Jong-un. -Lee Myung-bak

When I look at the chaotic and volatile debate right now, both in Germany and around the world, my impression and concern is that the daily barrage of proposals and political statements is making markets and consumers even more nervous. Still, Brussels is pressing for a joint European approach. -Peer Steinbruck

When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It's just a first impression. Then there's someone who doesn't catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren't what you would call beautiful sex symbols. -Brad Pitt

I tend not to trust people who live in very tidy houses. I know that on the surface there is nothing wrong with a person being well-ordered and disciplined. Nothing, except that it leaves the impression of that person having lived in the confines of a stark institution which, although he or she has long since left, remains within. -Jack Dee

You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes. -Vivienne Westwood

Before I'd written movies, I never could do big set-piece scenes with a lot of different speakers – when you've got twelve people around a dinner table talking at cross purposes. I had always been impressed by other people's ability to do that. -Joan Didion

But I think we're also just talking about the literacy of the audience. The visual literacy of the audience. They've seen so many images now, especially here in the States. There's so much to look at, to watch. So the visual storytelling literacy is harder to impress. -Keanu Reeves

I'm known for impressions and family stories. -Jay Pharoah

Remember, the Congress doesn't get as many opportunities to make an impression with the public. -Nate Silver

Do not be taken in by 'insiderisms.' Fledgling columnists, eager to impress readers with their grasp of journalistic jargon, are drawn to such arcane spellings as 'lede.' Where they lede, do not follow. -William Safire

Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That's not how I do life. But that's the impression people have, and that's what keeps getting reiterated. As if I'm still stuck in all the muck of the past. And I am so not. -Halle Berry

How can I impress strangers with the gem-like flame of my literary passion if it's a digital slate I'm carrying around, trying not to get it all thumbprinty? -James Wolcott

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

I dread handshakes. I've got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake. -George Foreman

I don't know if I'm an impressionist or an expressionist. You can call me an American first… I've been labeled doing neimanism, so that's what it is, I guess. -LeRoy Neiman

I think everyone who goes to see a 'Bond' movie expects to be impressed by the look and the locations chosen. Certainly I was when I grew up watching them, and I don't think that's changed in the last 50 years. -Callum McDougall

It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life. -A. J. Liebling

I really need to work. People think that I'm no longer interested in acting and only interested in working with the animals. Obviously I have given that impression, but it is not how I feel. I think I'm a good actor. I think I look OK. I don't understand why I'm not working all the time. -Tippi Hedren

I thought Obama ran the best campaign I have ever known – disciplined, well organised, very, very good. I was very impressed. -Nancy Reagan

It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it. -John Cusack

If I can score goals, then why not, I think the fans will love to see that. I have a big career looking ahead and I want to impress. -Royston Drenthe

I myself am pathetically impressed when I meet writers of very long novels. How can they spend so many hundreds of hours at the miserable, lonely pastime of creating fiction? -Arthur Smith

I am still bowled over by this great young adult novel by David Levithan called 'Every Day,' which is about a character with no gender or body who wakes up every day in the body of a different person. It's a really impressive execution of a really great premise. -John Green

One of Obama's most impressive attributes is his quiet confidence: Voters sense that he is comfortable in his own skin, a dedicated father and friend who won't waste time with the phony rituals of Washington. -Ron Fournier

The artists of the past who impressed me were the ones who really focused their work. -Brian Eno

I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way. -Elizabeth McGovern

The people I choose to work with, I work with because I'm already impressed with them, you know? -Jon Brion

I am trying to impress myself. I have yet to do it. -Shia LaBeouf

I'm not impressed by people's degrees. Harvard doesn't impress me, Yale doesn't impress me, Columbia doesn't impress me. -Sean Hannity

But I like it when my patients are impressed not knowing that I was an Olympian. -Debi Thomas

Although being economics editor sounds impressive, it does not mean I actually edit anything. It mainly reflects two decades of title-inflation at the BBC, which has given ever more status to senior reporters, presumably because it is cheaper to do that than to offer higher pay. -Evan Davis

They're a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They're not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They're like, it's cool and everything, but whatever. They're just as impressed by YouTube. -Frank Black

I think people are enticed by indie rap and every time you have a group going against the grain, they're gonna be like, 'Wow, you did it yourself in 2012, that's impressive – how did you do it? What're you doing that's different? And how can I be a part of it?' -Macklemore

I find impressionists slightly annoying, really. -Steve Coogan

I don't really consider myself an impressionist. -Rachel Dratch

My method of helping someone is saying, 'Wow, you look amazing. Let me help you look even better.' I think tearing someone down is an awful thing to do. It has a lasting impression on people. -Carson Kressley

Based on the people l've spoken to, I think the impression is: Is America safer from Al Qaeda? Yes. Is America weaker as a nation because we have overspent and over-focused on Al Qaeda? Yes. I think that would be the conclusion that people seem to have come to and that I tend to agree with. -Richard Engel

As a young boy I won a few dollars in 1972 when Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby. I had overheard someone say he was going to win, and I guess that made an impression on me. -Matt Gonzalez

Sometimes I'll read an audition and I'll get a very strong first impression about who the person is, and I usually go with it. -Kristin Bauer van Straten

Whether it's viewers of the show or readers of my columns and books, I'm consistently impressed with their wit, humor and insight. That goes for about 95 percent of the audience. The other five percent are why the 'Delete' option and restraining orders were invented. -Richard Roeper

You make a first impression and people never forget it. If people want to think of me as the wacky 'Juno' lady forever, I could think of worse ways to be labeled. -Diablo Cody

Even some of the most jaded D.C. types are still impressed when the leader of the free world enters the room. -Joel C. Rosenberg

I have more engagement with New Zealand than people might think. Unlike the impression I have of the American president, who sits in the Oval Office and people come to them. -John Key

I know acting is not impersonating, but I'm good with impressions. I can do impressions of people I know, and people I've been, and roles that I've acted before. -Jemima Kirke

I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous – or notorious – in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.' -Stephen Hunter

And I love to cook! I've impressed hundreds of women with my cooking. And they always come back for more. -Luke Evans

As awesome as it is to be with a big act and get three catered meals a day and get a dressing room with an actual shower in it, it's hard sometimes as a new artist to come across in 25 minutes. You get 25 minutes to hopefully impress these people. I think the longer set is more suitable for us and gives us an opportunity to connect better. -David Nail

I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style. -Lindsey Wixson

Vampires are so old that they don't need to impress anyone anymore. They're comfortable in their own skin. It's this enigmatic strength that's very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who's going to look after his woman. -Stephen Moyer

I've always been slightly self-conscious as an actor, and I guess that sometimes reads as pomposity. Starting when I was 30, I somehow gave off an impression at an audition that had them mentally put me in a three-piece suit or put an attache case in my hand. If there was a stiff-guy part, the director would brighten up when I came in. -Charles Kimbrough

When I was younger I didn't really know what genre of music I'd want to do because I'd always done so many different types, so many impressions. -Ben Barnes

I can only speak for myself, but public school did nothing for me musically. I got the impression a musical career was frowned upon. But in the arts, resistance can often be the strongest inspiration. -Charlie Fink

I'm pretty rubbish, as we say in Britain, artwise, and I always envy people who can pick up something and even do just a little doodle of someone that looks vaguely like them. It's impressive. -Freddie Highmore

A glimpse at my night stand gives the mostly true impression that I am a book hoarder. -J. Courtney Sullivan

I speak a little Spanish but I am so impressed by people who can speak a lot of different languages. -Matthew Morrison

If someone has an ability to impress an audience there's a tendency to be tempted into doing just that. -Michael Sheen

Nothing impresses the ladies like a clean, pressed pair of khakis and a large pattern shirt featuring either classic cars, mojitos or men playing golf. -Tim Heidecker

There was a fascinating handmade poster scene in Chicago in the '90s, and I became friends with many of the artists; the posters were often more impressive than the bands. -Andrew Bird

I always say that the characters in Jane Austen's original books are rather like zombies because they live in this bubble of immense wealth and privilege and no matter what's going on around them they have a singular purpose to maintain their rank and to impress others. -Seth Grahame-Smith

I grew up with an incredibly loving and supportive family that gave me the impression there were a lot of options for me out there. -Esperanza Spalding

I'm a Navy brat. You find that a lot of stage actors are Army or Navy brats, because they have the ability to make a big impression, make friends, and then leave just a few months later. -John Michael Higgins

I think if you watch a lot of what I do, you're going to ultimately walk away seeing me. I can't hide – that impression is a personal impression people have of me. -Michael Shannon

I can watch films and say how technically beautiful they are, but I'm not impressed by any technicality. -Abbas Kiarostami

I can't do impressions. -Ellie Kemper

There are so many things to think about when you make an album. Like, who am I trying to impress? Am I going to get respect, critical acclaim? Or am I going to sell lots of records? -Ellie Goulding

I've learned not to let it be the end of the world if a boy doesn't like you. I used to put so much effort into boys. I started playing guitar because I wanted to impress this boy. Then, I ended up in love with guitar and I didn't care about the boy anymore. -Ellie Goulding

I influence anybody who is able to get through the chaos of my first impression. -Gary Vaynerchuk

In terms of characters I wish I had created – just because I haven't dealt with anything like them – I'm really impressed by characters who can endure over time, whether that be a long series run like a Harry Bosch, or a character who endures over generations and continues to please readers: Sherlock Holmes. -Michael Koryta

I can't impress enough upon people that if you tell an honest story that people relate to and people believe and invest in, you can do anything. -Paul Feig

A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination. -Richard Eyre

I don't do anything to impress anyone, quite successfully I can tell you. -Ehud Barak

But I want to pay tribute to Anna Lee Woodruff, an extraordinary, selfless woman and beautiful grandmother who in her quiet determined way was a role model for her two daughters, and who left a lasting impression on so many who knew her. -Judy Woodruff

Like many Catholics, I was very affected by the personality of Jesus and that impression, pious as it was, has stayed with me. -Simon Callow

There's always been some concern that adult subject matter should be quarantined from a page that attracts children. Unlike late at night, when 'South Park' and 'Colbert' are on, impressionable minds are wide awake when the newspaper arrives. -Garry Trudeau

You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress. -Bernie Sanders

It's a trap I've fallen into earlier in my career – trying to be liked. Don't do it. When I watch TV and I see someone trying to make me like them, acting cute or quirky or goofy, I'm not impressed. Don't act like America's watching you. Just latch onto your character. Characters are flawed. Be unlikeable. Be flawed. Be a person. -Nathan Fillion

I love doing impressions and I love doing accents. -Atticus Shaffer

Trust me, the only real way to understand 'Chic' is in highfalutin terms. Our chord progressions were based on European modal melodies. I made those early 'Chic' records to impress my jazz friends. -Nile Rodgers

I'm no spring chicken. The same arthritis that ate up my left hip that finally got replaced hasn't stopped there… And touring is a lot of work. I'm impressed when I see people like Eric Clapton out there. Gee whiz, Eric, give me a break! I know it's gotta hurt somewhere. -Steve Perry

The best way to impress a woman is to be the most honest you can. -Jean Reno

Before I was 5, I did have a lot of time on my hands. I had no job and really no career, and I spent an awful lot of time listening to records. It was more the classical ones, really – Prokofiev, and I think there was some Mozart in there, and more impressionistic composers like Delius. -Wallace Shawn

'If I Should Love Again' – I was just so impressed with myself writing something like that. It wasn't a single and people didn't really know about it, but it's a beautiful song and that's part of what I'm loving. -Barry Manilow

Not much over £1,000 a month for the private soldier on operations is hardly an impressive figure. -Mike Jackson

I mean yeah, your individual style is your impression to the world. -Taylor Momsen

I'd love to do a movie like 'The Machinist.' It's an extreme movie but it takes you to a place that is quite impressive. -Kellan Lutz

I've been very much intrigued by and impressed with women. But I've never been intimidated. Even if I make a fool of myself, it's better to have tried. -Kellan Lutz

I get around OK with a toolbox. As a kid, I picked up skills following my dad through the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas. My wife Janine is hard to impress, but she does think it's cool when I fix things around the house. -Ronnie Dunn

I'm very much involved in art. I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev. -Ronnie Dunn

Authors can only soft sell the environment. Create a wonderful story around the environment involving the characters that leaves a lasting impression on the reader's mind. -Wilbur Smith

One gets the impression that Elvis Presley does what his business advisors think will be most profitable. My advice to them: Put Elvis Presley in the studio with a bunch of good, contemporary rockers, lock the studio up, and tell him he can't come out until he's done made an album that rocks from beginning to end. -Jon Landau

The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch. -Jon Landau

I guess I was always a ham, and I was anxious to try doing different things. I started doing impressions to make friends at school. I would do them during recess. Maybe some of the kids thought I was being weird, but everyone seemed to have a good time. -Vesta Williams

I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn't choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug. -Gayle King

I have an impressionable palate. A well-worded menu or beautifully presented dish excites me. I get a great deal of pleasure just thinking about food. -Gayle King

Dancing was my sport when I was younger. So I chose that over everything. And then, I just had to keep going because it became a competitive thing. But I'm not trying to impress anyone anymore. Dancing is more like my art, now. -Heather Morris

Physical beauty isn't so impressive to me. -Dita Von Teese

Discerning the will of God is a very tricky thing, partly because, you know, the little voice in my head can either be God's voice or it can be my own ego doing a magnificent impression of God's voice. -Gene Robinson

I like the songs to appear very simple and to flow by without any kind of hiccup, but there has to be this impression of other currents underneath. Like if the songs aren't, on some level, multidimensional, we lose interest in them. -Gillian Welch

I don't preach or try to impress my views upon people. -Raine Maida

Clinton impressed Assad: a young man who appeared to want to be neutral in the Arab-Israeli dispute – an illusion of course, but that's what Assad thought. -Robert Fisk

When she was running for election in 2006, I went to Missouri to campaign for Senator Claire McCaskill. She impressed the hell out of me and I fell in love with her mother Betty Anne who is a pistol! -David Mixner

You can track elections by who was playing that president on 'SNL' at that time. There's the theory that the more likable or charismatic impression would help get the president elected. -Jordan Peele

I think America has dealt with – I mean, this is simplistic, and of course I don't live in America – but the impression I get is that there is not a kind of obligation to dislike those who are better off or be frightened of those who are worse off. -Julian Fellowes

People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things. -Melanie Lynskey

I know a lot of actors who get a part and then they dissect it and they want to change it and they want to add stuff. I'm always amazed and so impressed by actors who do that. -Naomie Harris

I'm surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don't have any problem telling me I'm acting like an idiot or I'm not that funny. -Paloma Faith

When you first hear Mozart's music, your first impression is that it's very alive, but if you peel away the layers, you can hear sorrow and sadness behind it, and that's what I try to be: multi-layered. -Park Chan-wook

The only person who really impressed me with making new music is Cudi. Everyone else seems to be jumping on the same music, the producer-made stuff, but the one person that's made new music to me is Cudi. -Lupe Fiasco

Basically, I'm really impressionable and have no sense of consistency in anything I do. -Grimes

My husband is old-fashioned and kind, he does the greatest Sinatra impression, and I'd never have written anything if he hadn't read all those bedtime stories and unloaded the dishwasher while I slaved over chapters. -Allison Pearson

Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough. -Chetan Bhagat

Aesthetics – rather than reason – shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. 'Thinking in Numbers' is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences – the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example. -Daniel Tammet

I started to write things down, as a very young child, wanting to find a way to remember – to keep close, somehow – moments that made an impression on me. -Anne Michaels

I did go on safari in Kenya when I was 17, with my mother, stepfather and little brother, and I kept a careful journal of the experience that was very helpful in terms of my sensory impressions of Africa. I have traveled quite a bit at distinct times in my life, though now that I have kids I've settled down. -Jennifer Egan

What has impressed me the most about the Italians whose tables we've sat at is that they are traditional cooks but also outrageously innovative. These people are wild improvisers. -Frances Mayes

A music director cannot and should not be chosen on the basis of a first date. It is not so difficult to make a good impression with a single appearance, usually containing some of a conductor's party pieces, works they have performed successfully many times before. -Leonard Slatkin

All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris. -Peter Ackroyd

'London' is a gallery of sensation of impressions. It is a history of London in a thematic rather than a chronological sense with chapters of the history of smells, the history of silence, and the history of light. I have described the book as a labyrinth, and in that sense in complements my description of London itself. -Peter Ackroyd

The most impressive airplane ever, I believe, was designed only a dozen years after the first operational jet. Stayed in service till it was too rusty to fly, taken out of service. We retreated in '98 back to something that was developed in '56. What? The most impressive spaceship ever, I believe, was a Grumman Lunar Lander. -Burt Rutan

Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party's positioning really impressed me. -Kurt Bills

The impression of Pakistan is that people are corrupt. I don't think they are as corrupt as they are made out to be. I can look you in the eye and tell you I've never bribed anybody. -Mian Muhammad Mansha

I fell in love with coaching. I loved interacting with young people, having the opportunity to make a tremendous impression on them. -Morgan Wootten

I don't have hard numbers about this, but the impression I get is that the amount of eyeballs you get from being on the humor shelf at Barnes & Noble – it is almost insignificant. -Randall Munroe

My first job was in a nursing home – a terrible place in retrospect. It was in an old house, and the residents were so lonely. People rarely visited them. I only stayed there a couple of months, but it made a strong impression on me. -Kim Edwards

Words and ideas work in the short run to get you through school and to impress educators and employers. But they do not work in the long run or in the deep run. We soon find ourselves separate and without wonder. -Richard Rohr

I wanted to be free to write the way I wanted to write, and my impression of Christian publishing, at least in fiction, was that there wasn't room for what I wanted to write. -Sara Zarr

One of my favorite authors is Robert Cormier. He was a devout Catholic and a very nice man, which might not be the impression you get from reading his books. -Sara Zarr

Name the book that made the biggest impression on you. I bet you read it before you hit puberty. In the time I've got left, I intend to write artistic books – for kids – because they're still open to new ideas. -Gary Paulsen

For 30 years I've been schooled in everything from government, and economics, to medicine and international relations. But don't be impressed. Someone once said being a general assignment reporter simply means you are equally ignorant about most everything. In other words, I know a little about a lot. -Lester Holt

My mother bought me a brand new suit for going away to college. We were poor, but she wanted me to have that. It was a powder blue suit with peg pants – you know, skinny at the bottom. I think I made quite an impression with that. -Tom Heinsohn

I remember seeing the Colosseum for the first time when I was a young boy. It left a lasting impression on me. -Diego Della Valle

I was fascinated with jeans, because you can impress your life upon the jeans you wear. The way you sit imprints on the jeans. -Jack Dorsey

For a combination of reasons, and despite evident fondness for American products and individuals, my impression is that most Pakistanis have extremely negative views of the U.S. as a geopolitical player. -Mohsin Hamid

NASA has spin-offs, and it's a huge and very impressive list, including accurate and affordable LASIK eye surgery. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I don't really care that much about eating. But I like impressing people with how good a cook I am. So I will cook. I'm an excellent cook. Not many people know that about me. -Patricia Marx

Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat out denial of the gospel of grace. -Brennan Manning

The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing through a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. -Henepola Gunaratana

There's almost nothing that distracts you from your day-to-day problems more than a trip. You're totally consumed in the present, you've got new sense impressions, you've got all this stuff to digest. -Tom Freston

I admired the work ethic of the cowboys I read about. The idea of these young people taking on this much responsibility was impressive. I would like modern readers to have an appreciation of this. -Walter Dean Myers

We learn much during our sleep, and the knowledge thus gained slowly filters into the physical brain, and is occasionally impressed upon it as a vivid and illuminative dream. -Annie Besant

The poet sees better than other mortals. I do not see things as they are, but according to my own subjective impression, and this makes life easier and simpler. -Robert Schumann

Ministers should impress upon the people the necessity of individual effort. No church can flourish unless its members are workers. The people must lift where the ministers lift. -Ellen G. White

I wear a pedometer, aiming for five miles a day – don't be too impressed; that includes walking around my house and food shopping. -Elinor Lipman

I met with Hitchcock when I was a very, very young actress just starting out and he was making 'Frenzy' in London and I was sent along to meet with him. He was very, very unimpressed with me and I have to say, I was rather unimpressed with him – but only because I was an arrogant, ignorant young actress. -Helen Mirren

I'm under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry. -Helen Mirren

The scariest people to turn a movie over to are always the people who are drawing up the poster, because that's the first impression it's going to make. And very often it's portraying a very different film from the one the actors actually did. -Jesse Eisenberg

When dictators feel their support slipping among adults, it is not unusual for them to alter school textbooks in the hope of enlisting impressionable youths in their cause. -Samantha Power

I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people – especially young people – and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool.' -Saoirse Ronan

A name, of course is like a piece of clothing, isn't it? It gives you an impression right away. -James Salter

I'm a really good dinner party guest. I am always so appreciative, impressed that anyone has even managed to turn on the oven and cook for me. -Lucy Punch

Capra is an old-time movie craftsman, the master of every trick in the bag, and in many ways he is more at home with the medium than any other Hollywood director. But all of his details give the impression of contrived effect. -Manny Farber

I've learned to accept the fact that my students are far too busy preparing for their own legal careers to care one bit about the off-campus antics of Professor Burke. I get the impression that my students are vaguely aware of my novels, but are at best mildly curious. -Alafair Burke

I was downright obnoxious. In second grade, we had some program where we kept a public list of all the books we read. I think it even included the number of pages. In my nerdy mind, having the longest and most impressive list was somehow going to make up for the fact that I couldn't climb a rope or do a backwards summersault in PE. -Alafair Burke

I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist; I think he's created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like 'Novacane.' -Curtis Jackson

We had many books and pictures… my parents' way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up. -Alfred Stieglitz

Historical costumes from the 18th and 19th centuries look so complicated, but when you see the patterns, it's very systematic. I've always been impressed by how the patterns economize the fabric. -Olivier Theyskens

Obviously I'm not a role model for impressionable youth. -Sam Kinison

I'm always impressed by how compassionate the gaming community can be when they have a cause and appreciate that they leverage our platform to raise money for those in need. We continue to encourage giving in support of important causes, including Extra Life 2012. -Emmett Shear

I'm always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humour. -Tamara Mellon

A lot of critics are lazy. They don't want to look closely and analyze something for what it is. They take a quick first impression and then rush to compare it to something they've seen before. -Willem Dafoe

There is force and vitality in a first sketch from life which the after-work rarely has. You want a picture to seize you as forcibly as if a man had seized you by the shoulder! It should impress you like reality! -William Morris Hunt

Don't put needless expense into painting a head! Don't try to match tints! Rose and pearly colours blend into each other so that no one can unite them if painted separately. Keep the impression of your subject as one thing! -William Morris Hunt

One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive 'talking to' was all I got. -Lincoln Steffens

One of the important lessons of the Internet is, how easy it is to get things done completely shapes what gets created. For that reason, technologies like Amazon's cloud service are very important. Even if they aren't technically impressive, they make things easy to do. -Patrick Collison

I'm carrying an iPhone 5. I like this device. It's been impressive. I have a Windows and an Android device… I carry an iPad. I carry a Kindle… Yeah, I have a lot of devices. -Randall L. Stephenson

One of the things I'm trying to do over and over again in my books is create new mythologies, create new ways to understand the complexity of the world. I think what mythology does is impress upon chaotic experience the patterns, hierarchies and shapes which allow us to interpret the chaos and make fresh sense of it. -Clive Barker

I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing – how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks. -Eddie Murphy

Bill Hader does a really good impression of me. -Fred Armisen

I'm actually surprised how technical a lot of commercial wine production is. Things are done very much from an industrial chemistry point of view at certain price points, but that's not the impression you get with wine. -Brian Schmidt

The Yas Marina circuit is really pretty impressive. The track itself has some quite slow corners and not a great deal of overtaking opportunities, but it seems to combine a road course with a circuit course. -Alexander Rossi

I grew up in a house where language was appreciated and cared about. I'm sure that, although I wasn't aware of it at the time, it must have made an impression on me. -Marian Seldes

Consciousness turns out to consist of a maelstrom of events distributed across the brain. These events compete for attention, and as one process outshouts the others, the brain rationalizes the outcome after the fact and concocts the impression that a single self was in charge all along. -Steven Pinker

People are under the impression that dictionaries legislate language. What a dictionary does is keep track of usages over time. -Steven Pinker

My dad's quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very questioning of the commercial world. He looked down on pop culture. I definitely got the impression that pop was evil and that Britney Spears was evil. -Marina and the Diamonds

XTC is my favorite band; I'm a huge Neil Young fan, Jayhawks, all that type of stuff. I like Death Cab for Cutie, also Ryan Adams. I try to impress my children: 'Have you listened to such-and-such?' They're not impressed. -Nathaniel Philbrick

If you see a man who is so obviously impressed with his own appearance, then you wonder what his priorities are. -Edward N. Ney

You have to think of a restaurant as a series of impressions. But what makes my job so great is there's no one answer that's right for every restaurant. -David Rockwell

I think when dance is mediocre, it's painful. But when dance is really impressive, it destroys. -Neil Patrick Harris

If the only people we seek to impress are within our own ivory towers of artistic excellence or our hallowed institutions, we will find the audience is gone in 20 to 30 years. I find as I keep a broader audience in mind, I choose to sing and say more things I actually want to share and fewer things just for the sake of impressing others. -Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

Isn't it ironic that pay, perks, and benefits all cost your company at the bottom line, but authentic recognition, especially when it's most unexpected, costs very little and gives the most impressive return on investment? -Chip Conley

I discovered that close to half the planet is 'pristine.' We live in towns such as London, Paris or Sao Paulo and have the impression that all the pristine areas are gone, but they are not. -Sebastiao Salgado

I'm so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. They have this exquisite taste. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices. -Claire Danes

All we do as songwriters is rewrite the songs that have impressed us till we find our own voice. It's part of learning the craft. -Steve Earle

The good thing about people underestimating models is that the bar is set so low, you tend to impress people more easily. -Cindy Crawford

I get kind of sad when I look at all of my magazines and think about how at one time I was much more impressed with a certain fashion editorial, or how I feel like I can't really relate to being that excited about fashion anymore. Maybe it's being jaded, but I honestly like that now, when something's really good, I feel more affected by it. -Tavi Gevinson

I'm always so impressed with these actresses with their perfect make up and hair and sometimes I'm very aware that I'm not like that. But I don't think I can do things any other way. I would be wearing a disguise if I started to apply that stuff. -Clemence Poesy

My hunch is that people often affiliate with causes online for selfish and narcissistic purposes. Sometimes, it may be as simple as trying to impress their online friends, and once you have fashioned that identity, there is very little reason to actually do anything else. -Evgeny Morozov

When you did impressions on 'MADtv,' the producers gave you a Walkman that played huge sections of whatever movie was being parodied, with your character's catchphrases recorded on a loop. You'd wear this thing around during rehearsals and for a week listen to the voice you had to impersonate over and over again. It drove all of us crazy. -Artie Lange

My family originally lived in Brooklyn. Our first apartment was a little place above my father and uncle's hardware store in Coney Island. Now, don't get the impression that we were surrounded by merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and Ferris wheels. Nope, this was a little side street. -Gilbert Gottfried

I was never one to go up to someone as a five- or six-year-old and say, 'Hello, my name's Paul, will you be my friend?' But I found if I did an impression of the PE teacher or whatever and people laughed, then they did like me, and so then they started talking to me, rather than me making the initial overture and then maybe being rebuffed. -Paul Merton

My sister is a good story of resiliency. She had a full ride at UC Davis, but she left school to go to the Philippines – and then she decided to go back to school in her 40s, which surprised me. She went to UC Berkeley, and I think she was one of two African Americans in her class at Haas. She's really impressive. -Chili Davis

The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes – but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life. -Ezra Taft Benson

When one begins, as I did, to analyze men after a fairly long experience of analyzing women, one receives a most surprising impression of the intensity of this envy of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, as well as of breasts and of the act of suckling. -Karen Horney

Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly – it was all still, solemn and religious. -Bayard Taylor

You know, I like to think that I'm a really strong, tough person, but I'm not. I'm a very, very needy person. I'm very insecure. I'm very impressionable. -Katee Sackhoff

When I was in my 20s in the 1970s, I read all of Jean Rhys. I have reread very little since because the first impressions were so powerful they have stayed with me. -Linda Grant

My products and magic are free, but on the commercial side of what I do, the big tech companies are impressed with somebody like me who can emotionalize a piece of technology. -Marco Tempest

I'm not a phony-friendly guy and I'm usually very quiet and not a big laugher, so some people might take that for rudeness and being mean. If anyone ever got that impression, I apologize. I love all my fans and really appreciate all their support! -Jesse McCartney

I never do impressions, but I probably should. People like that stuff. -Norm MacDonald

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? -Thomas Sowell

A country that has really resonated with me and I was really impressed with was Israel. I found that the whole country had a very special atmosphere. I was there to perform, but it was one of the few places that I've visited over the years that I had some free time to explore, and I was hugely impressed by all the religious history there. -Andrea Bocelli

I'm most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal. -Andrea Bocelli

I remember seeing 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' with Colleen Dewhurst, and that made a really big impression on me, and I remember wanting to be like her and I still want to be like Colleen Dewhurst! My mom took me to a lot of theatre growing up, and I also remember seeing Pippin and being like, 'Wow! -Brooke Smith

Labels don't really impress, it's the uniqueness and risk in decor that inspire. -Bryan Batt

I didn't have any aspirations of becoming famous or successful; in fact I was scared to death of all that. I remember somebody once said that if a rock musician goes on tour, he goes insane. I was very impressionable and I carried this useless weight of fear around with me about going on tour, all because of this thing somebody said. -Steve Vai

That's one of the difficult things of being an actor that I'm still not used to. You have to go, you have to show up at these places where you know nobody, and sometimes with really impressive, high stakes people like Roman Polanski. -John C. Reilly

For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It's very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer. -Derek Jeter

Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it's also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate. -Helen Fisher

Sometimes the media gives us the impression that we are terminal patients, because of problems of global warmth or the ozone layer. And the people, they don't understand that they can could change this situation for the better if they could act locally in a city. -Jaime Lerner

You get older, you start meeting girls, you want to impress them. And if you happen to know an instrument, what you do is turn on the radio and try to figure out how to play popular songs. -Jake Shimabukuro

My first marriage was not happy. I married him because I was impressed that he knew which wines to order and how to leave his visiting card. Ridiculous reasons. -Jean Seberg

Forget 'full of myself,' I'm not remotely impressed with myself. -Jeff Garlin

I think it is not easy to impress a girl, especially with the looks that I have. It is quite tough. -Dhanush

'Cooking Lucky' is a show for guys – or girls – or really for anyone who is all thumbs in the kitchen and needs some help cooking meals that are so incredibly impressive they make it look like you've been slaving in the kitchen all day when in reality, they are so effortless to put together that even a moron can do it. -Eden Riegel

I'm completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It's the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves. -Moshe Safdie

Mainly, I don't like it when music is made solely to impress people or in order to please business people; it doesn't sound good to me. If you're making music in order to become famous or loved by the masses… that's not what I'm about. When somebody's making music for the wrong reasons, I hear it right away. -John Frusciante

Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you. -Randy Pausch

Of course I'd like children. But I have to get over my impression that being pregnant is like popping corn. You expand and expand until you pop. -Markie Post

I have kind of a funny relationship with movies. I don't have to see the whole movie to get an impression of it or to let it have an influence on me. -Lana Del Rey

I was impressed with what someone like Karl Lagerfeld built and did and the house that he made, but there was never really a female figure I wanted to emulate. -Lana Del Rey

Northwestern's alumni list is truly impressive. This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that's just me! -Stephen Colbert

I was actually picked on as a kid. I guess in high school it started to change for me. I guess being picked on made a lasting impression on me so I never – whenever somebody calls me handsome or anything like that, I never take it for granted. I appreciate it every time I hear it, so it's never something that gets old. -Lance Gross

I used to cheerlead in high school, and I had the biggest crush on one of my teammates' brothers. I was a great tumbler, so when he showed up at practice one day, I tried to impress him, but I ended up landing on my face! When I got off the ground, I had rug burn on my nose. I was in tears because it hurt so bad! -Josie Loren

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

Friends are sometimes a big help when they share your feelings. In the context of decisions, the friends who will serve you best are those who understand your feelings but are not overly impressed by them. -Daniel Kahneman

My impression is that the elimination of memories greatly reduces the value of the experience. -Daniel Kahneman

Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product. -Elon Musk

'Encore' was an experiment. 'Encore' was the second chance at a first impression. 'Encore' was not completely planned. -Hunter Hayes

If we're really honest with ourselves, most of us will admit that we want to impress people, and this is what's causing us to do what we do. -Joyce Meyer

I was impressed by the Taj Mahal. A good bit of work, well looked after, worth paying money to see. -Karl Pilkington

Any trend that is developed too fast and is disposed right away is not going to have a lasting impression on the culture, you know? -Tablo

I always laugh when people call me a misogynist. I… love women! Everything I do is to impress women. And if I hated women, why would half my fans be women? -Tucker Max

I think the problem I have is that first impressions are the ones that stick with people. And people's first impressions of me are obviously from the film, from 'Gregory's Girl.' -John Gordon Sinclair

I'm not one of those girls who can think, 'Right, I'll put a scarf with that and a little brooch there and maybe a vintage jacket.' I'm so impressed with girls who look terrific in a little thing they picked up at the local charity shop. I just look scruffy when I try to do vintage. -Sophie Winkleman

Romance is sort of an island right next to care. When you care about someone and you listen to them and you hear them and you can feel them and you know just what's right, and generally it's something that will be very unimpressive to a room of strangers. -Ashton Kutcher

Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you're working, even if you're not. -Ashton Kutcher

Whether this was explicitly taught or implicitly caught, I grew up with the impression that when it comes to the Christian life, justification was step one and sanctification was step two and that once we get to step two there's no reason to revisit step one. -Tullian Tchividjian

I felt that one of the things God impressed on me was that I needed to start a nonprofit corporation, so that any money that came my way, whether it was an honorarium, a book sale or a gift, would go into a nonprofit ministry. -Anne Graham Lotz

Often I have the impression that I am writing on paper that is already browning in the licks of the flames. -Ernst Junger

I have two or three cars that I like, but today, Ferrari would be the best car I have driven in terms of being an impressive car. -Ratan Tata

First impressions matter more in basketball than in any other sport, and they can be savored only in person. Players can't hide behind pads or helmets, so we can stare at them, evaluate every move they make: running, jumping, walking, even ogling the cheerleaders. We can see every ripple and tattoo. If they're lazy, we can tell. -Bill Simmons

I don't really have control over my direct impression on people anymore. I used to be the person putting my CD in people's hands. But I'm kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice. -Chance The Rapper

My acting career began on the streets of New York. When I was a cop, I played many impressive roles, from derelict to a doctor, and my life often depended on my performance. -Frank Serpico

I was always impressed by Betty Ford and what she went through and how full of integrity she was, and how brave. I think Mrs. Reagan was a role model of my mother's generation, intelligent, very supportive of her husband. I am very different from my mom, but I admired her devotion. -Teresa Heinz

I think sometimes I write to impress my influences. Whether they're actually acquaintances of mine, people that I think will hear the record or not, I still write – not to imitate my influences – but to write something that would live up to their standards. -Jason Isbell

If you're an impressionistic painter and you want to paint expressionism, you've got to change. You've got to figure out a way to do it and do it. If you've been playing jazz all your life and you want to start to play rock n' roll, blues, then do it. -Tobin Bell

In our generation, everybody told us that it's really important and it's nice to be able to speak a lot of languages. It's an art, too. It really impresses me, people who speak, like, seven languages. I admire them so much, so I began with English, and then Spanish and maybe Portuguese. -Adele Exarchopoulos

Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely. -Maya Angelou

I'm impressed with how the NBA, as a whole, is dressing so well. Guys are being very creative and having fun with it. -Tony Parker

The older I get, the more I just like plugging directly into my amp. I'm tired of trying to impress myself with weird sounds. It's about the notes more. -Steve Vai

If I were trying to impress a girl, I wouldn't get all super dressed because I would look like I was trying too hard. Instead, I would probably wear what I normally would. -Taylor Lautner

The older I get, the more impressed I am with women. I have yet to meet a woman who is not strong. They don't exist. -Diane von Furstenberg

I'm very impressed with 'Drive.' -Nicolas Cage

I remember there were days when – and this is kind of gross – I would sleep in my uniform to save time in the morning and then get up and go to school… it didn't matter because I didn't have to impress anyone, and I didn't have to look cute in class. -Stacey Farber

An incident that left an impression on me was the 1999 sub-junior national boxing championship held in Calcutta. I had trained extremely hard to get there but got kicked out in the first round itself. 'If others can win, why can't you?' I repeatedly asked myself. -Vijender Singh

I try to keep in my mind the simple question: Am I trying to do good or make myself look good? Too many of our responsibilities get added to our plate when we are trying to please people, impress people, prove ourselves, acquire power, increase our prestige. All those motivations are about looking good more than doing good. -Kevin DeYoung

There's an impression that actors make a lot of choices. I just take what's there. -Christopher Walken

Once you change the technology – from a film camera to a video camera, or from an 8-mm camera to 16 mm – you change completely the content. With 8 mm, a leaf on a tree will be made up of maybe four grains. So it's very impressionistic, almost like Seurat. If you switch to 16 mm, the technology gives you hundreds of grains on that leaf. -Jonas Mekas

Cinema has become my life. I don't mean a parallel world, I mean my life itself. I sometimes have the impression that the daily reality is simply there to provide material for my next film. -Pedro Almodovar

To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman. -Judith Butler

A lot of the girls my age were impressed by silly stuff like money and fame. I wanted to be able to have intellectual and spiritual conversations with someone who was on the same page as me. -Nick Cannon

They do not air 'GH' in Holland, so I don't get recognized. But the Dutch are wonderfully unimpressed with celebrity, so even if the show did play over there it probably wouldn't affect things much. It's a wonderful life and I am so blessed. -Anthony Geary

There's this misconception that the Navy is this cruise ship, and you get to go out and sail around, and every now and then, you have to swab the deck. But, no, it is a very impressive group of young people that live at sea, in this place that's very uncomfortable. They exude a pride that is well-deserved. -Tom Hanks

Hal Holbrook was in one of my first television movies when I was about 18 or 19. He'd made such a strong impression on me and a lasting one in terms of what being an actor was. -Sean Penn

Any designer believes his gun is the best, and when its test performance is a bit less impressive compared to others, he feels bitterness and envy. -Mikhail Kalashnikov

Everything that we experience every day leaves a long-lasting impression. -Pharrell Williams

I grew up in Chicago and was a huge fan of 'The Second City', so when I moved to L.A., I was looking for anything that resembled that… then I started 'The Groundlings', so I went to a show and it was very much like 'Second City'. I was so impressed that that same night I went backstage and I went up to the funniest person there. -Kathy Griffin

When I met Elvis, we didn't really have a conversation. I was introduced by my uncle, and he sort of grunted my way. What stays with me is the whole scene. I had never seen a real mob scene before. I was really young and impressionable. Elvis really did look – he looked sort of not real, as if he were glowing. -Tom Petty

They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest – you're just under no illusion with them. -Hugh Laurie

When I was about ten, I was very impressed by the way Tarzan could swing through the trees from vine to vine. No one ever told me, 'Don't try this at home.' -James Dobson

Of all the writers I have read, Vladimir Nabokov has made the biggest impression on me because he, despite living through the 1917 February Revolution, forced exile amidst the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, the two World Wars and quite a lot of controversy, was an author who never gave up. -Ashwin Sanghi

I don't think punk fashion is a specter or overemphasized – it made a big impression, as there had never been anything like it before. -Vivienne Westwood

I actually think of myself as quite a shy person, although I know I give the impression of someone much more confident. I think what I do have is a capacity to listen to the other, even if the other is an opponent. That leads, in all senses of the word, to an engagement. -John Berger

My mother goes crazy over babies. Some people just do. They love 'em! I never have. Babies scare me more than anything. They're tiny and fragile and impressionable – and someone else's! As much as I hate borrowing stuff, that is how much I hate holding other people's babies. It's too much responsibility. -Margaret Cho

I love being a mum, but it's much more intensive work than being an actress – going to work feels like you've got a day off. Not that I want a day off from being a mum; it's just perhaps I had this impression before that mums don't work. But they work more than anyone. -Natalie Portman

There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli. -Nikola Tesla

I know that I come from mid-20th century America, urban, specifically downtown New York, specifically an Italian-American area, Roman Catholic – that's who I am. And a part of what I know is there's a decency to people who tried to make a living in the kind of world that was around us and also the Skid Row area of the Bowery; it impressed me. -Martin Scorsese

The public may admire a corporation for its impressive size. Who in the United States doesn't? But when a business, however gigantic, gets smug enough to believe that it is sufficient only to match competition on trivial points instead of leading competition in valid matters, that business is becoming vulnerable to public disfavor. -Raymond Loewy

The Moon was the most spectacularly beautiful desert you could ever imagine. Unspoilt. Untouched. It had a vibrancy about it and the contrast between it and the black sky was so vivid, it just made this impression of excitement and wonder. -Charles Duke

The great effort of civilization has been, and still is, the attempt to introduce a principle of control into that casual swarm of impressions which makes up men's thought and of which, especially with swayed by emotion, spontaneous action is the law. -George Edward Woodberry

I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it's not forced. I can tell when it's natural or when someone is just trying to impress me. -Adriana Lima

The funny thing is, I sometimes get the impression that some people outside of the field think that there's some element of security that we have in working on a theory that hasn't made any predictions that can be proven false. In a sense, we're working on something unfalsifiable. -Brian Greene

I was an English major at the University of Minnesota, and I was very shy, which many people misinterpreted as intelligence. On the basis of that wrong impression, I became the editor of the campus literary magazine. -Garrison Keillor

People are impressed with me – because I can sleep for just 45 minutes – I'm used to it. -Miley Cyrus

Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire. -Max Weber

I'm very wary with impressions – I don't think I'm very good at impressions, I hate doing them. -Bobby Moynihan

People are still under the misguided impression that models don't eat. Not sure about the other girls, but I do! -Chrissy Teigen

I just don't give off a great first impression. -Mike Birbiglia

Maharaj-ji, in my first darshan, my first meeting with him, showed me his powers. At that point I was impressed with the power. But subsequently, I realized that it was really his love that pulled me in. His love is unconditional love. -Ram Dass

Zappa was very technical and impressed by things that were musically challenging – weird time signatures, strange keys, awkward chord sequences. Zappa was important to me as an example of everything I didn't want to do. I'm very grateful to him, actually. -Brian Eno

People think all fame is the same, but being on BBC Two from time to time does not make you Warren Beatty. I honestly can't impress that upon people enough. -Stephen Merchant

If there is any message in the 'Wimpy Kid' books, it is that reading can be and should be fun. As an adult reader, when I see an obvious moral lesson to be taught, I run in the other direction… Kids can sniff out an adult agenda from an early age. I'm writing for entertainment, not to impress literary judges. -Jeff Kinney

My family was going back to England to visit my mother's grandmother, who was very ill. We went up to Liverpool and I met my great-aunt, who was just a force of nature. She was an elocution teacher and a huge enthusiast for theater and the classics. I took her amateur acting class, and she was really impressed with me. -Kim Cattrall

What makes creative people tingle are interesting problems, the chance to impress their friends, and caffeine. -Alex Steffen

However much I might have yearned to be one of The Beautiful Ones, particularly at those ghastly school discos, where any desperate attempt to impress the opposite sex lead to at best deep humiliation, I now feel extremely blessed that I wasn't. -Miranda Hart

It's a vicious circle. If you feel hideous, you convey it to people. A couple of male friends from university have said, 'I quite fancied you, but I wouldn't have dared…' and I was like, 'Oh really?' I was completely amazed that anyone had ever fancied me, and also that I'd obviously given an impression of 'Don't touch me.' -Miranda Hart

My face always looks bored or depressed. It's not an accurate impression. -Tao Lin

As a novelist, where do you go to tap into memories, and impressions, and sensations? It's usually, in my experience, your early life, before you started thinking of yourself as a writer, because somehow those experiences are unadulterated. -William Boyd

Tiny quails may not seem as impressive as a mammoth turkey, but there is something refreshing about a spread of individual birds on the Christmas table. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I played a little bit of 'City of Heroes' – they have a really great character generation system. I was pretty impressed with that. I played 'World of Warcraft' with my kids. That's a lot of fun. -Jim Lee

Unlike fashion, art isn't applied. It doesn't have to serve anybody. It doesn't have to be there for any other reason than to give an impression of what the world is about. -Raf Simons

A fit body gives you confidence. And there's nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you'll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident. -Virat Kohli

Lauryn Hill might have cursed a couple of times in her music, and Missy Elliot definitely just doesn't care. I'm really more inspired by their creativity more so than just the cursing. I'm really impressed by clean music. -Lil Mama

Growing up, the way that I looked was very important to me. I was always trying to impress people, and when I grew my beard there was a certain freedom, a separation, getting past this the way I looked, identify myself as a spiritual seeker. -Matisyahu

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

The beauty of music is that everyone hears it their own way, and every song you hear leaves an impression on you that alters the way you hear everything from that point on. -JC Chasez

I've always had this impression that notoriety came when you're trying to get notoriety. -Ariel Rechtshaid

You get one chance to make an impression, and coasting through is a disservice. -James Vincent McMorrow

Fashion has a political role insofar as following it can give you the impression to belonging to a certain social group or a private club. -Carine Roitfeld

I don't like intellectuals, or, at least, people who call themselves that way, because I am under the impression that there is always something condescending in their demeanour, and I don't like condescending people. -Carine Roitfeld

At the end of the '90s, I was very bored with the usual models, so I discovered a new generation that impressed me with their fresh look. I still keep working with models like Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss, and I am still looking for new, interesting faces. Life is about discovery, and you should never stop searching. -Mario Testino

I've praised Obama's record on same-sex equality as enthusiastically as anyone: it's one area where his record has been impressive. I understand, and have expressed, the emotional importance for LGBT Americans of his marriage announcement as well as its political significance. -Glenn Greenwald

I remember my mother taking me to see the Picasso show in the 1940s, and I was impressed by the life and vibrancy of it all. It was a bit too avant-garde for most Londoners at the time, but since then, the city has become a centre for modern culture. -Richard Rogers

I dread handshakes. I've got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake. So I'll say, 'Gimme five!' If a boy wants a handshake, I'll just give him a hug. -George Foreman

When I started off, I always used to do parodies and impressions, mimicking people… and then institutions. You become aware that some institutions have their own language. You almost define yourself by how you speak. -Armando Iannucci

I started quite young at school, compering a charity event at an old people's home. I would do stand up and impressions and enjoyed the laughter. It's very addictive. It's a lovely sensation to say something and hear a whole room laugh. -Armando Iannucci

Making changes in the fast food that makes up such a significant part of the American diet, even if the numbers aren't impressive, will have important health up sides. -David Perlmutter

Most religious people in America fully embrace science. So the argument that religion has some issue with science applies to a small fraction of those who declare that they are religious. They just happen to be a very vocal fraction, so you got the impression that there are more of them than there actually is. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I started doing impressions of Steve Urkel and Ed Grimley as my way of getting through the fear of rejection. -Daniel Breaker

Northwest Ohio is flat. There isn't much up. The land is so flat that a child from Toledo is under the impression that the direction hills go is down. Sledding is done down from street level into creek beds and road cuts. -P. J. O'Rourke

Jeans fit the mature male one of two ways, both dirigible in nature. You make a public impression that's either Hindenburg or Goodyear blimp. -P. J. O'Rourke

As a boy, the very words 'Liberty Bell' and 'Independence Hall' fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation. -Chiang Kai-shek

My impressions of the Russian Revolution can be divided into two periods. The first period was when I showed deep sympathy. My second period is one of disappointment. This change was the result of close observation on the spot. -Chiang Kai-shek

Yes, yes, children must early be made to practise piety, godliness, and propriety; a person of good breeding is one into whom 'good maxims' have been instilled and impressed, poured in through a funnel, thrashed in and preached in. -Max Stirner

When I write notes in my journal, I'm just trying to scribble down as much as possible. Later on, I decide whether to follow some of those first impressions or whether to abandon them. -Natasha Trethewey

People who suffer from anxiety are very good at hiding it. That can often be a contributor to the anxiety because the gap between the internal perception and the external impression can feel so large. -Scott Stossel

Usually in France we prefer to say bad things about the Nouvelle Vague, but I'm always impressed with its freedom and the fact of not making a film to give your opinion but just as a piece of art, which to me means the Nouvelle Vague. -Arnaud Desplechin

I am cynical about politicians. My experience of politicians has been thoroughly negative. I have found that politicians are people that can not be taken at face value. There are very few politicians I have been impressed with. -Zac Goldsmith

I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese. -Larry Ellison

Light rails are too bus-like to impress most commuters, too squished and close to the ground. Monorails, by contrast, strike a chord with travelers. There's something about the sleek designs, the pillowy rides, and the panoramic views that just enchants. -Brendan I. Koerner

I've never been impressed with bureaucratic tradition. I don't like it when the parties come to me and say, 'This is the way that it's always done, judge.' I never found anything in the oath I took or the statutes I was asked to look at that said, 'Judge, stop thinking, because this is the way it was done before.' -Jed S. Rakoff

The Holy Ghost bears witness to us of the truth and impresses upon our souls the reality of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, so surely that no earthly power or authority can separate us from that knowledge. -James E. Faust

It's a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do. -Michael Jordan

I feel more pressure when I'm writing for teens. I'm very aware that my audience is impressionable. Therefore, I'm far more careful about what I say and the language I use. -Sarah Mlynowski

It would be awesome to be so impressive that we could sway people to our way of thinking just by declaiming our thoughts, but probably most of us lack such gravitas. Luckily, there's something even better: evidence, logic, and argument. -Barry Eisler

I am impressed with the innovation in the wireless marketplace. The Blackberry, the iPhone, the Pre, and other smart devices are breakthrough technologies that have helped revolutionize the wireless space. -Julius Genachowski

I want to preserve the free and open Internet – the experience that most users and entrepreneurs have come to expect and enjoy today and that has unleashed impressive innovation, job creation, and investment. -Julius Genachowski

Movies are a commercial medium. We don't make movies to impress our friends and critics. It's an expensive medium. We have to gain money from it. -Ranbir Kapoor

I was 18 when I did 'The Amanda Show,' and I was 19 when I did 'MadTV,' and I was in way over my head. I was just sort of a goof who could do impressions of WB stars – speaking of the Dawson Van Der Beek era – and it was overwhelming. I don't think I've learned more faster in my life than when I worked on 'MadTV.' -Taran Killam

I am not good at first or second impressions, and you have to spend some time with me to know me. Also, I don't want to put my best foot forward and prove something, as that is not me. I would rather be me and have you like me for who I am, instead of being someone else. -Emraan Hashmi

In my home country, there was a little shop with old books, but it was really in the countryside. You couldn't find English books. I found this very avant-garde American art book that had information about Georgia O'Keeffe. I was very much impressed by her. -Yayoi Kusama

My grandmother impressed upon me the importance of family, and my grandfather encouraged my hunger for learning. -Harley Viera-Newton

Don't try to impress people. Always be yourself! -Bella Thorne

I think that a lot of kids today focus on impressing each other. And while that's really nice, you also have to think about your future, about getting into a good school. -Kara Hayward

The outpouring of support from millions of people in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has been impressive. -Bill Gates

In New York, the Mets are winning the World Series in 1969; that was pretty big, but I would say the moon landing was right up there with the Mets in the World Series. So it made a, a big impression on me as a little kid. -Michael J. Massimino

My theory is that Kurt had a lot of residual pain from his childhood. And when you pile that on top of his experience in World War II – he was in Dresden when it was bombed and saw a city annihilated. When you combine those two things, my impression of Kurt Vonnegut at 84 was that he was a very pained and haunted man. -Charles J. Shields

The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world. -John Tyler Bonner

You were part of a parish life. It was a great community to grow up in. I just was impressed by our parish priests. After a while, I began to think maybe I could do that. -Donald Wuerl

There's a wealth of information on James Dean, and everybody has an opinion on him. James Dean made some kind of impression on everybody. -Dane DeHaan

For an impression, I just find that I can do a lot of the people I love without much research, because I've already watched hours and hours of them on video and it seeped into my brain while I wasn't thinking about it. -Kate McKinnon

I've never been an impressionist. I was doing Sofia Vergara and Elizabeth Dole. I'm sometimes so low-confidence and self-aware, so characters that are confident and ignorant and wrong are my favorite. -Cecily Strong

I think of myself as kind of a hippy. Everyone around me says that's not the impression they get. They think I'm sassy. Apparently, I think I'm nicer than I really am. -Cecily Strong

If you think about it, if you've ever been to a Catholic service, it's practically a laser light show. It's very dramatic, very theatrical. The outfits they wear, it's all designed to be impressive. -Win Butler

Unsuccessful people are the ones who are impressed by celebrity, by people's names and titles. -Robin S. Sharma

At the outset, I think that one should be natural, not just when it comes to writing but in every area of life. If you try to be something that you are not just to impress others, then it's a rather sad life. -Amish Tripathi

The impression left after watching the motions of birds is that of extreme mobility – a life of perpetual impulse checked only by fear. -Richard Jefferies

I have met many people, and everyone's impression of me is based on my career. -Uday Kiran

We spend money we don't have, on things we don't need, to make impressions that don't matter. -Tim Jackson

I grew up watching Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Robert de Niro, and Al Pacino and even Robert Duvall and was impressed by their caliber of work. -Cole Hauser

I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me. -Els Borst

I was impressed by a program called New Roots, which helps women refugees from countries in conflict to start new lives in the U.S. by farming. They are trained in a four-year program, at the end of which New Roots helps them find their own land to farm and live on. -Rebecca Pidgeon

When I read Deborah Brenner's book 'Women of the Vine' about women wine makers, I was impressed that many of the women she had interviewed had come to wine making later in life as a second career. -Rebecca Pidgeon

I used to routinely turn down things that might compound the impression that I was some kind of vacuous blonde. But now, when I look back, I think I should have done them because I would be very rich – being taken seriously isn't all it's cracked up to be. -Mariella Frostrup

I believe that first impressions are very important. -F. W. de Klerk

I had the impression from reading English literature that British women were great beauties, and I only had seen Julie Christie, and she was gorgeous and sexy. I don't know whether it was just my taste, but when I got to London, I went two years without seeing a truly attractive woman. A lot of near misses. -Walter Kirn

I was 'impressed' by Hugh Jackman for five seconds the first time I met him, but as soon as he opened his mouth and shook my hand, I felt comfortable. He made me feel like I was one of his friends. -Denis Villeneuve

Very early on, I was writing stories, and I was amazed at Spielberg's movies when I was young. Coming from the countryside, I was so impressed with the way he was able to tell stories and the way he was able to deal with le merveilleux – the wonders. Very quickly, he became for me a massive hero, and he introduced me to the world of a director. -Denis Villeneuve

I have never been one for musicians. I know girls are supposed to go crazy for frontmen who close their eyes when they sing and nod their heads when the drums kick in, but I'm like Shania Twain with that stuff: That don't impress me much. I'll take wit and brains over the ability to carry a tune any day. -Julie Klausner

Both my parents are immigrants. I've seen different struggles they've had. There's a reason you don't see me using accents. I don't do impressions of my folks. When I'm doing a crappy impression of my folks, and you're laughing, I'm thinking, 'When my parents talk to people, when they walk away do people do impressions of them? Do they laugh?' -Hari Kondabolu

I'm greedy about cities – I like to form my impressions of them on my own, and on foot as far as possible, looking and listening, having conversations with bridges and streets and riverbanks, conversations I tend not to be aware of until a little later, when I find myself returning to those places to say hello again, even if only in memory. -Helen Oyeyemi

I have assumed my clear commitment to a Trinitarian orthodoxy was sufficient evidence that I have not intentionally ignored the role of the Holy Spirit. It may be true, however, that my work has been so Christ-centred, I may have given the impression that the Holy Spirit is an afterthought. -Stanley Hauerwas

Diarrhea, 90 percent of which is caused by food and water contaminated by excrement, kills a child every fifteen seconds. That's more than AIDS, malaria, or measles, combined. Human feces are an impressive weapon of mass destruction. -Rose George

Each year, thousands of UFOs are sighted and reported, which is an impressive tally of unidentified aerial phenomena. Surveys show that roughly one-third of the populace believes that at least some of this sky show is due to extraterrestrial spacecraft, here to probe our airspace and, when that proves boring, our bodies. -Seth Shostak

The split between religion and science is relatively new. Isaac Newton, who first worked out the laws by which gravity held the planets and even the stars in their traces, was sufficiently impressed by the scale and regularity of the universe to ascribe it all to God. -Seth Shostak

Despite the impression you may have from watching too much TV, movies are not about reproducing reality. They're about telling stories. -Seth Shostak

If you don't like airline food, you'll probably have the same impression of space station food. I would not fly to space for the food. -Chris Hadfield

I should not like to leave an impression that all structural problems can be settled by X-ray analysis or that all crystal structures are easy to solve. I seem to have spent much more of my life not solving structures than solving them. -Dorothy Hodgkin

There is more for women in terms of character roles now. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith have constantly changed over the years and challenged themselves with different roles. That's impressive. -Imogen Poots

I will not play just an evil part. In fact, I got offered $7 million several years ago to play the part that Faye Dunaway played in 'Supergirl.' I was kind of insulted. I was impressed with the money, but I said, 'Why are you asking me to play an evil witch? Do I come across as an evil witch to you?' -Dolly Parton

I think my parents knew before I did that I was going to be an actress, because I was doing impressions of Margaret Thatcher at the age of four. -Michelle Dockery

U.S. Government propaganda tries to give the impression that aerial bombardment achieves near-surgical accuracy, so that military targets can be destroyed with minimal effect on civilians. Technical documents give a different picture. -Noam Chomsky

I get the impression sometimes that a play arrives in a sequence of events that I have no control over. -Tom Stoppard

I think I give the impression of being a romantic, and I think inside I'm quite severe. But some might say they had the opposite impression of me. -Tom Stoppard

To this day, when I say that I went to the American Academy, people are very impressed. The reputation of the school has always been fantastic. -Don Rickles

I don't do impressions. -Don Rickles

I can't impress people with the pedigree of obscure French filmmakers that got me into film. It was Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. I really thought I wanted to make dumb action movies. -Doug Liman

Even the pre-schoolers are like, 'I watch you on The Jonas Brothers.' And my own kids. I have been in the greatest movies, even some for kids, and they were never impressed until I did 'Jonas L.A.' -Debi Mazar

I was impressed all my life. Because of the Montreal Canadiens' past, it means a lot because it was a team I cherished as a kid. It was my dream playing for the Montreal Canadiens – it was my dad's team. -Guy Lafleur

I believe that I'm a special player. I think people love the way I just try to play. I don't try to impress anyone when I'm playing or anything. I just have a feel for the game. -Derrick Rose

I have to have three or four books going simultaneously. If I'm not impressed in the first 20 pages, I don't bother reading the rest, especially with novels. I'm not a book-club style reader. I'm not looking for life lessons or wanting people to think I'm smart because I'm reading a certain book. -Chris Abani

I don't need to impress children. -Ion Tiriac

I had a fifth grade teacher who, as a very small way of trying to contain my class clown energy, gave me 10 minutes at the end of class every Friday to present whatever I wanted. A lot of the time, I did an Andy Rooney impression. I would sit at her desk, empty it, and just comment on what was in there. -Andy Daly

If expectations are low, you can only impress people. But if expectations are there for you to be the leading guy, and you've been paid X amount of money, you're on a tightrope, and all of a sudden, you're looking down. -James Marsden

When I was doing 'Ordinary People' and 'Taps,' I never wondered if it would have a lasting impression. I was just wanting to make the best film we could and do my part in that and be true to what my responsibilities were. -Timothy Hutton

I love a lot of high speed turns, turns where you have to push yourself, force yourself to go fast. Then there's something telling your foot to lift off, because it's so fast, and it's impressive when you get that feeling and just drive on. -Jacques Villeneuve

They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles. -Nikki Sixx

I get facials. I get a manicure and pedicure every week. I get my hair cut, and I oil myself down from head to toe. I got that from my brother. I was so impressed with how high maintenance he was. When he left the room, you could still smell him for an hour. -Bernie Mac

First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes. -Elliott Abrams

In high school, I always dressed to impress the girls. -Theophilus London

I don't ever want to be a person that I'm not. A lot of girls fall into the trap where they are trying to impress other people, and that's the time when they lose themselves. -Kate Upton

Apple doesn't need to maximize book sales. It simply needs to keep publishers happy enough to maintain an impressive-sounding inventory of titles while waiting for entirely new forms of publishing to develop. -Virginia Postrel

I learned by listening to other people sing and doing impressions of them. And there are things no one can ever teach you, like phrasing. By listening to Sinatra, for instance – you felt that everything he sang had happened in his life. -Frankie Valli

The Afghans I met were some of the nicest and most honorable people I've ever encountered. There is a code called 'Pashtunwali,' so if someone invites you into their village, every last man will fight to protect your life. I was impressed by that. -Brad Thor

Richard Holbrooke is known for many things, but I will remember him as an impressive, sometimes even intimidating diplomat who understood the value of culture in diplomacy. -Cynthia P. Schneider

I didn't vote for Bush, and I'm not happy particularly that he's president. But I will say I'm impressed that he didn't start bombing Afghanistan the day after Sept. 11. The more time that passes without him bombing Afghanistan, the more I respect him. -William T. Vollmann

A sympathetic parent might see the spark of consciousness in a baby's large eyes and eagerly accept the popular claim that babies are wonderful learners, but it is hard to avoid the impression that they begin as ignorant as bread loaves. -Paul Bloom

Whoever utters 'Kafkaesque' has neither fathomed nor intuited nor felt the impress of Kafka's devisings. If there is one imperative that ought to accompany any biographical or critical approach, it is that Kafka is not to be mistaken for the Kafkaesque. -Cynthia Ozick

To be totally honest? I don't know if I'll keep doing more impressions. People told me I had a facility for it, and I was like, 'Okay, I'm the impression guy.' So you imagine the cast at 'SNL' is an A-Team, and you've got the explosives guy, and I'm the impression guy. -Bill Hader

I started 'SNL,' and I became the one who did impressions. I did that, but then I wanted to get an original character on, and that took a long time to get one on that stuck. And then I got Vinny Vedecci on – 'Oh great' – and then it took a couple more seasons to get Greg the Alien on. You have to have some patience. -Bill Hader

I get the impression that most Chinese entrepreneurs are so focussed on doing what they need to do to succeed in the Chinese market – which is a big enough challenge even for the established players – that nobody is thinking much about the longer run or the bigger global picture. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Painting keeps me occupied in those moments when travel can be aimless and even disorienting. Mainly it is a way to register at least some of the new impressions of a foreign place, when its thrilling barrage can sometimes overwhelm you. -Susan Minot

Most people, it seems, stretch the truth to make themselves seem more impressive. I, it seems, stretch the truth to make myself look worse. -Aaron Swartz

When you can impress your mom by saying you've been to someone's concert, you know you're pretty lame. -Gillian Jacobs

When I was 10, we drove to Disney World. When we arrived, what impressed me most was the meticulous attention to detail; there wasn't a gum wrapper anyplace. -Jason Kilar

Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they 'educate' people about animals should not be taken seriously. Such enterprises are part of the commercial entertainment industry. The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement. -Peter Singer

Canada does a really a phenomenal job of producing music, actors, and entertainers. If you look at the number of people we have in our country relative to the number of people that are prominent in the entertainment industry, it's pretty impressive. -Stephen Amell

I get to teach my daughter what I've learned. I don't want her to feel she has to be a certain way to impress society. If she wants to spit or go play some ball, I'll be so proud, because that's who I am, and that's a real person. -Kendra Wilkinson

Really, I'm the type of girl, and I know other girls who are the types of girls who it's not about the chain, it's not about the car, not about the house or this, that, and the other that you think are impressing me. It's really the intellect. It's really stimulating my mind. -Keri Hilson

I remember when I first came to Los Angeles being staggered by the range of roles open to me. These were leading parts in shiny new projects, and what always excited me was knowing there was a possibility that I could actually get these parts. I always had the impression that I had a chance. -David Harewood

Hugh Jackman really inspired me as a kid. He's a cool Aussie guy who works very hard, and he's a fantastic actor. Obviously, he keeps really fit. He seems like he's happy acting. Who knows if he really is, but he gives you that impression. -Brenton Thwaites

Why movie and dance critics are taking 'The Company' seriously, I can't imagine. Are they impressed by Altman's reputation and naive sincerity? By the fluid semi-documentary approach? -Robert Gottlieb

I think everyone is most confident when they are just being themselves and not trying to impress others. -Bethany Mota

It's not impressive to get in a fight, but if one does happen, you've gotta be ready to handle it. Every girl, not just biker chicks, knows what kind of guy can. -Theo Rossi

Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression – with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing. -Natalie Massenet

I was very impressed with the street food of Singapore. I was very impressed with the dishes that they did. -Jose Andres

My daughter has impressions that she does of me. -Kevin Hart

The thing about impressing your girlfriend is that when you do something like a private island in Fiji, it's all downhill from that point. -Kevin Hart

I've always been a performer. I love doing impressions of people and being the clown. -Emma Rigby

I enjoyed 'Gossip Girl' so much. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the cast of that show. I was so intimidated doing that show because I thought, 'Oh my gosh, those people are so young and gorgeous, and I'm a million years old, and I need a spray tan, and I'm going to be wearing all these fabulous clothes.' -Joanna Garcia

Having kids has been a turning point in my life because when I was still single, all I wanted was to impress beautiful girls. -Joe Taslim

There are two books that impressed me when I was very young. One was 'The Adventures of Augie March' – the idea of having something so generous, and so adventurous and improvisatory. The other was 'The U.S.A. Trilogy,' by John Dos Passos. -E. L. Doctorow

I remember when I was very young, I had a fever – a long rheumatic fever in bed for four months. And in the days, I stayed alone with the maid. I only had my father's books with me. They were fantasy books about ghosts, and also books by Edgar Allen Poe that made a forever impression on me. -Dario Argento

My impression, having been in the Norwegian government for several years, is that taking a child into care is an extremely serious decision which is really taken as a last resort, when the situation warrants it, for the well-being of the children. -Jonas Gahr Store

When I did 'Alien: Resurrection', a lot of the guys worked on planned production, and one of them was really into comic books and would draw all sorts of characters, and I was impressed with his sketches. -Gary Dourdan

I enjoyed being in California for a while. But that's the thing about London: you can't really shake it. I've always had the impression when I was in L.A. for long periods of time that simultaneously my life was happening somewhere else, and I'm missing it. -Chiwetel Ejiofor

I was in the drama club, and I was one of seven co-presidents of the student body. Students elected me; I don't know why! There were only 330 kids in my high school, though, so it wasn't a lot of kids to impress or reign over. -Nicholas Braun

There's usually one piece in 'Vanity Fair' every month that grabs me, but when it presents hatchet jobs without substantiation to impress its liberal friends, I laugh first, then toss. -Dan Jenkins

I'm trying to do what I have never done – give the impression one has on entering a room: one sees everything and at the same time nothing. -Pierre Bonnard

There are times when you come across somebody that's really impressive, someone that's got a proper living and really does make a difference to people's lives. Then I do feel a bit of a wanker, admitting I'm an actress. That's hard to say to someone who may be making a difference. But I don't know how I could change things. -Michelle Gomez

I spent a lot of time with President Mandela supporting his efforts in the peace process in Burundi. The thing that impressed me the most was his humility. -John Prendergast

I want people to have a good impression of Israel. I don't feel like I'm an ambassador for my country, but I do talk about Israel a lot – I enjoy telling people about where I come from and my religion. -Gal Gadot

I was a Russian dancer in my elementary school production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' when I was in third grade or fourth grade. I was one of the younger kids accepted into the play, and the plays were pretty impressive, let me say. -Lizzy Caplan

My mom's brother was gay, and he actually passed away from AIDS when I was 13. He was quite a character, but he also worked at the electrical plant, so he was this complicated guy with a big laugh who would wear a trucker hat and do impressions. He was gay, but to me, Uncle Alan was just the funniest person in the world. -Casey Wilson

One of the great joys of launching your idea on the web is that it's a meritocracy. The good stuff will rise to the top and find an audience, and you don't have to impress one idiosyncratic commissioning editor. -Rob Manuel

Sometimes it's not always about what you can see or hear but what's under the hood of a game that's most impressive. Between those thousands and thousands of lines of code, magic happens. Sometimes the most amazing feats of gaming wizardry happen without you even noticing. -Rob Manuel

We have a bad image in the world, I've got to admit. I just want people to think twice about Colombia. Don't go by the first impression. -Camilo Villegas

It's pathetic, but I don't really remember my first time reading 'The Great Gatsby.' I must have read it in high school. I'm pretty sure I remember it being assigned, and I generally did the reading. But I don't remember having a reaction to the book, even though I loved literature, and other works made a lasting impression on me at that age. -Susan Choi

There are comics in L.A. doing impressions, and the first thing they do is hunch over and then start to do this bad Rick Moranis voice I do as well when I really get going. It's pretty horrible. -Al Madrigal

I like when you are telling a story and fall into an impression. -Bill Hader

It was interesting doing impressions as somebody else doing impressions. Normally, I'll do a voice, and it's me doing the voice. To have to be Robin Williams doing the voice was an interesting sort of study in getting into somebody's head. -Chris Diamantopoulos

I was incredibly fatalistic. I just thought, 'If it works, it works.' But I've always been like that. I've never been easily impressed, and I've never thought I didn't deserve something. If I got it, then I deserved it. -Charlotte Rampling

I'd say I'm a bit antimadridista although I do not know where my future will be, but it's a team that I never liked. I get the impression that it is an arrogant club, about how the players are. Without humility, you cannot get anywhere. -Isco

If you want to communicate something, you'd 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

People have different impressions of themselves, and where reality lies is somewhere in between. -Bill Gross

I'm obviously really opinionated, but as a producer, you don't necessarily want the person you're working with to try to impress you – you want them to just be themselves. Then you can edit or mess around with what they've come up with. But you have to allow the artist that space. -Danger Mouse

I didn't want people to think of me as someone who wasn't impressed with a silver medal, because obviously that's a huge accomplishment, and I was so happy. It was more about me just being not impressed with falling at the Olympics in my last event. -McKayla Maroney

I'm trying to think how I impressed my wife. We had an on-stage kiss, and I really went for it. Because I liked her. Usually you can get away with it being just technical, but it was a problem when I ended up kissing my wife on the set. I'd say I stopped acting and kissed her on set. -David Walton

In this fragmented world, with such short attention spans, you've got a couple of episodes to make an impression. And if you don't, you start to lose your audience in a big way. -David Walton

I have always loved contemporary dance, but it has always been a bit of a mystery to me. But choreography is very much like what I do when you are putting characters in frame on the page. It's so impressive what they do with their bodies. It's like painting: an abstraction. -Michael Leunig

Perhaps life is actually more confusing and unknowable to an adult than a child, but grown-ups have learned to deceive themselves and act as if they understand what's going on; and some are elected to high office on the basis of their ability to create this impression. -Michael Leunig

I'm impressed with how 'Newsweek's' outstanding staff has continued to put out a lively, well-informed magazine after the departure of their tireless editor, Jon Meacham. -Tina Brown

As a person navigating the waters of public scrutiny, you are often unable to hold on to personal heroes or villains. Inevitably you will meet your hero, and he may turn out to be less than impressive, while your villain turns out to be the coolest cat you've ever met. -Rob Lowe

I remember playing a high school basketball game where I didn't eat anything for breakfast. I ate, you know, like a PB and J and some chips for lunch and nothing before the game. I didn't make it through the first quarter. I wish I hadn't have learned that way, but it did leave a lasting impression. -Andrew Luck

LaRon Landry, a safety, is in incredible physical condition – really impressive. Also Anthony Castonzo, the left tackle – I'm very impressed with him. He really sets a great example for how to stay in shape – not only during the off-season but throughout the season, which can be a struggle because of the rhythm of the way things work. -Andrew Luck

I was always impressed by how much my dad went out in the yard and played with me and my siblings when we were kids. I'm sure he was tired coming back from work, since he traveled a lot. But he always took time out of his day to go out in the yard. -Andrew Luck

Music leaves such a big impression. I always wondered, 'Man, if I grew up in Nashville, would I be making Country records now?' I honestly feel like Chicago had such a big impact on me. -Kaskade

I don't know what the inspiration for most of songs really mean until I finish them. For the most part, I'm going for a visceral impression, and I write the words last. -Todd Rundgren

I've been super impressed with what BuzzFeed has done on Facebook with inspiring list posts and on Twitter with political scoops, but YouTube is a giant social platform that has its own quirks and oddities and will require some new approaches. -Ze Frank

My children range in age from 5 to 31. We adopted the 5-year-old, but people are often impressed with my wife before knowing that. -Kevin Cramer

My dad was a very violent, frightening and dangerous guy. Next to him, I was this vague kind of kid who walked around, as I still do, gathering impressions. -Peter Coyote

Memories, impressions and emotions from the first 20 years on earth are most writers' main material; little that comes afterward is quite so rich and resonant. -John Updike

For a long time, I was under the impression that 'Terry and the Pirates' was the best comic strip in the United States. -John Updike

Retiring gives the impression that you're relieved that your job is over. -Michael Douglas

I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me. -Michael Douglas

Sometimes we spend more efforts with people that are strangers in terms of making an impression than the person that's closest to us. And you just gotta remember not to take for granted that person that's closest to you. -Michael Douglas

People, even independently minded people, do to an extent draw their impressions from what they are told, especially if they are told it incessantly by newspapers. -Neil Kinnock

The South has a way of worshipping appearances – the suburbs are all about presentation and amazing flowers and a beautiful yard and dinner parties that impress people and having the Christmas lights just right. -Paul Downs Colaizzo

Things don't really impress me. Memories impress me. It's not the toys, it's the people. -R. A. Salvatore

Costume, hair and makeup can tell you instantly, or at least give you a larger perception of who a character is. It's the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth, so it really does establish who they are. -Colleen Atwood

Like most Americans of my age, I was very impressed by the dynamic capacities of the law, demonstrated by the Civil Rights Movement and then Watergate, animated by Sam Ervin's mantra that no person is above the law. -Scott Turow

In the playground, I always made people laugh; I used to charge them three pence for an impression of a teacher. It kept me in toffees. -Sue Townsend

For years before I became a father, I would try to spend as much time as I could with my friends who were parents and their kids. And I was really impressed. They all sort of managed to do it, and do it gracefully. -Nick Flynn

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

An intense temperament has convinced me to teach not only from books but from what I have learned from experience. So I try to impress upon young doctors and graduate students that tumultuousness, if coupled to discipline and a cool mind, is not such a bad sort of thing. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Woody Allen said that 95% of history is explained as a man trying to impress a woman. And that's true in my life. -Mitt Romney

When I make mistakes, I just get on with it. I don't try to impress with that killer pass to make sure everybody notices me. -Charlie Adam

I don't walk barefoot. When I see a girl barefoot in the street… I'm like, 'Really?' But obviously, I can't judge someone for that first impression. -Juan Pablo Galavis

I have never been good at doing impressions of women. Which is understandable. There's a gender issue. -Rory Bremner

People are not impressed by watching interviewees cry. People recognize chat shows with personalities as the trivial things that they are. They're not designed to be deep. Quite frankly, people in show business don't stand up to in-depth scrutiny. -Terry Wogan

I have always believed that national character… depends more on the female part of society than is generally imagined. Precepts from the lips of a beloved mother… sink deep in the heart, and make an impression which is seldom entirely effaced. -John Marshall

America is so large and so diverse that it is overwhelming, but my first impressions are favorable. -Wojciech Jaruzelski

Expressive speech, with modulation in pitch and volume, and a minimum of noticeable pauses, boosts credibility and enhances the impression of intelligence. -Leonard Mlodinow

I'm impressed by the way some illustrators develop their images on computers, but it's too late for me to start, and I'm still in love with paper and paint and pencils. -Anthony Browne

Strangely enough, I wasn't into fast guitarists. I preferred Peter Green's subtle touch. I saw him with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers at the Marquee Club in London and was very impressed. He was the only guitarist I've ever seen to turn the volume control on his guitar down during a solo. -Alvin Lee

As early as I can remember, I wanted to be a snowplow driver. When you grow up in the Rocky Mountains, like I did, you see the snow drifts piled up six feet high, and you're two feet, so it's impressive. -Kip Thorne

I think if you look back through time, the history of income, wealth and taxation is full of surprise. So I am not terribly impressed by those who know in advance what will or will not happen. -Thomas Piketty

It's true I have a hard time with the notion of creating a character. And I feel it's a limit. I'm always really impressed by actors who are able to construct a character, like Johnny Depp. -Louis Garrel

What do I want in a good fantasy book? Court politics and social interactions based around houses and cities. Powerful women and devious men. Drama and action with emotional ramifications. Frocks. Kissing. Swords. An intense impression of history in the world-building. -Tansy Rayner Roberts

I had been very impressed with the voiceover of 'Apocalypse Now,' with Martin Sheen's voice. That was a great voiceover; it really internalized the Martin Sheen character, who was essentially fairly low key and didn't say a lot during the whole movie. But he thought a lot, so I always thought that was really great. -Ridley Scott

It's my impression that I've done every job that I've been asked to do. -Ian Mckellen

I used to be under the impression that if a role wasn't difficult, then there was nothing happening. Then a director said to me: 'Ken, you've got to realise, acting can be fun, too.' -Ken Stott

For me, acting is a series of impressions rather than trying to find one line through to the end, which risks becoming more of a presentation. -Ken Stott

In 2005, I had the great honor of playing Shailene Woodley's mother in 'Felicity: An American Girl Adventure.' I was immediately impressed by her work ethic, both on and off set. -Marcia Gay Harden

It's always the case, whenever you're doing someone real, how much you want to do an impression or a characterisation. If I was doing Churchill, or Gandhi – people know exactly how they talked, walked. -Martin Freeman

I'm a massive fragrance fan – I think fragrance is part of someone's hygiene, and I'm a big believer in leaving an impression through scent. -Rita Ora

For me, a fragrance is another way of leaving an impression on somebody. -Rita Ora

I don't say I create. I copy, of course. I've never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It's a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting. -Franco Moschino

Mum was a tremendous Anglo-Catholic. Very impressive, actually. She made me go to church for years – I still don't want to because of that. -Jane Gardam

You can't go wrong with relatively simple comfort food. It's also about ease. Some cook to impress. I cook for people to enjoy the food. -Al Roker

How a piece ends is very important to me. It's the last chance to leave an impression with the reader, the last shot at 'nailing' it. I love to write ending lines; usually, I know them first and write toward them, but if I knew how they came to me, I wouldn't tell. -S. E. Hinton

The way you dress or the car you drive or what you spend is to impress other people with how, I guess, successful and rich you are. But you're not, and you shouldn't, and who gives a damn what other people think anyway. So, that mentality, I think, is very destructive. -Aaron Patzer

While the word 'bisexual' was technically correct, I would only slowly come to use it to refer to myself in part because of the derisive connotations. But, in addition, it would seem to me woefully inadequate and impressionistically inaccurate. -Charles M. Blow

The first day, week and month of an employee's experience carries a lasting impression. -Scott Weiss

The book that made a lasting impression was the one my mother gave each of us when she decided we were ready for our first 'adult novel,' Lucy Maud Montgomery's 'The Blue Castle.' -Hallie Ephron

I originally invested in Dropcam because I foresaw what the company and their products could do for consumers and the industry. I've been deeply impressed with what they've done in such little time, and I'm confident that they'll continue to exceed my expectations. -Mitch Kapor

Fundly is at the dynamic intersection of high-growth technology startups, social entrepreneurship, and the exploding world of social media. Kapor Capital is proud to back this passionate team, their product, and Fundly's impressive customer base. -Mitch Kapor

One lived in the impression that nobody could ever compete with the 'Nutcracker' or 'A Christmas Carol.' -Gian Carlo Menotti

Early impressions are like glimpses seen through the window by night when lightning is about. -E. F. Benson

Emotionally, I have no picture-book illustrated with memories of my first five years, but externally, I have impressions that possess a haunting vividness comparable only to the texture of dreams, when dreams are tumultuously alive. -E. F. Benson

The first person a customer speaks with has the greatest impact on that customer's impression of Safeway. -Steven Burd

Forty-five years ago, when I was 18, I came to San Francisco by boat and took two weeks to get here. I had a great impression. I think San Francisco is the welcoming gate for people from Asia. -Tadashi Yanai

I quickly learned that asking if an interview space was wheelchair accessible was a bad idea; it gave a potential employer an immediate bad impression. It was either a black mark against my name, or a straight up discussion of why I wouldn't be able to work there because they had no wheelchair access. -Stella Young

When I present those clip shows and movie mistakes and things, the persona the writers adopt for me is unimpressed, superior, very sarcastic – I'm not any of that. I can do it, but that's not what I'm like. -Robert Webb

When you're telling stories, you are actually trying to illuminate some portion of the truth in an artful way. The story may immediately seem to be a lie, but it's like an impressionistic painting – you see the light and the color better than you would with a photo-realistic piece. -Christopher Moore

I know that I am a singer and an actor, yet in order to give the public the impression that I am neither one nor the other, but the real man conceived by the author, I have to feel and to think as the man the author had in mind. -Enrico Caruso

In Las Vegas, the magnitude is impressive, but the humanity is gone. It feels like you're being intimidated out of your money instead of inviting you to come have this experience. -Eric Whitacre

It used to be that whenever I introduced myself to people and told them I was a psychologist, they would shrink away from me. Because, quite rightly, the impression the American public has of psychologists is, 'You want to know what's wrong with me.' -Martin Seligman

I watch TV more than I used to, and the commercials don't impress me. The standard of execution is very high, but the standard of ideas is appalling. -Paul Arden

Space station is, it really is one of the more, if not the most, impressive technological achievement of the modern day, not only in what we've accomplished engineering-wise but what we've accomplished on this international scale, because anybody will tell you that half the challenge is making it all work. -Kevin A. Ford

My impression was, 'This Hollywood thing doesn't seem too hard.' -Joel Kinnaman

Maybe there are people who are gamers who haven't seen movies I have made, or the movies I have made have made no impression on them at all. -Kevin Spacey

I love doing impressions. -Kevin Spacey

There was a film class in my high school in Northfield, Minnesota, which was very unusual. I saw my first Buster Keaton film there, aged about 15. It made a gigantic impression on me. -Siri Hustvedt

My parents were gigantic influences on me. I had a deep hunger to impress my father, who was a professor and an intellectual. I wanted his approval. -Siri Hustvedt

I think Lena Dunham is a very bright and very interesting writer, and what she's accomplished at such a young age absolutely impresses me. -Roxane Gay

It's an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing – this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that's the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor. -Roxane Gay

I was always pretty decent at fast stick work or doing stuff that seems impressive that's not really; I was pretty tasteful and had good ideas musically. But I had a terrible sense of tempo, which is like being a blind painter. -Damien Chazelle

Acting is what I dreamed about when I was doing those impressions as a kid. Even if I didn't know it yet. -Scott Haze

Every time I want to impress someone about samples and hip-hop, I play 'Portrait of Tracy.' It's one of the greatest bass players ever doing a whole composition with only the two harmonics of electric bass; then a three-second loop in it became every great R&B song in five-year intervals. -Diplo

I definitely have an affection for detective fiction, and when I first read Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon,' that book and its author made an enormous impression on me as a reader and a writer, and led me to other hard-boiled American writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, among many. -Avi

I was brought up Catholic and know the stench of the Catholic Church. I moved away from religion early, but the impression remains. -Gunter Grass

I think a lot of people, including me, clammed up when a civilian asked about battle, about war. It was fashionable. One of the most impressive ways to tell your war story is to refuse to tell it, you know. Civilians would then have to imagine all kinds of deeds of derring-do. -Kurt Vonnegut

I would have a poet able bodied, fond of talking, a reader of the newspapers, capable of pity and laughter, informed in economics, appreciative of women, involved in personal relationships, actively interested in politics, susceptible to physical impressions. -Louis MacNeice

In writing 'A Portrait of Athens' I have attempted – rather impressionistically – to give a panorama of its present. But I have also brought in its past because I sincerely think that there is a continuity. -Louis MacNeice

I would have to think about it for two or three months before I decided to do something which would have meaning. And it would have to be more than just an impression or pleasure. I would need an objective, a meaning. That is the only thing that could help me. -Marcel Duchamp

The great problem was the selection of the readymade. I needed to choose an object without it impressing me: that is to say, without it providing any sort of aesthetic delectation. Moreover, I needed to reduce my own personal taste to absolute zero. -Marcel Duchamp

In the 1970s, what I, as a young foreign student studying in the United States, found most dynamic, exciting and impressive about this country is what much of the world continues to value most about the U.S. today: its open intellectual culture, its great universities, its capacity for discovery and innovation. -Ahmed Zewail

For a long time, I've had a recurring dream – I dream I don't have to write any more, that I'm free. I'm not free, alas; I'm still clearing the same terrain, with the impression that it's never finished. -Patrick Modiano

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