Impressions Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Impressions Quotes from famous persons: Fred Armisen, Patrick Stump, Justin Long, Chris Diamantopoulos, Gustav Mahler. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Impressions Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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When you‘re in a band, you spend most of your time in a van. Like, there were four of us, we toured all the time, and you’re stuck looking at three other people for a month straight. And all of those times, we all just liked making fun of people, doing impressions of people, coming up with songs.
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.
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
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
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
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.
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.
Most people want to be on TV as much as possible. I went up the ranks so fast because I was doing impressions, and nobody was really doing it when I started. I never got a chance to explore what’s my comfort level onstage.
Frank Caliendo
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.
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
I love doing impressions and I love doing accents.
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
I’ll buy half the wardrobe after ‘The Impressions Show’ has finished – I know it fits and looks good, because I’m impersonating people such as Angelina Jolie.
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.
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
People ended up not thinking much of me. They saw me as a bit of a troublemaker. It’s important to change people’s impressions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being the Bachelorette holds a lot of pressure, especially on this first night since I was making my decision solely based on first impressions.
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.
Like any other person who reads a ton of books, I hate many, many books. Oh, how I hate them. I have performed dramatic readings of the books I hate. I have little hate summaries. I have hate impressions. I can act out, scene by hateful scene, some of these books. I can perform silent hate charades.
I take it to be from the greatest extremes, both in virtue and in vice, that the uniformly virtuous and reformed in life can derive the greatest and most salutary truths and impressions.
Deborah Sampson
When I was a child, I did singing and dancing and drama and impressions.
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.
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.
Even my great grand-mother did impressions.
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
I have always worked better alone and from my own impressions.
I think legacies are most meaningful with the impressions that a person can leave on a group of people.
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
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.
I’m known for impressions and family stories.
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.
In my experience, a novel is the culmination of various thoughts and impressions collected over time, until something comes along to give them a shape, to turn them into a story.
As a kid, I thought of myself as stupid because I needed remedial help. It was not until much later that I figured out that I was dyslexic and that my trouble with spelling and sounding out words did not mean I was stupid, but early impressions stuck with me and colored my world for a time.
Carol W. Greider
I carry a small spiral notebook with me at all times and have been doing this for many years. There’s a shoe box in my closet filled with these notebooks, each riddled with notes and impressions, ideas, schemes, and soup recipes.
I’m all about first impressions, so I love a guy who looks good and walks in with some confidence. That starts with a clean-shaven face and a great smile that’d I’d like to get close to.
I can’t do impressions.
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.
Whatever I do, if people see me in a certain light, then they will always judge me in that light. Their impressions and perceptions will never change.
I don’t do impressions.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
I think reading an audiobook is a real skill – for one thing, you have to be able to do impressions and voices, which I cannot do – and it’s just not a skill I have.
Memories, impressions and emotions from the first 20 years on earth are most writersmain material; little that comes afterward is quite so rich and resonant.
I’m so bad at spontaneous impressions.
Ana Gasteyer
Eventually, all of our impressions will be dead. That’s one of my favorite things about Paul F. Tompkins’ ‘Dead Authors‘ podcast is to be able to do impressions of people you’ve never otherwise think to do or get to do. I did Walt Whitman on there, and that was really fun.
You’ve got something really angsty for me to play? Bring it on. Most of the time, I’m goofing around and doing impressions of people, so that’s nice.
Kieran Bew
My parents know I was outgoing as a child, and whenever people came over, I’d automatically do impressions of them as soon as they left; it was my mom’s favorite thing. Yes, I grew up in Hollywood, but not in any rich neighborhood.
I could be less impatient with people. I sometimes judge by impressions.
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.
I love doing impressions.
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
First impressions are huge, especially with the coaching staff.
When I was at my height on TV, I was always busyrehearsing, practising my impressions, learning new material. When that faded, I had to find another way to be creative. Houses were something to do instead. They saved me.
Bobby Davro
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
In 2004 I had the fortune – or the misfortune – of playing John Kerry. It was hard because I think the best impressions exaggerate someone‘s most well-known quality. And exaggerating gravitas is very hard to pull off.
Turkey is a sovereign state, just like the U.S. We might go to different directions, in terms of our impressions and ideas, but we’ll always remain friends.
I’m very wary with impressions – I don’t think I’m very good at impressions, I hate doing them.
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
It’s been a pleasure to see female comedians be prominent and flourish – like Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani impressions, which are uncanny in their precision.
I’ve always liked Bernie Sanders. I’ve always wanted to do a Bernie Sanders impression, but I didn’t believe people were familiar enough with him to pull it off. And I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of doing impressions that not everybody gets. It’s not fun.
What I do with impressions, I try not to be mean-spirited. To me, it’s just about being silly.
I have only had positive interactions in relation to my impressions of people, which I’m happy because I do them with love, and I hope that the people who I do them of really like them.
My dear sisters, whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils.
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
I was always causing trouble in school. Doing impressions of Bart Simpson, interrupting class – I liked the attention and entertaining people.
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
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.
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.
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.
I started performing non-professionally at birthday parties and family gatherings doing ‘Saturday Night Live‘ impressions at four. Then I started for real at seven.
Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign.
Film has played such a big part in my life, in my impressions of the United States.
Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.
I was never funny. I’d be funny once a year at Christmas. I’d do impressions of how people talked and danced, but that stopped when I was about 11.
The letters and journals we leave behind and the impressions we have made on our contemporaries are the mere husk of the kernel of our essential life. When we die, the kernel is buried with us. This is the horror and pity of death and the reason for the inescapable triviality of biography.
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.
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.
We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.
The first impressions I had from Ferrari was very heart-opening, welcoming me in a family which was always part of my family.
The greatest impressions I have from watchingDynasty‘ were the fashion but, also, these women who had these very visceral emotions that they took out on each other for various reasons.
Sallie Patrick
I was a slow starter. I didn’t really make any dazzling impressions. But I don’t really regret that because I learned a lot along the way. I always kept busy – I found my way my way, and I’m happy about it.
Nobody should attempt to do Freddie Mercury impressions.
The ‘Station to Station’ film is a fast-moving journey through the modern creative landscape. It’s a kaleidoscope of voices and impressions rather than a standard linear film.
I never do impressions, but I probably should. People like that stuff.
I have never been good at doing impressions of women. Which is understandable. There’s a gender issue.
I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them.
Frank Sinatra was a great singer, but my favourite is Sammy Davis Jr. He had incredible versatility in his voice, often doing impressions of people. It’s always going to be classic, and you’ll never get bored listening.
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.
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.
I used to take a recorder around and interview my parents and do impressions of my classmates as guests on my show.
I believe that first impressions are very important.
F. W. de Klerk
I don’t know, I don’t know how to do anything. I’m just like, doing impressions of what I’ve seen other people do, and hoping no one knows that I’m actually just a little monster in a human suit making my arms go up and down.
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.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
With me it’s always about first impressions.
Billy Zane
Voice actors I used to know who were starting out in comedy were guys who did a lot of voices. They were usually comedy actors who developed their comedy by doing tons of impressions and voices that were usually very funny. And I never did any of that, so that’s, I guess, why I don’t consider myself a voice actor.
I don’t really think about things too much, but people are going to form impressions about you if you play football, aren’t they? And if they think you’re the funny guy or the boy that likes a laugh, well that ain’t so bad.
Everyone likes doing impressions of me. I’m easy.
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.
I tick that cliched box of being the class clown. I’ve always done impressions and characters, so I’m very lucky that I get to do that as a career now.
People are more than their first impressions. And even if someone seems like a lot, or seems this way or that way, it doesn’t mean they’re not a three-dimensional person, with a real life.
Mary Wiseman
Impressions are still kind of hard for me and not what I love to do the most, but with characters, I think there’s an element of fearlessness. You try to figure out the best reading and wording of the jokes before the show, and then you just really have to go hard.
I’ve always been a performer. I love doing impressions of people and being the clown.
Emma Rigby
In 2006 or something, I was recording the voices for this short, ‘The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti.’ I was having fun doing these really crappy Doc Brown and Marty McFly impressions. During the middle of a line, a burp came out naturally. It was just so funny and gross.
Justin Roiland
I want to reach back to when R&B meant something, to when it made impressions on people.
Waking from any fever dream, one retains, above all, impressions seared into memory.
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.
I behave differently in different situations, and I’m slightly unstable and insecure, which I think are natural conditions of what I do. And I have a weird ear. Whatever I hear, I emulate. When I was a kid I did impressions: Forrest Gump, Rain Man, really big caricatures.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
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.
My daughter has impressions that she does of me.
I love doing impressions of politicians because the task is always to imagine the private lives of these people whose job it is to project an image of staunch, unflinching leadership and grace, and that’s just not how human beings, in their heart of hearts, work.
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
Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one’s youth remain the most vivid in manhood.
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.
It’s pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people’s first impressions of people are really a big mistake.
My first impressions of Mourinho were really positive.
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.
We’re generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments.