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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.
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.
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.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
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.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.
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
I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them.
Robert Anton Wilson
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.
Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.
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.
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.
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
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.
Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign.
We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
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.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
We're generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments.
Film has played such a big part in my life, in my impressions of the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood.
Even my great grand-mother did impressions.
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