I knew, the moment I laid eyes on you…
Often used by a person taking to their loved partner, referring to the first time they saw them. “Laid” here means “rested”, meaning that they focused their sight.
There is a simpler version:
I knew, the first time I saw you…
The phrase is often completed with:
…(that) you were the one.
Meaning they were the destined partner.
This phrase can be used by teachers, coaches etc to give praise to the most talented.
… that you would be the best.
Or even to accuse people.
… that you would cause trouble.