Forrest Gump Quotes

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Forrest Gump

 130 Quotes 

 8.8 

Forrest Gump

130 Quotes    8.8 

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

  • GENRES

    Drama, Romance

  • RELEASED ON

    1994

  • LANGUAGE

    English

Quotes from Forrest Gump

[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Jenny Curran: His name's Forrest.

Forrest Gump: Like me.

Jenny Curran: I named him after his daddy.

Forrest Gump: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?

Jenny Curran: You're his daddy, Forrest.

Jenny Curran: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?

Forrest Gump: Who I'm gonna be?

Jenny Curran: Yeah.

Forrest Gump: Aren't-aren't I going to be me?

[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?

Forrest Gump: I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.

[when the bullies from school were chasing him]

Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!

Forrest Gump: My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

Jenny Curran: Were you scared in Vietnam?

Forrest Gump: Yes. Well, I-I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out... and then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. There was always a million sparkles on the water... like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny, it looked like there were two skies one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful.

Jenny Curran: I wish I could've been there with you.

Forrest Gump: You were.

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.

Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.

[he stops and turns around]

Young Man Running: Quiet, quiet! He's gonna say something!

Forrest Gump: [pause] I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now.

Dorothy Harris: Are you coming along?

Young Forrest Gump: Mama said not to be taking rides from strangers.

Dorothy Harris: This is the bus to school.

Young Forrest Gump: I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.

Dorothy Harris: I'm Dorothy Harris.

Young Forrest Gump: Well, now we ain't strangers anymore.

Forrest Gump: Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't.

Forrest Gump: [narrating] If I'd a known that was the last time I was gonna talk to Bubba, I would've thought of something better to say.

Forrest Gump: Hi Bubba.

Bubba: Hey Forrest.

[Forrest Gump referring to Apple Computer]

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing.

Jenny Curran: Why are you so good to me?

Forrest Gump: You're my girl!

Jenny Curran: [pause] I'll always be your girl.

[first lines]

Forrest Gump: Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?

Forrest Gump: In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.

John Lennon: No possessions?

Forrest Gump: And in China they never go to church.

John Lennon: No religion too?

Dick Cavett: Ah. Hard to imagine.

John Lennon: Well it's easy if you try, Dick.

Forrest Gump: That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going.

Mrs. Gump: You have to do the best with what God gave you.

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I'm here to try out my sea legs.

Forrest Gump: But you ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: [mildly irritated, but understanding] Yes... yes, I know that. You wrote me a letter, you idiot!

[young Jenny's father is chasing her through the fields to beat her when she stops and hides]

Young Jenny Curran: Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.

Bubba: My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys. Can you believe that?

Forrest Gump: My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

Mrs. Gump: Life's a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get.

Jenny Curran: Have you ever been with a girl, Forrest?

Forrest Gump: [nervously] I sit next to them in my Home Economics class all the time.

John F. Kennedy: Congratulations, how do you feel?

Forrest Gump: I gotta pee.

John F. Kennedy: [turning to camera] I believe he said he had to go pee. Heh heh.

Bumper Sticker Guy: [running after Forrest] Hey man! Hey listen, I was wondering if you might help me. 'Cause I'm in the bumper sticker business and I've been trying to think of a good slogan, and since you've been such a big inspiration to the people around here I thought you might be able to help me jump into - WOAH! Man, you just ran through a big pile of dog shit!

Forrest Gump: It happens.

Bumper Sticker guy: What, shit?

Forrest Gump: Sometimes.

Forrest Gump: Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

Forrest Gump: Forrest: Momma said there's only so much fortune a man really needs and the rest is just for showing off. So, I gave a whole bunch of it to the Foursquare Gospel Church and I gave a whole bunch to the Bayou La Batre Fishing Hospital. And even though Bubba was dead, and Lieutenant Dan said I was nuts, I gave Bubba's momma Bubba's share. And you know what? She didn't have to work in nobody's kitchen no more...

Forrest Gump: Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.

[Jenny has told Forrest that she has an incurable disease, and the doctors don't know what to do]

Forrest Gump: You could come home with me, to my house in Greenbow, Jenny. You and little Forrest. I'll take care of you if you're sick.

Jenny Curran: Will you marry me, Forrest?

Forrest Gump: [long pause] Okay.

Forrest Gump: Sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks.

Forrest Gump: [56:02] Then, Bubba said something I won't ever forget.

Bubba: I wanna go home.

Forrest Gump: Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain't something you can find just around the corner. Bubba was going to be a shrimping boat captain, but instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam.

[last lines]

Dorothy Harris: You understand this is the bus to the school, now, don'tcha?

Forrest Gump Jr.: Of course; you're Dorothy Harris, and I'm Forrest Gump.

Fat Man at Bench: It was a bullet, wasn't it?

Forrest Gump: A bullet?

Fat Man at Bench: That jumped up and bit you.

Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money 'cause I still haven't seen a nickel of that million dollars.

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream.

[voice wavering]

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.

Forrest Gump: One day it started raining, and it didn't quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night...

Lyndon B. Johnson: [Putting medal on Forrest] America owes you a debt of gratitude, son. Now I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?

Forrest Gump: In the buttocks.

Lyndon B. Johnson: Oh that must be a sight.

[Whispering to Forrest]

Lyndon B. Johnson: I'd like to see that.

[Forrest shows him; Johnson walks away embarrassed]

Lyndon B. Johnson: God damn, son.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I never thanked you for saving my life.

Forrest Gump: What's my destiny, Mama?

Mrs. Gump: You're gonna have to figure that out for yourself.

Mrs. Gump: What's normal anyways?

[Describing Vietnam]

Forrest Gump: We was always taking long walks, and we was always looking for a guy named "Charlie".

Jenny Curran: [hearing that Forrest is going to Vietnam] Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you're ever in trouble, don't be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away.

Forrest Gump: Hello. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.

Recruit Officer: Nobody gives a hunky shit who you are, pus ball. You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot. Get your ass on the bus, you're in the army now!

[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: That's all I have to say about that.

[Forrest is waiting with Forrest Jr. for the school bus on little Forrest's first day of school in Greenbow. The bus arrives and little Forrest is about to board it]

Forrest Gump: Forrest, don't...

[pause, then]

Forrest Gump: I just wanted to tell you I love you.

Forrest Gump Jr.: [smiles] I love you too, Dad.

Forrest Gump: Those must be comfortable shoes, I bet you could walk all day in shoes like those and not feel a thing.

Nurse at Park Bench: My feet hurt.

Forrest Gump: My mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they going, where they been.

[pause]

Forrest Gump: I've worn a lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I can remember my first pair of shoes.

Forrest Gump: When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.

Elderly Southern Woman on Park Bench: And so, you just ran?

Forrest Gump: Yeah.

Coach Bryant: He must be the stupidest son of a bitch alive, but he sure is fast!

Forrest Gump: Mama always said, God is mysterious. He didn't turn Jenny into a bird that day. But instead - he had the po-lice say Jenny didn't have to stay in that house no more. She went to live with her grandma, just over on Creekmore Avenue. And that made me happy, because she was close. And some nights she'd sneak out and come on over to my house, because she said she was scared. It may have been because of her grandma's dog, or somethin'.

Forrest Gump: You know it's funny what a young man recollects? 'Cause I don't remember bein' born. I don't recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don't know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.

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