54+ EXCLUSIVE Forrest Gump Quotes To See Life Differently

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, as the Library of Congress described it as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Slow-witted Forrest Gump has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and encouraged by his supportive mother, Forrest eventually finds his way in life. Whether fighting in Vietnam, being a college football star, running across America, meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism.

With an epic life story to tell, nostalgic Forrest Gump quotes will inspire you to follow your dreams, enrich your perspective and find happiness in your life.

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Forrest Gump Quotes

My mama always said ‘Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ – Forrest Gump

My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do. – Forrest Gump

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

Run, Forrest! Run! – Jenny Curran

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“Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?” – Bubba
“No, but I’ve been on a real big boat.” – Forrest Gump

I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental, like on a breeze. But I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both are happening at the same time. – Forrest Gump

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

There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes. – Forrest Gump

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“Have you ever been with a girl, Forrest?” – Jenny Curran
“I sit next to them in my Home Economics class all the time.” – Forrest Gump

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

What’s normal anyways?

My mama says that stupid is as stupid does. – Forrest

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“Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?” – Lieutenant Daniel Taylor
“I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.” – Forrest Gump

Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was goin’ somewhere, I was runnin’! – Forrest Gump

Mama always had a ways of explaining things, so I could understand them. – Forrest Gump

Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you. – Mrs. Gump

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“What’s my destiny, Mama?” – Forrest
“You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.” – Mrs. Gump

God can hear my prayers, so I pray. – Forrest Gump

I’m not the smart man. But I know what love is. – Forrest Gump

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

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“What’s wrong with your legs?” – Young Jenny
“Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.” – Young Forrest

There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, and the rest is just for showin’ off. – Forrest Gump

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

“His name’s Forrest.” – Jenny Curran
“Like me.” – Forrest Gump
“I named him after his daddy.” – Jenny Curran
“He got a daddy named Forrest, too?” – Forrest Gump
“You’re his daddy, Forrest.” – Jenny Curran

Famous Lines From Forrest Gump

  • Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s 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. – Bubba
  • 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. – Forrest Gump
  • If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away. – Forrest Gump
  • Always be able to look back and say, at least I didn’t lead no humdrum life. – Forrest Gump
  • Mama says they was my magic shoes. They could take me anywhere. – Forrest Gump
  • My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump. – Forrest Gump
  • Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks. – Forrest Gump
  • I don’t remember being 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. – Forrest Gump
  • Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company [Apple computer]. 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.” -Forrest
  • My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on. – Forrest Gump
  • The best thing about visiting the President is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn’t hungry but thirsty, I must’ve drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers. – Forrest Gump
  • 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
  • Have you found Jesus yet, Gump? – Lieutenant Daniel Taylor
  • If you do not like my family and friends, I do not want to hear anything about it. They may mean nothing to you, but they mean everything to me. – Forrest Gump
  • I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir. – Forrest Gump
  • He was from a long great military tradition. Somebody from his family had fought and died in every single American war. I guess you could say he had a lot to live up to. – Forrest Gump
  • You are a goddamn genius Gump! – Drill Sergeant
  • Some people don’t think miracles happen, well, they do. – Forrest Gump
  • The Army was real easy. You just have to stand up straight, make your bed real neat, and always answer every question with ‘Yes, Drill Seargent!’. – 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. – Forrest Gump
  • I’d always let her know that I was OK. Then I’d sign each letter, ‘Love, Forrest Gump.’ – Forrest Gump
  • I never thanked you for saving my life. – Lieutenant Dan
  • My mama says they were magic shoes. They could take me anywhere. – Forrest Gump
  • I’d never named a boat before, but there was only one I could think of, the most beautiful name in the wide world. – Forrest Gump
  • Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you’re ever in trouble, don’t be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away. –Jenny Curran
  • I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now. – Forrest Gump
  • But you ain’t got no legs, Lieutenant Dan. – Forrest Gump
  • You can’t be doin’ this, Forrest. You can’t keep tryin’ to rescue me all the time. – Jenny Curran
  • It wasn’t always fun. Lieutenant Dan was always gettin’ these funny feelings, about Iraq, or the trail, or the road. So, he’d tell us to,’Get down! Shut up!’ – Forrest Gump
  • Remember what I told you, Forrest. You’re the same as everybody else. Do you hear what I said, Forrest. You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different. – Mrs. Gump
  • That’s all I have to say about that. – 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. – 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… – Forrest Gump
  • You died on a Saturday mornin’. And I had you placed here under our elm tree. And I had that house of your father’s bulldozed to the ground. Momma always said dyin’ was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t. Little Forrest, he’s doin’ just fine. About to start school again soon. I make his breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I make sure he combs his hair and brushes his teeth every day. Teachin’ him how to play Ping-Pong. He’s really good. We fish a lot. And every night, we read a book. He’s so smart, Jenny. You’d be so proud of him. I am. He, uh, wrote a letter, and he says I can’t read it. I’m not supposed to, so I’ll leave it here for you. Jenny, I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. – Forrest Gump
  • He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God. – Forrest Gump

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