Kept Running: 26 Greatest Forrest Gump Quotes

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Best Forrest Gump Quotes

About Forrest Gump

Films that stand the test of time have extremely heartfelt moments, big heartbreak instances, and moments where love finds a way regardless. You could also say they find ways to be truthful about their spot in time and their characters. A film that I believe hits these descriptors in stride, is Forrest Gump.

One of the most iconic images in the film in fact, is a young Forrest Gump destroying leg braces that are holding him in a toxic situation. Forrest Gump was directed by Robert Zemeckis written by Winston Groom (novel) and Eric Roth (screenplay). The film stars Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump), Robin Wright (Jenny Curran), Gary Sinise (Lieutenant Dan), and Sally Field (Mrs. Gump).

We are pulling our favorite quotes from this six-time Oscar winning film and we appreciate you joining us for the tour. Let us know your favorite Forrest Gump quotes on social media!

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Forrest Gump Quotes

“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

“Jenny and me was like peas and carrots!” – Forrest Gump

Robert F. Kennedy: Congratulations. How do you feel?
Forrest: I gotta pee!
RFK: I believe he said he had to go pee!

“Run, Forrest, run!”- Jenny Curran

Jenny: You can’t keep doing this Forrest. You can’t keep trying to rescue me all the time.
Forrest: They was trying to grab you!
Jenny: A lot of people try to grab me.
Forrest: I can’t help it…I love you.
Jenny: Forrest…You don’t know what love is.

Drill Sergeant: What’s your sole purpose in this army?
Forrest: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!

Forrest: What’s my destiny, momma?
Mrs. Gump: You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.

Forrest: Lieutenant Dan! What are you doing here?
Lieutenant Dan: Well, I thought I’d try out my sea legs
Forrest: Well you ain’t got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.
Lt. Dan: Yes, I know that. You wrote me a letter, you idiot. Well, Well, Captain Forrest Gump I had to see this for myself. And I told you if you were ever a shrimp boat captain that I’d be your first mate. Well here I am, I am a man of my word.
Forrest: Okay!
Lt. Dan: But don’t you be thinking, that I’m gonna be calling you sir!
Forrest: No sir!

“The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks, is the free ice cream” – Forrest Gump

“Well I happen to believe you make your own destiny. You have to do the best with what God gave you.” -Mrs. Gump

“We been through every kind of rain they is. Little bit of stinging rain, 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

Forrest: In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.
John Lennon: No Possessions?
Forrest: And in China, they never go to church.
John: No religion, too?
Dick: Wow. Hard to imagine.
John: Well it’s easy if you try, Dick.

Lyndon Johnson: I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?
Forrest: In the buttocks, sir.

Jenny: Why are you so good to me?
Forrest: You’re my girl.

“Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you, Forrest. If God intended everybody to be the same, he’d have given us all braces on our legs” – Mrs. Gump

“Now don’t you be afraid sweetheart. Death is just a part of life.” – Mrs. Gump

Hyper Running Man: Whoa, you just ran through a big pile of dog shit!
Forrest: It happens.
Hyper Running Man: What, shit?
Forrest: Sometimes.

“Bubba was my best good friend and even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner. Bubba was gonna be a shrimpin’ boat captain but instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam.” – Forrest Gump

“I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

“I was a national celebrity, famouser even than Captain Kangaroo” – Forrest Gump

“He got me invested in some kind of fruit company, so then I got a call from em saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said that’s good, one less thing.” – Forrest Gump

“She had got the cancer and died on a Tuesday. I bought her a new hat with little flowers on it.” – Forrest Gump

“That’s all I have to say about that”- Forrest Gump

“You know what I think. I think you should go home to Greenbow, Alabama!” – Forrest Gump.

Bubba’s Mom: Are you crazy or just plain stupid?
Forrest: Stupid is as stupid does Mrs. Blue.
Bubba’s Mom: I guess.

“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.” – Forrest Gump

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