15 Brilliant Quotes from Forrest Gump (1994)

    Three decades after its release, Forrest Gump remains one of the best and most beloved films ever. Starring Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks, it follows Forrest Gump, a low-IQ yet highly determined man who becomes a national treasure in the United States by taking the right path as he faces fastidious challenges through early life to adulthood.

    When it comes to big winners, it doesn’t get much bigger than Forrest Gump, a film which won six Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. Zemeckis’ film set him apart as one of the Hollywood great directors and a remarkable movie with his phenomenal filmography, including Back to the Future (1985) and Flight (2012).

    Forrest Gump is undoubtedly an iconic film worldwide. As a result, some of its memorable quotes have been mentioned in memes, news articles, and referenced in other films- even to this day. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best quotes from Forrest Gump.

    Quotes from Forrest Gump (1994)

    1. Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.
    2. Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!
    3. 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.
    4. Forrest Gump: Hi Bubba. Bubba: Hey Forrest.
    5. 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.
    6. Forrest Gump: I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is.
    7. 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.
    8. Forrest Gump: Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.
    9. Forrest Gump: My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
    10. 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.
    11. Forrest Gump: Hello. My name’s Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
    12. Jenny Curran: Why are you so good to me? Forrest Gump: You’re my girl! Jenny Curran: [pause] I’ll always be your girl.
    13. Mrs. Gump: You have to do the best with what God gave you.
    14. Mrs. Gump: Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.
    15. John F. Kennedy: Congratulations, how do you feel? Forrest Gump: I gotta pee.
    Abbie Wilson
    Abbie Wilson
    An experienced writer, Abbie has written for several publications, including Homaphy, covering various niches, including film and television, gaming, fashion, and the arts.

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