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  • 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: I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happenin' at the same time. I miss you Jenny. If there's anything you need. I won't be far away.


  • Forrest Gump: Life is like a box a chocolate, you never know what your going to get.


  • Forrest Gump: Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.


  • Forrest Gump: My mama says that stupid is as stupid does.


  • Forrest Gump: Mama 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.


  • 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: And so, you just ran?
    Forrest Gump: Yeah.


  • Forrest Gump: My mama always said, dyin' was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't.


  • Forrest Gump: My mama says they were magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.


  • Forrest Gump: My mama always said, dyin' was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't.


  • Mrs. Gump: What's normal anyways?


  • 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 the town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since 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 goin'. 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 goin'. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on goin'.


  • 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'!


  • Jenny Curran: (Forrest slams the black panther on the table in Washington D.C. in slow motion) Stop it. Stop it. Forrest, quit it, quit it.
    Jenny Curran: Stop it. Stop it. Forrest, quit it, quit it.


  • Jenny Curran: (opens the apartment door and sees Forrest) Hey, Forrest, how are you doin'?
    Jenny Curran: Hey, Forrest, how are you doin'?
    Forrest Gump: Hi!
    Jenny Curran: Come in, come in?
    Forrest Gump: (walks in and closes the door) Is this your house?
    Forrest Gump: Is this your house?
    Jenny Curran: Yeah, it's messy right now. I just got off the work.
    Forrest Gump: It's nice. You got air conditionin'.


  • Forrest Gump: Then it felt like somethin' that had just jumped up and bit me.
    Forrest Gump: Then it felt like somethin' just jumped up and bit me.
    Forrest Gump: Ah! Somethin' jumped up and bit me!
    Forrest Gump: Ah! Somethin' bit me!


  • Forrest Gump: Then it felt like something just jumped up and bit me.
    Forrest Gump: "Ah! Something jumped up and bit me!"
    Forrest Gump: Ah! Something jumped up and bit me!


  • Forrest Gump: 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!"
    Lt. Dan Taylor: "Get down! Shut up!"
    Forrest Gump: So we did.


  • Forrest Gump: Jenny, I don't know if Momma was right or if, if it's Lieutenant Dan. I don't know if we have a destiny, or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happenin' at the same time.


  • Forrest Gump: (sees Jenny walking up the stairs) Will you marry me?
    Forrest Gump: Will you marry me?
    Jenny Curran: (turns and looks at him)
    Forrest Gump: I'd make a good husband, Jenny?
    Jenny Curran: You would, Forrest?
    Forrest Gump: But you won't marry me?
    Jenny Curran: You don't wanna marry me.
    Jenny Curran: You don't wanna marry me?
    Forrest Gump: Why don't you love me, Jenny?
    Forrest Gump: I'm not the smart man. But I know what love is.
    Forrest Gump: I'm not the smart man. But I know what love is?


  • Young Jenny Curran: What's wrong with your legs?
    Young Forrest: Um, nothin' at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.


  • Forrest Gump: What are you watchin'?
    Forrest Junior: Bert and Ernie.


  • Jenny Curran: Do you think I could fly off this bridge, Forrest?
    Forrest Gump: What do you mean, Jenny?
    Jenny Curran: Nothin'.


  • Jenny Curran: Run! Forest! Run!!!


  • Forrest Gump: He should not be hittin' you, Jenny.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
    Forrest Gump: I didn't know that we were supposed to be lookin' for him, sir.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: Forrest, I never thanked you for savin' my life.
    Forrest Gump: He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.


  • Forrest Gump: Hello. My name is Forrest... Forrest Gump.
    Forrest Gump: Hello. My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.


  • Forrest Gump: Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.


  • 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: 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!'.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: Have you found Jesus?
    Forrest Gump: I didn't know we were supposed to be looking.


  • Drill Sergeant: You are a goddamn genius Gump!


  • Forrest Gump: Though he did take care of my Bubba- Gump money. He got me invested in some kind of fruit company. And so then I got a call from him saying we don't have to worry about money no more.


  • Forrest Gump: Gump: "Lt. Dan! What are you doing here!?" Lt. Dan: "I'm here to try out my sea legs." Gump: "But Lt. Dan you ain't no legs..." Lt. Dan: "Yes...Yes I know that."
    Forrest Gump: Lt. Dan! What are you doing here?
    Lt. Dan Taylor: I'm here to try out my sea legs.
    Forrest Gump: But Lt. Dan you ain't got no legs...
    Lt. Dan Taylor: Yes...Yes I know that.


  • Bubba Blue: 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: YES, DRILL SERGEANT!


  • Forrest Gump: I just felt like runnin'.


  • Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.


  • Forrest Gump: He's got a daddy named Forres too?


  • Forrest Gump: Sorry I ruined your New Year's Eve party Lt. Dan. She tasted like cigarets.


  • Aging Hippie: Viet-FUCKIN'-NAM!!
    Aging Hippie: Viet-FUCKIN'-NAM!


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


  • Young Jenny Curran: What's wrong with your legs?
    Young Forrest: Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy
    Young Forrest: Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.


  • Forrest Gump: "Why don't you love me, Jenny? I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is."
    Forrest Gump: Why don't you love me, Jenny? I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is.


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


  • Himself: That's about all I got to say bout that.


  • Drill Sergeant: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?
    Forrest Gump: To do whatever you tell me, Drill Sergeant.
    Drill Sergeant: Goddammit Gump, you're a Goddamn genius. That's the most outstanding answer I've ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of a hundred and sixty. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump.


  • Forrest Gump: I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.


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


  • Jenny Curran: (Forrest is pushing her toward the car in the rain) Forrest. Forrest. Forrest, stop it, stop it.
    Jenny Curran: [Forrest is pushing her toward the car in the rain] Forrest. Forrest. Forrest, stop it, stop it.


  • Forrest Gump: Hello!, I'm Forrest. Forrest Gump!.
    Forrest Gump: Hello! I'm Forrest. Forrest Gump!
    Army Recruiter: Nobody gives a hunky shit who you are, puss ball. You're not even a low life-scum-sucking, maggot, get your ass on the bus, you're in the army now!.
    Army Recruiter: Nobody gives a hunky shit who you are, puss ball. You're not even a low life-scum-sucking, maggot, get your ass on the bus, you're in the army now!


  • Jenny Curran: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?.
    Jenny Curran: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?
    Forrest Gump: Who I'm gonna be?.
    Forrest Gump: Who I'm gonna be?
    Jenny Curran: Yeah?.
    Jenny Curran: Yeah?
    Forrest Gump: Am?, am I gonna be me?.
    Forrest Gump: Am, am I gonna be me?


  • Forrest Gump: (Describing Vietnam) We were always takin' long walk and we were always lookin' for a guy named Charlie?.
    Forrest Gump: [describing Vietnam] We were always takin' long walk and we were always lookin' for a guy named Charlie?


  • Forrest Gump: And we was looking for a guy named Charlie. Never did find that Charlie.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
    Forrest Gump: I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.


  • Mrs. Gump: (the school bus comes to a complete stop and Young Forrest prepares to board it.) You do your very best now, Forrest?.
    Mrs. Gump: [the school bus comes to a complete stop and Young Forrest prepares to board it] You do your very best now, Forrest?
    Young Forrest: I sure will, Momma?.
    Young Forrest: I sure will, Momma?
    Forrest Gump: (Mrs. Gump kisses Young Forrest on the forehead as he's about to board the bus) (voice over) I remember the bus ride to school very well....
    Forrest Gump: [Mrs. Gump kisses Young Forrest on the forehead as he's about to board the bus] [voice over] I remember the bus ride to school very well...


  • Forrest Gump: (repeat line) That's all I have to say about that.
    Forrest Gump: [repeated line] That's all I have to say about that.


  • Forrest Gump: (talking to John F. Kennedy) I gotta pee!.
    Forrest Gump: [talking to John F. Kennedy] I gotta pee!


  • Jenny Curran: (watching the news about Forrest that is about to cross the Mississippi bridge while she is working at a coffee shop) I'll be damned, Forrest?.
    Jenny Curran: [watching the news about Forrest that is about to cross the Mississippi bridge while she is working at a coffee shop] I'll be damned, Forrest?


  • Newscaster: A man named Forrest Gump, a gardener from Greenbow Alabama, stopping only to sleep, has been running across America.


  • Bubba Blue: Forrest?.
    Forrest Gump: Bubba?.
    Forrest Gump: Bubba?
    Bubba Blue: Why did this happen?
    Forrest Gump: You've got shot.
    Forrest Gump: (voice over) Bubba was gonna be a captain, but instead, he died right by the river.
    Forrest Gump: [voice over] Bubba was gonna be a captain, but instead, he died right by the river.
    Bubba Blue: (last words) I wanna go home?.
    Bubba Blue: [last words] I wanna go home?


  • Forrest Gump: (first lines) Hello!. My name's Forrest. Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate.
    Forrest Gump: [first lines] Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. [he opens a box of chocolates and holds it out to a nurse sat next to him] You want a chocolate?


  • Jenny Curran: (as Forrest is following her outside the nightclub in Memphis) You can't be doin' this, Forrest. You can't keep tryin' to rescue me all the time.
    Jenny Curran: [as Forrest is following her outside the nightclub in Memphis] You can't be doin' this, Forrest. You can't keep tryin' to rescue me all the time.
    Forrest Gump: They were tryin' to grab you.
    Jenny Curran: A lot of people try to grab me. Just. But you can't be doin' this all the time.


  • Young Forrest: Jenny, why didn't you wanna come to school today.
    Young Forrest: Jenny, why didn't you come to school today?
    Young Jenny Curran: Shhhh.... Daddy's takin' a nap.
    Young Jenny Curran: Shh! Daddy's takin' a nap.


  • Forrest Gump: Hellow. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.
    Bus Recruit: 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!


  • School Bus Driver: (last lines) You understand. This is a bus to school now, don't ya?.
    School Bus Driver: [last lines] You understand. This is a bus to school now, don't ya?
    Forrest Junior: (last lines) Of course, you're Dorothy Harris, and I'm Forrest Gump!.
    Forrest Junior: [last lines] Of course, you're Dorothy Harris, and I'm Forrest Gump!


  • School Bus Driver: Are you comin' along?.
    School Bus Driver: Are you comin' along?
    Young Forrest: Momma said not to be takin' ride from strangers?.
    Young Forrest: Momma said not to be takin' ride from strangers?
    School Bus Driver: This is a bus to school.
    Young Forrest: I'm Forrest. Forrest Gump!.
    Young Forrest: I'm Forrest. Forrest Gump!
    School Bus Driver: I'm Dorothy Harris?.
    School Bus Driver: I'm Dorothy Harris?
    Young Forrest: Well!, now, we ain't strangers anymore?.
    Young Forrest: Well, now, we ain't strangers anymore?


  • Mrs. Gump: This is not children's eyes?.
    Mrs. Gump: This is not children's eyes.


  • Young Elvis Presley: (singing) You ain't nothin' but the hound dog!.
    Young Elvis Presley: [singing] You ain't nothin' but the hound dog!


  • Jenny Curran: (singing) Come on people now/Smile on your brother/Everybody get together/Try to love one on another right now.
    Jenny Curran: [singing] Come on people now. Smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one on another right now.


  • Jenny Curran: (singing) The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind. The answer is blowin' in the wind....
    Jenny Curran: [singing] The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind. The answer is blowin' in the wind.


  • Bubba Blue: There's shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes...
    Bubba Blue: There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger...


  • Drill Sergeant: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?
    Forrest Gump: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!
    Drill Sergeant: God damn it, Gump! You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people...


  • Doctor: All right, Forrest. You can open your eyes now. Let's take a little walk around.


  • Young Jenny Curran: You can sit here if you want.


  • Forrest Gump: What are you watchin'.
    Forrest Gump: What are you watching?
    Forrest Junior: Bert and Ernie.


  • Forrest Gump: Forrest, don't....
    Forrest Gump: I just wanted to tell you I love you.
    Forrest Junior: I love you too, Daddy.
    Forrest Gump: I'll be right here when you get back.


  • Mrs. 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: Remember what I told you, Forrest. You're no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else.


  • Himself:
    Forrest Gump: I'm not smart but I know what is love is.
    Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.


  • Principal Hancock: Your boy's different, Ms. Gump. His I.Q. is seventy five.
    Principal Hancock: Your boy's... different, Mrs. Gump. Now, his I.Q. is seventy-five.
    Mrs. Gump: Well, we're all different, M.r. Hancock.
    Mrs. Gump: Well, we're all different, Mr. Hancock.


  • School Bus Driver: Are you comin' along!.
    School Bus Driver: Are you coming along?


  • Young Forrest: Shhhh. Daddy's takin' a nap.
    Young Forrest: Shh! Daddy's taking a nap.


  • Young Forrest: Mama said not to be takin' ride from strangers.
    Young Forrest: Mama said not to be taking rides from strangers.


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


  • Forrest Gump: These are my magic shoes.
    Forrest Gump: They're my magic shoes.


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


  • Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.


  • Forrest Gump: He should not be hitting you, Jenny.


  • Jenny Curran: RUN FORREST, RUN!
    Jenny Curran: Run Forrest, run!


  • Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man...but I know what love is.
    Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.


  • Forrest Gump: I don't know if Momma was right or if, if it's Lieutenant Dan. 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, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time.


  • Forrest Gump: Momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gong to get


  • Forrest Gump: My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.


  • Bubba Blue: My name's Benjamin Buford Blue. People call me Bubba.


  • Forrest Gump: We was like peas and carrots, Jenny and I.


  • Forrest Gump: That's all I gotta say about that.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: You found god yet Gump?
    Lt. Dan Taylor: You found Jesus yet Gump?
    Forrest Gump: I didn't know we were supposed to be looking for him sir.


  • Lt. Dan Taylor: "Forrest. I never thanked you for saving my life."
    Lt. Dan Taylor: Forrest. I never thanked you for saving my life.
    Forrest Gump: "He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God."
    Forrest Gump: He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.


  • Forrest Gump: Mama says, ?Stupid is as stupid does.?
    Forrest Gump: Mama says, stupid is as stupid does.


  • Himself: The world will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump


  • Jenny Curran: Run Forrest Run


  • Forrest Gump: My Mama said "Stupid is what Stupid does.'


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


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