40 Classic Forrest Gump Quotes On Life & Happiness

40 Classic Forrest Gump Quotes On Life & Happiness

Last updated on January 2nd, 2024 at 11:34 am

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Forrest Gump is one of the classic blockbuster movies of all time. The slow-witted main character Forrest Gump, played by the legendary Tom Hanks, tells the story of a young man from Alabama who unknowingly impacts several defining events in American history during the 21st century. The film fetched the Academy Awards for best picture when it first premiered in theaters in 1994 and received 13 Oscar nominations, taking home six of them. But, most importantly, Forrest Gump won the hearts of many with the exemplary choice of phrases, some of which have since been applied in various aspects of life.

Although the movie based its storyline on the unwitty actions of the main character, the lessons learned are nothing short of thoughtful. A deeper understanding of some of the favorite quotes from the movie will teach you a thing or two beyond the comic aspects. On that note, here are our favorite classic Forrest Gump quotes on life and happiness.

Forrest Gump Quotes

“You’ve got to put the past behind you, before you can move on.”

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“Always be able to look back and say, at least I didn’t lead no humdrum life.”

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“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.”

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“Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”

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“Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks.”

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“I’m not a smart man. But I know what love is.”

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“Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner.”

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“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

“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.”

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“What’s normal anyways?”

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“When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.”

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“You have to do the best with what God gave you.”

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

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“God can hear my prayers, so I pray.”

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“Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”

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“Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you.”

“There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes. Where they are going, where they’ve been.”

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“There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, and the rest is just for showing off.”

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“You know, it’s funny how you remember some things, but some things you can’t.”

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“One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months. We’ve been through every kind of rain there is.”

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“Now the really good thing about meeting the President of the United States is the food.”

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“Mama says they was my magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.”

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“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

“Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.”

“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 going somewhere, I was running!”

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

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“Stupid is as stupid does.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“I’d always let her know that I was OK. Then I’d sign each letter, ‘Love, Forrest Gump.”

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“Remember what I told you, Forrest. You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different.”

“I’d never named a boat before, but there was only one I could think of, the most beautiful name in the wide world.”

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“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.”

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“Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.”

Young Jenny

“You know why we have a good partnership, Forrest? ‘Cause we be watching out for one another, like brothers and stuff.”

Bubba Blue

“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

“You can’t be doin’ this, Forrest. You can’t keep tryin’ to rescue me all the time.”

Jenny Curran

“Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?”

Lt. Dan Taylor

“Sometimes we all do things that, well, just don’t make no sense.”

Forrest Gump is widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time, and deservedly so.

If you love movie quotes, TurtleQuotes.com has some great compilations for you. We have quotes from Peaky Blinders, Dead Poets Society, Batman, and more!

Naveen Kumar is a writer and has a thing for collecting quotes and sharing them with people. Naveen is a space enthusiast. When he is not spreading good vibes or motivating people through quotes, you can find him sipping coffee while reading classic literature or on a long road drive.

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