Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


(At the end of his cross-country run) I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now.


My momma always said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."' Note: ranked #40 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Bubba: I'm gonna lean up against you, you just lean right back against me. This way, we don't have to sleep with our heads in the mud. You know why we a good partnership, Forrest? 'Cause we be watchin' out for one another. Like brothers and stuff. Hey, Forrest, there's somethin' I've been thinkin' about. I got a very important question to ask you. How would you like to go into the shrimpin' business with me?
Forrest Gump: Okay.
Bubba: Man, I tell you what, I got it all figured out, too. So many pounds of shrimp to pay off the boat, so many pounds for gas, we can just live right on the boat. We ain't got to pay no rent. I'll be the captain; we can just work it together. Split everything right down the middle. Man, I'm tellin' you, fifty-fifty. And, hey, Forrest, all the shrimp you can get.
Forrest Gump: That's a fine idea.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Bubba did have a fine idea.

Bubba: My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys. Can you believe that?
Forrest Gump: My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

Bus Driver: You understand this is the bus to school now, don't you?
Forrest Jr.: Of course, and you're Dorothy Harris and I'm Forrest Gump.

Dick Cavett: Here he is, Forrest Gump, right here. Mr. Gump, have a seat. Forrest Gump, John Lennon.
John Lennon: Welcome home.
Dick Cavett: You had quite a trip. Can you, uh, tell us, uh, what was China like?
Forrest Gump: In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.
John Lennon: No possesions?
[Audience laughing]
Forrest Gump: And in China, they never go to church.
John Lennon: No religion too?
Dick Cavett: Hard to imagine.
John Lennon: Well, it's easy if you try, Dick.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Some years later, that nice young man from England was on his way home to see his little boy and was signing some autographs. For no particular reason at all, somebody shot him.
[Image of Lennon fades to snow]

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 goddamned genius! Thats the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamned gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people...
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Now for some reason I fit in the army like one of them round pegs. It's not really hard. You just make your bed real neat and remember to stand up straight and always answer every question with "Yes, drill sergeant."
Drill Sergeant: ...Is that clear?
Forrest Gump: YES, DRILL SERGEANT!

Forrest Gump: [narrating] I remember the bus ride on the first day of school very well.
Bus Driver: Are you comin' along?
Young Forrest: Momma said not to be taking rides from strangers.
Bus Driver: This is the bus to school.
Young Forrest: I'm Forrest Gump.
Bus Driver: I'm Dorothy Harris.
Young Forrest: Well, now we ain't strangers anymore.

Forrest Gump: [narrating] If I'd a known this was gonna be the last time me and Bubba was gonna talk, I'd a thought of something better to say.
Forrest Gump: Hey, Bubba.
Bubba: Hey, Forrest. Forrest, why'd this happen?
Forrest Gump: You got shot.
Forrest: [narrating] Then Bubba said something I won't even forget.
Bubba: I wanna go home.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] 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. That's all I have to say about that.

Forrest Gump: Hello. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.
Recruit Officer: Nobody gives a horse's shit who you are, pus ball! You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot! Get your ****y ass on the bus, you're in the army now!

Forrest Gump: Hey, Forrest. Don't... I wanted to tell you I love you.
Forrest Jr.: I love you too, Daddy.
Forrest Gump: I'll be right here when you get back.

Forrest Gump: I'm going to Heaven, Lieutenant Dan.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Well before you go, why don't you get your ass down to the corner and get us another bottle of wine.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir.

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I thought I'd try out my sea legs.
Forrest Gump: But you ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Yes, I know that.

Forrest Gump: What's the matter, Momma?
Mrs. Gump: I'm dyin', Forrest. Come on in, sit down over here.
Forrest Gump: Why are you dyin', Momma?
Mrs. Gump: It's my time. It's just my time. Oh, now, don't you be afraid, sweetheart. Death is just a part of life. It's something we're all destined to do. I didn't know it, but I was destined to be your momma. I did the best I could.
Forrest Gump: You did good, Momma.
Mrs. Gump: Well, I happened to believe you make your own destiny. You have to do the best with what God gave you.
Forrest Gump: What's my destiny, Momma?
Mrs. Gump: You're gonna have to figure that out for yourself. Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Momma always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.
Mrs. Gump: I will miss you, Forrest.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] She had got the cancer and died on a Tuesday. I bought her a new hat with little flowers on it. And that's all I have to say about that.

Forrest Gump: Will you marry me? I'd make a good husband, Jenny.
Jenny: You would, Forrest.
Forrest Gump: But you won't marry me.
Jenny: You don't want to marry me.
Forrest Gump: Why don't you love me, Jenny? I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.