Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


For some reason, ping-pong came very natural to me, so I started playing it all the time. I played ping-pong even when I didn't have anyone to play ping-pong with. The hospital's people said it made me look like a duck in water, whatever that means. Even Lieutenant Dan would come and watch me play. I played ping-pong so much, I even played it in my sleep.


He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.

He was a very loving man. He was always kissing and touching her and her sisters.

Her dream had come true. She was a folk singer.

His name's Forrest...I named him after his daddy.

I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.

I got to see a lot of countryside. We would take these real long walks.

I GOTTA FIND BUBBA!

I thought I was going back to Vietnam, but instead, they decided the best way for me to fight communists was to play ping-pong. So I was in the Special Services, traveling around the country, cheering up all them wounded veterans and showing them how to play ping-pong. I was so good that some years later the Army decided I should be on the All-American Ping-Pong Team. We were the first Americans to visit the land of China in, like, a million years or something like that, and somebody said that world peace was in our hands. But all I did was play ping-pong. When I got home, I was national celebrity. More famous even than Captain Kangaroo.

Jenny came back and stayed with me. Maybe it was because she had nowhere else to go. Or may be it was because she was so tired, because she went to bed and slept and slept like she hadn't slept in years. It was wonderful having her home. Every day we'd take a walk, and I'd jabber on like a monkey in a tree and she'd listen about ping-pong and shrimpin' boats and Momma makin' a trip to Heaven. I did all the talkin'. Jenny most of the time was real quiet.

Know what I think? You should go home to Greenbow, ALABAMA!

Listen to me, Forrest. When you're in trouble, don't try and be brave, just run. Run away.

Look at you Forrest, that uniform is a trip.

Lt. Dan, ice cream!

Mamma said stupid is as stupid does!