Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: You must be my F.N.G.'s.
Bubba and Forrest Gump: Morning', sir!
[They salute]
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Ho! Get your hands down. Do not salute me. There are goddamned snipers all around this area who would love to grease an officer. I'm Lieutenant Dan Taylor. Welcome to Fourth Platoon. [Lieutenant Dan looks at Bubba] What's wrong with your lips?
Bubba: I was born with big gums, sir.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Yeah, well, you better tuck that in. Gonna get that caught on a trip wire. Where you boys from in the world?
Bubba and Forrest Gump: Alabama, sir!
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: You twins?
Forrest Gump: No, we are not relations, sir.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Look, it's pretty basic here. You stick with me, you learn from the guys who been in country awhile, you'll be right. There is one item of G.I. gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and a dead grunt. Socks, cushion, sole, O.D. green. Try and keep your feet dry when we're out humpin'. I want you boys to remember to change your socks wherever we stop. The Mekong will eat a grunt's feet right off his legs. Sergeant Sims! Goddamnit, where is that sling-rope I told you to order?
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Lieutenant Dan sure knew his stuff. I felt real lucky he was my lieutenant. He was from a long, great military tradition. Somebody in his family had fought and died in every single American war. I guess you could say he had a lot to live up to.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: So, you boys are from Arkansas, huh? Well, I've been through there. Little Rock's a fine town. Now, go shake down your gear, see the platoon sergeant, draw what you need for the field. If you boys are hungry, we got steaks burnin' right here. Two standing orders in this platoon. One, take good care of your feet. Two, try not to do anything stupid, like gettin' yourself killed.
Forrest Gump: I sure hope I don't let him down.


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.

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

That's what all these cripples down at the VA talk about: Jesus this and Jesus that. They even had a priest come and talk to me. He said God is listening but I have to help myself. Now if I accept Jesus into my heart, I'll get to walk beside him in the kingdom of Heaven. Did you hear what I said? Walk beside him in the kingdom of Heaven! Well kiss my crippled ass. God is listening? What a crock of shit!

Lyndon B. Johnson: [Putting medal on Forrest] America owes you a debt of gratitude, son. Now I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?
Forrest Gump: In the buttocks, Sir.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Oh, that must be a sight.
[Whispering to Forrest]
Lyndon B. Johnson: I'd like to see that.
[Forrest shows him; Johnson walks away embarrassed]
Lyndon B. Johnson: God damn, son!

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.

[Repeated line] Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

[Repeated line] And that's all I have to say about that.

Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I could remember my first pair of shoes. Momma said they'd take me anywhere. She said they was my magic shoes.

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

Mamma said you gotta' put the past behind you before you can move on.

You died on a Saturday morning and I had you placed here under our 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 doing 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. Teaching 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 just leave it here for you. Jenny, 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. I miss you, Jenny. If there's anything you need, I won't be far away.

[last words] ...I wanna go home...

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.