Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


[Young Forrest gets on the school bus]
Boy #1: This seat's taken.
Boy #2: It's taken!
Boy #3: You can't sit here.
Forrest: [narrating] You know, it's funny what a young man recollects. 'Cause I don't remember being born. I, I don't recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don't know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But, I do remember the first time I heard the sweetiest voice in the wide world.
Young Jenny: You can sit here if you want.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life. She was like an angel.
Young Jenny: Well, are you gonna sit down, or aren't ya? [Young Forrest sits down next to Jenny] What's wrong with your legs?
Young Forrest: Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.
Young Jenny: Then why do you have those shoes on?
Young Forrest: Momma says my back is as crooked at a question mark
Forrest Gump: [narrating] I just sat next to her on that bus and had conversation all the way to school. And next to Momma, no one ever talked to me or asked me questions.
Young Jenny: Are you stupid or something?
Young Forrest: Momma says stupid is as stupid does.
Young Jenny: I'm Jenny.
Young Forrest: I'm Forrest . Forrest Gump.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] From that day on, we was always together. Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.


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.

Forrest: Bye-bye, Jenny. They sendin' me to Vietnam. It's this whole other country.
Jenny: Listen, you promise me something, okay? Just if you're ever in trouble, don't try to be brave, you just run, okay? Just run away.
Forrest: Okay. Jenny, I'll write you all the time.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Now, you listen to me. We all have a destiny. Nothing just happens, it's all part of a plan. I should have died out there with my men! But now, I'm nothing but a goddamned cripple! A legless freak. Look! Look! Look at me! Do you see that? Do you know what it's like not to be able to use your legs?
Forrest Gump: Well... Yes, sir, I do.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Did you hear what I said?! You cheated me. I had a destiny. I was supposed to die in the field! With honor! That was my destiny! And you cheated me out of it! You understand what I'm saying, Gump?! This wasn't supposed to happen. Not to me. I had a destiny. I was Lieutenant Dan Taylor.
Forrest Gump: You still are Lieutenant Dan.

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]

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.

[at the Watergate Hotel on the night of June 17, 1972]
Security Guard: Security, Frank Wills.
Forrest Gump: Yeah, sir, you might want to send a maintenance man over to that office across the way. The lights are off, and they must be looking for the fuse box or something, 'cause them flashlights they're, they're keeping me awake.
Security Guard: Okay, sir. I'll check it out.
Forrest Gump: Thank you.

Jenny: Hey, Forrest, were you scared in Vietnam?
Forrest: Yes. Well, I, I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out. And then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou there was over a million sparkles on the water. Like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny. It looks like there were two skies, one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heavens stopped and the earth began. It was so beautiful.
Jenny: I wish I could have been there with you.
Forrest: You were.
Jenny: I love you.

[Repeated line] Stupid is as stupid does.

[Repeated line] And just like that, my...

Now, when I was a baby, Momma named me after the great Civil War hero, General Nathan Bedford Forrest. She said we was related to him in some way. And, what he did was, he started up this club called the Ku Klux Klan. They'd all dress up in their robes and their bedsheets and act like a bunch of ghosts or spooks or something. They'd even put bedsheets on their horses and ride around. And anyway, that's how I got my name, Forrest Gump. Momma said that the Forrest part was to remind me that sometimes we all do things that, well, just don't make no sense.

We lived about a quarter mile off Route 17, about a half mile from the town of Greenbow, Alabama. That's in the county of Greenbow. Our house had been in Momma's family since her grandpa's grandpa's grandpa had come across the ocean about a thousand years ago. Something like that. Since it was just me and Momma and we had all these empty rooms, Momma decided to let those rooms out. Mostly to people passing through. Like from, oh, Mobile, Montgomery, place like that. That's how me and Momma got money. Momma was a real smart lady.

Me and Jenny was like peas and carrots.

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

Now, it used to be, I ran to get where I was going. Now I didn't know it would ever take me anywhere.