Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


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: [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.

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.

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go... you know... I went.

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!

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

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

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.

Officer: I have your discharge papers. Your service is up, son.
Forrest Gump: Does this mean I can't play ping pong no more?
Officer: For the Army it does.
Forrest Gump: [narrating] And just like that, my service in the United States Army was over. So I went home.

My given name is Benjamin Beauford Blue, but people call me "Bubba". Just like one o' them ol' redneck boys; can you believe that?

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!

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Well, well, Captain Forest Gump. I had to see the for myself... and... I told you if you were ever a Shrimp-Boat Captain, I'd be your first mate. Well, here I am; I am a man of my word.
Forrest Gump: Okay!
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Yea, but don't you be thinking that I'm going to be calling you 'sir'!
Forrest Gump: No, sir.

Jenny: You can't keep doing this, Forrest. You can't keep tryin' to rescue me all the time.
Forrest Gump: They was tryin' to grab you.
Jenny: A lot of people try to grab me. Just... you can't keep doing this all the time!
Forrest Gump: I can't help it. I love you.
Jenny: Forrest, you don't know what love is.

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.

[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.