Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump quotes

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Bubba Blue
Forrest Gump
Jenny Curran
Lieutenant Dan Taylor


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.


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!

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: 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.

College ran by real fast 'cause I played so much football. They even put me on a thing called the All-America Team where you get to meet the President of the United States. Now, the real good thing about meeting the President of the United States is the food. They put you in this little room with just about anything you'd want to eat or drink. And, since number one; I wasn't hungry, but thirsty. And number two; they was free. I must o' drank me about fifteen Dr Peppers.

You know what's good about Vietnam? GOOD SHRIMP!

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!

Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.

[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.

[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.

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

Now, I don't know much about anything, but I think some of American's best young men served in this war. There was Dallas, from Phoenix. Cleveland, he was from Detroit. And Tex was, well, I don't remember where Tex come from.

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.