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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Forrest Gump'

Updated January 15, 2020 279 votes 38 voters15 items

Get ready to run with the best Forrest Gump quotes. Based on the Winston Groom novel, the 1994 Oscar winning film is filled with funny one-liners, memorable lines, and inspirational quotes. Forrest Gump sports an all-star cast with Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Sally Field in the lead roles and it was directed by Robert Zemeckis. What are your favorite quotes from Forrest Gump?

Even if you haven't seen the movie you are sure to be familiar with the "Run Forrest" and "Life is like a box of chocolates" lines but there are several others that deserve your attention. Look over the list below to relive the best moments from Forrest Gump. The be sure to vote up the best Forrest Gump quotes that have stuck with you over the years.

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    Momma Always Said

    Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

     

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      Run

      Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!

       

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        As Stupid Does

        Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.

         

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          I Think It's Both

          Forrest Gump: 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.

           

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