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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Forrest Gump'

Updated January 15, 2020 92 votes 35 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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    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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      As Stupid Does

      Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.


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        Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!


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          You Were

          Jenny Curran: Were you scared in Vietnam?

          Forrest Gump: 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 always a million sparkles on the water... like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny, it looked 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 heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful.

          Jenny Curran: I wish I could've been there with you.

          Forrest Gump: You were.

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