55 Forrest Gump Quotes On Success In Life

These Forrest Gump quotes will inspire you. Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It is adapted from the 1986 novel of the same name by writer Winston Groom and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.

The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-minded but kind-hearted man from Alabama who inadvertently witnesses and influences many historical events set in the twentieth century in the United States.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Forrest Gump quotes, Forrest Gump sayings, and Forrest Gump proverbs.

Best Forrest Gump Quotes

  1. “You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump
  2. “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
  3. “When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.”-  Forrest Gump
  4. “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was goin’ somewhere, I was runnin’!” – Forrest Gump , Forrest Gump quotes running
  5. “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump

  6. “There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes.” – Forrest Gump
  7. “You died on a Saturday mornin’. And I had you placed here under our elm 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 doin’ 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. Teachin’ 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 leave it here for you. Jenny, I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan.” – Forrest Gump
  8. “There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, and the rest is just for showin’ off.” – Forrest Gump

  9. “You’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” – Forrest Gump
  10. “My mama says that stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump
  11. “I don’t know if Momma was right or 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.” – Forrest Gump
  12. “Always be able to look back and say, at least I didn’t lead no humdrum life.” – Forrest Gump
  13. “Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.” – Forrest Gump

  14. “Drill Sergeant: Gump! What’s your sole purpose in this army?
    Forrest Gump: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!
    Drill Sergeant: God damn it, Gump! You’re a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people..”
  15. “Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.” – Forrest Gump
  16.  “Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks.” – Forrest Gump

  17. “Jenny, I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. I don’t know if we have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happenin’ at the same time.”  – Forrest Gump
  18. “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.” – Forrest Gump
  19. “My mama says they were magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.” – Forrest Gump
  20. “I’m not a smart man. But I *know* what love is.” – Forrest Gump

  21. “Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner. Bubba was going to be a shrimping boat captain, but instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam.” – Forrest Gump
  22. “The best thing about visiting the President is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn’t hungry but thirsty, I must’ve drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers.” – Forrest Gump
  23. “Hello. My name’s Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?” – Forrest Gump

  24. “If you do not like my family and friends, I do not want to hear anything about it. They may mean nothing to you, but they mean everything to me.” – Forrest Gump
  25. “He was from a long great military tradition. Somebody from his family had fought and died in every single American war. I guess you could say he had a lot to live up to.” – Forrest Gump
  26. “Some people don’t think miracles happen, well, they do.” – Forrest Gump

  27. “I’d always let her know that I was OK. Then I’d sign each letter, “Love, Forrest Gump.” – Forrest Gump
  28. “I’d never named a boat before, but there was only one I could think of, the most beautiful name in the wide world.” – Forrest Gump
  29. “Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump
  30. “Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.” – Young Jenny Curran

  31. “What’s normal anyways?” – Forrest Gump
  32. “Forrest Gump: It wasn’t always fun. Lieutenant Dan was always gettin’ these funny feelings, about Iraq, or the trail, or the road. So he’d tell us to, “Get down! Shut up!”
    Lt. Dan Taylor: “Get down! Shut up!”
    Forrest Gump: So we did.”
  33. “My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.” – Forrest Gump

  34. “I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.” – Forrest Gump
  35. “Lt. Dan Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
    Forrest Gump: I didn’t know that we were supposed to be lookin’ for him, sir.”
  36. “But you ain’t got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.” – Forrest Gump
  37. “That’s all I have to say about that.” – Forrest Gump

  38. “You know it’s funny what a young man recollects? B‘cause I don’t remember bein’ born. 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 sweetest voice in the wide world.” – Forrest Gump
  39. “One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain… and big ol’ fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night…” – Forrest Gump , Forrest Gump quotes about rain
  40. “Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you’re ever in trouble, don’t be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away.” – Jenny

  41. “Jenny Curran: His name’s Forrest.
    Forrest Gump: Like me.
    Jenny Curran: I named him after his daddy.
    Forrest Gump: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?
    Jenny Curran: You’re his daddy, Forrest.”
  42. “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 think maybe it’s both. Maybe both are happening at the same time.” – Forrest Gump
  43. “My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” – Forrest

  44. “God can hear my prayers, so I pray.” – Forrest Gump
  45. “I’m not the smart man. But I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump
  46. “You can sit here if you want.” – Jenny
  47. ” The Army was real easy. You just have to stand up straight, make your bed real neat, and always answer every question with “Yes, Drill Seargent!”.”  – Forrest Gump
  48. “Forrest Gump: When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.
    Elderly Southern Woman: And so, you just ran?
    Forrest Gump: Yeah.” – Forrest Gump
  49. “Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you.” – Mrs. Gump

  50. “If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.” – Forrest Gump
  51. “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 the town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since 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 goin’. 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 goin’. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on goin’.”  – Forrest Gump
  52. “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

  53. “You are a goddamn genius Gump!” – Drill Sergeant
  54. “Why don’t you love me, Jenny? I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump

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