Forrest Gump is an amazing movie with lots of fun and positive quotes. If you love this film as much as I do, then you’ll love our Forrest Gump quotes. Pick your favorite below!

Image shows a drawing of a bench with a box of chocolate on top of it, like in the movie Forrest Gump.
What is your favorite Forrest Gump quote?
  1. “Miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.”
  2. “I don’t know if we have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it’s both.”
  3. “I Don’t Know If We Have A Destiny…”
  4. “When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.”
  5. “There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes.”
  6. “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
  7. “You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump
  8. “There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, and the rest is just for showin’ off.”
  9. “Stupid is as stupid does.”
  10. “I’m not a smart man Jenny. But I know what love is.”
  11. “Bubba was my best good friend, and even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner.”
  12. “That Day, For No Particular Reason, I Decided To Go For A Little Run.”
  13. “You’ve got to put the past behind you, before you can move on.”
  14. “Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.”
  15. “If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.”
  16. “Always be able to look back and say, at least I didn’t lead no humdrum life.”
  17. “Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”
  18. “Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “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…”
  21. “I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it’s both.”
  22. “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’!”
  23. “They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money ’cause I still haven’t seen a nickel of that million dollars.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “I don’t remember being 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.”
  26. “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.”
  27. “I’d never named a boat before, but there was only one I could think of the most beautiful name in the wide world.”
  28. “Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said, that’s good! One less thing.”
  29. “I’d always let her know that I was OK. Then I’d sign each letter, “Love, Forrest Gump.”
  30. “He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.”
  31. “The one thing I remember from Fort Benning is that they didn’t seem to be nobody much smarter than I was, which was certainly a relief.”
  32. “I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life. She was like an angel.”
  33. “But let me tell you this: sometimes at night when I look up at the stars and see the whole sky just laid out there, don’t you think I ain’t remembering it all. I still got dreams like anybody else, and ever so often, I am thinking about how things might have been. And then, all of a sudden, I’m forty, fifty, sixty years old, you know?”
  34. “Well, so what? I may be an idiot, but most of the time, anyway, I tried to do the right thing – a dream is just dreams, aren’t they?”
  35. “Let me say this: being an idiot is no box of chocolates. People laugh, lose patience, treat you shabby. Now they say folks supposed to be kind to the afflicted, but let me tell you this – it ain’t always that way. Even so, I got no complaints, cause I reckon I done live a pretty interesting life, so to speak.”
  36. “I have suffered a loss, Forrest, far greater than my legs. It’s my spirit, my soul. There is only a blank there now – medals where my soul used to be.”
  37. “God can hear my prayers, so I pray.”
  38. “Mama said they’d take me anywhere. She said they was my magic shoes.”
  39. “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.”
  40. “You know why we’re a good partnership, Forrest? Cause we are watching out for one another like brothers and stuff.” –Bubba Blue
  41. “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.”
  42. “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.”
  43. “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that’s about it.” – Bubba

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