The Most Quotable Lines From Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is always relevant, so brush up on your Forrest-isms, and celebrate the film’s anniversary with humor and heart from Forrest, Bubba, and Jenny.
Every July marks the anniversary of one of our favorite Southern films and one of our favorite Alabama-born characters. With Forrest Gump, director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Eric Roth created one of the most memorable movies—with some of the most quotable lines—this side of The Mason-Dixon. Forrest Gump is always relevant, so brush up on your Forrest-isms, and celebrate the film’s anniversary with humor and heart from Forrest, Bubba, and Jenny. Take the film’s anniversary a step further, and plan your Forrest Gump re-watch party with a few of these motion picture-perfect touches: Southern Shrimp Recipes, Alabama-sourced craft beer, and this Dr. Pepper-infused sheet cake.
"That's all I have to say about that."
Bubba Blue on Shrimp
"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the Sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil, it, bake it, sauté it..."
Forrest Gump on People
"Momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they're going, where they've been."
Forrest Gump on His Momma
"Momma always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them."
Forrest Gump on Life
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Forrest Gump on Running
"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."
Forrest Gump on Love
"I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is."
Forrest Gump on Moving On
"Momma always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on."
Forrest Gump on His Name
"My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump."
Forrest Gump on Jenny
"Jenny and me was like peas and carrots."
Jenny Curran to Forrest
"Run, Forrest! Run!"