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20+ Heartwarming Forrest Gump Quotes

There’s a reason why the film “Forrest Gump” is included as one of the episodes in the Netflix documentary series “The Movies that Made Us,” and the reason is simple, it is simply one of the most heartwarming films ever to have been produced and shown on the big screen. It is heavy on many things. It has American history, events and sadness of the wars, romance, family drama, and one of the greatest actors of all time, Tom Hanks. As famous as Tom Hanks is, it is perhaps “Forrest Gump” and his role as the titular name that put him at the level of Hollywood greatness.

The story of Forrest Gump is simple. There is this boy, Forrest Gump, who grows up having mental and physical incapabilities. Despite of these challenges, he was able to turn the tide, and Forrest was able to win the hearts of people, of friends, of family, and of his forever-love, Jenny. He was a man of few words but of many talents, and these are the qualities that made Forrest Gump so endearing. A simple-minded boy who grows up to become a millionaire, a war hero and many more, Forrest found happiness when his love, Jenny, finally decided to stay with him before she died. This beautiful comedy-drama was one of its kind, and it is the lightheartedness that has endeared people the world over. Here are our top quotes from both the film, and the character Forrest Gump.

1. “My mama always said ‘Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
2. “Remember what I told you, Forrest. You’re the same as everybody else. Do you hear what I said, Forrest. You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different.” – Mrs. Gump
3. “You can’t be doin’ this, Forrest. You can’t keep tryin’ to rescue me all the time.” – Jenny
4. “You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump
5. “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.” – Forrest Gump
6. “Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner.” – Forrest Gump
7. “Forrest: What’s my destiny, Mama? Mrs. Gump:You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.” – Dialogue between Forrest and Mrs. Gump
8. “Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.” – Forrest Gump
9. “When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.” – Forrest Gump
10. “My mama says that stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump
11. “Mrs. Gump: You do your very best now, Forrest?” Young Forrest: “I sure will, Momma.” Dialogue between Young Forrest and Mrs. Gump
12. “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
13. “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
14. “Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.” – Forrest Gump
15. “Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you.” – Mrs. Gump
16. “My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.” – Forrest Gump
17. “My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” — Forrest Gump
18. “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots. – Forrest Gump
19. “Now, mama said there’s only so much fortune a man really needs… and the rest is just for showing off.” — Forrest Gump
Young Jenny: “What’s wrong with your legs?” Young Forrest: “Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.” – Dialogue between Jenny and Young Forrest20.
21. “Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.” – Young Jenny
22. “I’m not the smart man. But I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump
23. “What’s normal anyways?” – Forrest Gump
24. “I never thanked you for saving my life.” – Lt. Dan

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