15 Forrest Gump Quotes that Will Change your Outlook on Life

Originally written by Winston Groom, Forrest Gump is an American romantic drama movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks.

The film has its origins in Groom’s novel, but some events and some of the character’s personality traits are described quite differently. Forrest Gump is a masterpiece with outstanding performances that remain etched in cinematographic history.

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Forrest is a kind-hearted boy with marginal intelligence, often bullied because of his physical disability and low IQ. Encouraged by his mother, Forrest eventually finds his way in life and proves that in spite of what anyone says he is capable of achieving success.

Even though not many show him kindness, Forrest keeps on being the good man his mother taught him to be, doesn’t let anything interfere with his happiness, helps whenever possible and never ceases to follow his dreams.

Besides being a commercial success, Forrest Gump serves as a true inspiration; it teaches us to never sink into a place that feels like there’s no hope left.

Here are 15 Forrest Gump quotes for a more positive life outlook.

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My mama always said ‘Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.’

– Forrest

You have to do the best with what God gave you.

– Mrs. Gump

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

When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.

— Forrest

My mama says that stupid is as stupid does.

– Forrest

Don’t ever let anybody tell you they’re better than you.

– Mrs. Gump

I’m not the smart man. But I know what love is.

— Forrest

What’s normal anyways?

– Mrs. Gump

Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.

– Forrest

Forrest: What’s my destiny, Mama?
Mrs. Gump:You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.

Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner.

– Forrest

Now, mama said there’s only so much fortune a man really needs… and the rest is just for showing off.

— Forrest

My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.

– Forrest

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Young Jenny: What’s wrong with your legs?

Young Forrest: Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.

My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

— Forrest

 

 


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