Forrest Gump

Interesting Quotes

Forrest's Opinion on life

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

21 ways to make shrimp from Bubba

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, 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.

The army and its money

Fat Man at Bench: It was a bullet, wasn't it? 
Forrest Gump: A bullet? 
Fat Man at Bench: That jumped up and bit you. 
Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. 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. 

Forrest witnesses the Watergate Breakin

Forrest Gump: [on the phone with security in the Watergate hotel] Yeah sir, you might want to send a maintenance man over to that office across the way. The lights are off, and they must be looking for a fuse box, 'cause them flashlights, they keep me awake.

Forrest's love life

Forrest Gump: Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.

Don't talk to Strangers

Bus Driver: Are you coming along?
Young Forrest Gump: Mama said not to be taking rides from strangers.
Bus Driver: This is the bus to school...
Young Forrest Gump: I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.
Bus Driver: I'm Dorothy Harris
Young Forrest Gump: Well, now we ain't strangers anymore [gets on the bus]

On the war in Vietnam

Forrest Gump: We was always taking long walks, and we was always looking for a guy named "Charlie".