Do You Remember These Life Lessons from Forrest Gump?

There comes a time when you just have to revisit the classics.

So, over the weekend the movie classic Forrest Gump was playing on TV, and since it was raining, I decided to watch it for the 11th time because it seems like I always learn something new.

While there are hundreds of great quotes throughout the movie, my takeaway this time around is that there are a lot of quotes about “shoes” and “chocolate”—a couple of my favorite things!

But, I wanted to share some of Forrest’s quotes that have resonated with me—and I hope they resonate with you!

Jenny:  Do you ever dream about who you’re gonna be?

                Forrest:  Aren’t I going to be me?

Forrest:  What’s my destiny, Mama?

                Mama:  You’re going to have to figure that out for yourself!

Forrest:  Mama said you have to do the best with what God gave you.

Forrest:  My mama always said you have to put the past behind you before you can move forward.

Forrest:  Mama says they was magic shoes.  They could take me anywhere.

Forrest:  My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they go, where they’ve been.  I’ve worn a lot of shoes, I bet if I think about it real hard, I can remember my first pair of shoes.

Forrest:  Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get.

Forrest:  Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

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

So, what is your favorite Forrest Gump quote? 


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