Run, Forrest, Run!
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 said dying is a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.
Forrest: And that’s all I have to say about that!
Here’s a link to read more dialogue and quotes.
So, what is your favorite Forrest Gump quote?