Forrest Gump Quotes

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[after Forrest have given his speech about Vietnam war]
Abbie Hoffman: That’s so right on, man. You said it all. What’s your name, man?
Forrest Gump: My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.
Abbie Hoffman: Forrest Gump.
Crowd: Gump!
Jenny Curran: [shouting] Forrest! Forrest!
Forrest Gump: Jenny!
[Forrest sees Jenny in the crowd and jumps into the crowd to run towards her. They both run through the water in the reflection pool. The crowd cheers once they embrace]
Forrest Gump: [voice over] It was the happiest moment of my life. Jenny and me were just like peas and carrots again. She showed me around and even introduced me to some of her new friends.
[Jenny has taken him to the Black Panther Headquarters]


[to Forrest at the Black Panther Headquarters]
Ruben: Shut that blind, man. And get your white ass away from that window. Don’t you know we in war here?


[Forrest tackles Wesley, Jenny’s boyfriend, when he has hit Jenny across the face]
Jenny Curran: Forrest! Stop it! Stop it!
Wesley: I shouldn’t have brought you here. I should have known it was going to be some bullshit hassle!
Forrest Gump: He should not be hitting you, Jenny.
Jenny Curran: Come on, Forrest.
Forrest Gump: Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.
Jenny Curran: He doesn’t mean it when he does things like this. He doesn’t
Forrest Gump: I would never hurt you, Jenny.
Jenny Curran: I know you wouldn’t, Forrest.
Forrest Gump: I wanted to be your boyfriend.
[they walk in silence]
Jenny Curran: That uniform is a trip, Forrest. You look handsome in it. You do.


Forrest Gump: [voice over] We walked around all night, Jenny and me, just talkin’. She told me about all the traveling she’d done and how she discovered ways to expand her mind and learn how to live in harmony, which must be out west somewhere, ’cause she made it all the way to California.


[Jenny is preparing to board a bus back to Berkeley]
Forrest Gump: [voice over] It was a very special night for the two of us. I didn’t want it to end.
Forrest Gump: Wish you wouldn’t go, Jenny.
Jenny Curran: I have to, Forrest.
Wesley: Jenny? Things got a little out of hand. It’s just this war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson and…I would never hurt you. You know that.
Forrest Gump: Know what I think? I think you should go home to Greenbow, Alabama!
Jenny Curran: Forrest, we have very different lives, you know.
Forrest Gump: I want you to have this.
[he places his Medal of Honor in Jenny’s hand]
Jenny Curran: Forrest, I can’t keep this.
Forrest Gump: I got it just by doing what you told me to do.
Jenny Curran: Why are you so good to me?
Forrest Gump: You’re my girl.
Jenny Curran: I’ll always be your girl.
[they embrace and Jenny boards onto the bus with Wesley]
Forrest Gump: [voice over] And just like that, she was gone out of my life again.


Forrest Gump: [voice over] I thought I was going back to Vietnam, but instead they decided the best way for me to fight the communists was to play ping-pong, so I was in the Special Services, traveling around the country, cheering up all them wounded veterans and showing ’em how to play ping-pong. I was so good that some years later the Army decided that I should be on the All-American ping-pong team. We were the first Americans to visit the land of China in like a million years or something like that, and somebody said world peace was in our hands, but all I did was play ping-pong. When I got home I was a national celebrity. Famouser even than Captain Kangaroo.


[Forrest being interviewed on the Dick Cavett show]forrest-gump-16
Forrest Gump: In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.
John Lennon: No possessions?
Forrest Gump: And in China they never go to church.
John Lennon: No religion too?
Dick Cavett: Oh. Hard to imagine.
John Lennon: Well it’s easy if you try, Dick.


[Forrest sees Lt. Dan. outside the TV studio, he’s in a wheelchair looking dirty with long hair]
Lt. Dan Taylor: They gave you the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir. They surely did.
Lt. Dan Taylor: They gave you, an imbecile, a moron who goes on television and makes a fool out of himself in front of the whole damn country, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Well, then, that’s just perfect! Yeah, well, I just got one thing to say to that. Goddamn bless America.
[Lt. Dan’s wheelchair begins to slide down the ramp and spins crashing at the bottom of the ramp]
Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan!


Forrest Gump: [voice over] Lieutenant Dan said he was living in a hotel. And because he didn’t have no legs, he spent most of his time exercising his arms.


Forrest Gump: What do you do here in New York, Lt. Dan?
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I am living off the government tit! Sucking it dry!


Lt. Dan Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
Forrest Gump: I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.
[Lt. Dan chuckles]
Lt. Dan Taylor: That’s all these cripples at the VA, that’s all they ever talk about. Jesus this and Jesus that. Have I found Jesus? They even had a priest come and talk to me. He said God is listening, but I have to help myself. Now, if I accept Jesus into my heart, I’ll get to walk beside him in the kingdom of heaven.
[he becomes enraged as he throws the bottle and looks at Forrest]
Lt. Dan Taylor: Did you hear what I said? WALK beside him in the kingdom of heaven. Well, kiss my crippled ass. God is listening? What a crock of shit.
Forrest Gump: I’m going to heaven, Lieutenant Dan.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Oh? Ah, well, before you go, why don’t you get your ass down to the corner and get us another bottle of ripple.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir.


Lt. Dan Taylor: What the hell is in Bayou La Batre?
Forrest Gump: Shrimpin’ boats.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Shrimping boats? Who gives a shit about shrimping boats?
Forrest Gump: I gotta buy me one of them shrimpin’ boats as soon as I have some money. I made me a promise to Bubba in Vietnam, that as soon as the war was over, we’d go in partners. He’d be the captain of the shrimpin’ boat and I’d be his first mate. But now that he’s dead, that means I gotta be the captain.
Lt. Dan Taylor: A shrimp boat captain.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir. A promise is a promise, Lieutenant Dan.
[Lt. Dan starts to chuckle and shouts]
Lt. Dan Taylor: Now hear this! Private Gump here is gonna be a shrimp boat captain. Well, I tell you what, Gilligan. The day that you are a shrimp boat captain, I will come and be your first mate.
Forrest Gump: Okay.
Lt. Dan Taylor: If you’re ever a shrimp boat captain, that’s the day I’m an astronaut!


Lenore: Mr. Hot Wheels. Who’s your friend?
Forrest Gump: My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.
Lt. Dan Taylor: This is Cunning Carla and Long-limbs Lenore.


[Forrest is back in Lt. Dan’s hotel room. Lenore leaps on him and begins to kiss him and grabbing his crotch. Forrest stands up nervously, causing Lenore to fall down on the floor]
Lenore: [angrily] What are you, stupid or something? What’s your problem? What’s his problem? Did you lose your pecker in the war or something?
Carla: Is your friend stupid or something?
Lt. Dan Taylor: What did you say?
Carla: I said is your friend stupid or something?
Lt. Dan Taylor: Hey! Don’t call him stupid!
Lenore: Hey, don’t push her!
Lt. Dan Taylor: You shut up! Don’t you ever call him stupid!
Carla: What’s the matter, baby? Why you so upset?
Lt. Dan Taylor: Get the hell out of here!
Lenore: You stupid gimp. You belong in “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.”
Lt. Dan Taylor: Get your goddamn clothes and get the hell out of here!
Lenore: You should be in a sideshow. You’re so pathetic!
Lt. Dan Taylor: Get out of here!
Carla: You retard!
Lenore: Loser. You freak!


Forrest Gump:
I’m sorry I ruined your New Year’s Eve party, Lieutenant Dan. She tastes like cigarettes.
Forrest Gump: [voice over] I guess Lieutenant Dan figured there’s some things you can’t change. He didn’t want to be called crippled just, like I didn’t want to be called stupid.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Happy New Year, Gump.


[President Nixon awarding Forest U.S table tennis tournament medal in 1972]
President Richard M. Nixon: So are you enjoying yourself in our nation’s capital, young man?forrest-gump-17
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir.
President Richard M. Nixon: Well, where are you staying?
Forrest Gump: It’s called the Hotel Ebbott.
President Richard M. Nixon: Oh, no, no, no, no. I know of a much nicer hotel. It’s brand new. Very modern. I’ll have my people take care of it for you.


[in the Watergate hotel on phone with security]
Forrest Gump: 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’re… they’re keeping me awake.
Security: Okay, sir. I’ll check it out.
Forrest Gump: Thank you.
Security: No Problem.
Forrest Gump: Good night.
[Forrest hangs up the phone and by the phone is the hotel stationary, which reads “The Watergate Hotel”]


[President Nixon making his resignation speech on TV]
President Richard M. Nixon: Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.


[Forrest is playing ping-pong by himself at the gymnasium. An officer steps up to him]
Officer: Forrest Gump.
Forrest Gump: Yes, sir!
Officer: As you were. I have your discharge papers. Service is up, son.
Forrest Gump: Does this mean I can’t play ping-pong no more?
Officer: For the Army, it does.
Forrest Gump: [voice over] And just like that, my service in the United States Army was over. So I went home.


Forrest Gump: [voice over] Now, when I got home, I had no idea, but Mama’d had all sorts of visitors.
Mrs. Gump: We’ve had all sorts of visitors, Forrest. Everybody wants you to use their ping-pong stuff. One man even left a check for twenty five thousand dollars if you’d be agreeable to sayin’ you like using their paddle.
Forrest Gump: Oh, Momma. I only like using my own paddle. Hi, Miss Louise.
Louise: Hey, Forrest.
Mrs. Gump: I know that. I know that. But it’s twenty five thousand dollars, Forrest. I thought maybe you could hold it for a while, see if it grows on you.


Forrest Gump: [voice over] I didn’t stay home for long because I’d made a promise to Bubba, and I always try to keep my promise, so I went on down to Bayou La Batre to meet Bubba’s family and make their introduction.
Mrs. Blue: Are you crazy or just plain stupid?
Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does, Mrs. Blue.
Mrs. Blue: I guess.


[Forrest visits Bubba’s grave and reads from the notes he’s taken out of his pocket]
Forrest Gump: Hey, Bubba. It’s me, Forrest Gump. I remember everything you said, and I got it all figured out. I’m taking the twenty-four thousand, five hundred and six-two dollars and forty-seven cents that I got…well, that’s-that’s left after a new haircut and a new suit and I took Mama out to a real fancy dinner, and I bought a bus ticket, and three Dr Peppers.


[Forrest continues talking at Bubba’s grave]
Forrest Gump: That’s what’s left after me saying, “When I was in China on the All-America ping-pong team, I just loved playing ping-pong with my Flex-o-lite ping-pong paddle,” which everybody knows isn’t true, but Mama said it’s just a little white lie so it wouldn’t hurt nobody. So anyway, I’m putting all that on gas, ropes, and new nets and a brand-new shrimping boat.


Forrest Gump: [voice over] Now, Bubba had told me everything he knew about shrimpin’, but you know what I found out? Shrimpin’ is tough.
[Forrest pulls a couple of shrimps out of a bucket]
Forrest Gump: I only caught five.
Old Shrimper Man: A couple more, you can have yourself a cocktail.



Forrest Gump: [voice over] I thought about Jenny all the time.


Forrest Gump:
Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?
Lt. Dan Taylor: Well, I thought I’d try out my sea legs.
Forrest Gump: Well, you ain’t got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Yes, I know that. You wrote me a letter, you idiot. Well, well. Captain Forrest Gump. I had to see this for myself. And I told you if you were ever a shrimp boat captain, that I’d be your first mate. Well, here I am. I’m a man of my word.
Forrest Gump: Okay.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Yeah, but don’t you be thinking that I’m going to be calling you “Sir.”
Forrest Gump: No, sir.


[Forrest empties the net with their “catch” and debris falls to the deck]
Forrest Gump: Still no shrimp, Lieutenant Dan.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Okay, so I was wrong.
Forrest Gump: Well, how are we going to find them?
Lt. Dan Taylor: Well, maybe you should just pray for shrimp.
Forrest Gump: [voice over] So I went to church every Sunday. Sometimes Lieutenant Dan came too, though I think he left the praying up to me.
[another catch of junk is dumped onto the deck]
Forrest Gump: [dejected] No shrimp.
Lt. Dan Taylor: Where the hell’s this God of yours?
Forrest Gump: [voice over] It’s funny Lieutenant Dan said that, ’cause right then God showed up.


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