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Forrest Gump: Hello. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.
Recruit Officer: Nobody gives a hunky shit who you are, pus ball. You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot. Get your ass on the bus, you're in the army now!

Jenny Curran: Have you ever been with a girl, Forrest?
Forrest Gump: I see them in my Home Economics class all the time.

John F. Kennedy: Congratulations, how do you feel?
Forrest Gump: I gotta pee.
John F. Kennedy: [turning to camera] I believe he said he had to go pee. Heh heh.

Lyndon B. Johnson: [Putting medal on Forrest] America owes you a debt of gratitude, son. Now I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?
Forrest Gump: In the buttox.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Oh that must be a site.
[Whispering to Forrest]
Lyndon B. Johnson: I'd like to see that.
[Forrest shows him; Johnson walks away embarrassed]
Lyndon B. Johnson: God damn, son.

Speaker: Tell us a little bit about the war, man.
Forrest Gump: The war in Vietnam?
Speaker: [to audience] War in Viet-Fucking-Nam!!
[Audience cheers]

Richard M. Nixon: Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice president Ford will be sworn into office at that hour in this office.

Forrest Gump: [in the Watergate hotel; on phone with security] Hello, um, you might wanna send a maintenance man to that office across the way because the lights are off and they must be looking for a fuse box or something because them flashlights are keeping me awake.

[Forrest has just graduated high school.]
Recruit Officer: Have you given any thought to your future, son?
Forrest Gump: 'Thought'?

[Describing Vietnam]
Forrest Gump: We was always taking long walks, and we was always looking for a guy named 'Charlie.'

Forrest Gump: The best thing about visiting the President is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn't hungry but thirsty, I must've drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers.

Forrest Gump: [dejected] No shrimp.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Where's your God now, Forrest?
Forrest Gump: [narrating] Y'know, it's funny he said that, because right then, at that very moment, God showed UP!

Forrest Gump: You've always got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan sent me a letter, got us invested in some fruit company. He said we didn't have to worry about money no more, and that's good! One less thing.

Bumper Sticker Guy: [running after Forrest] Hey man! Hey listen, I was wondering if you might help me. I'm in the bumper sticker business and I've been trying to think of a good slogan, and since you've been such a big inspiration to the people around here I thought you might be able to help me -- WOAH! Man, you just ran through a huge pile of dog shit!!
Forrest Gump: It happens.
Bumper Sticker guy: What, shit?
Forrest Gump: Sometimes.

Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
[he stops and turns around]
Runner: Quiet, quiet! He's gonna say something!
Forrest Gump: [pause] I'm pretty tired ... I think I'll go home now.

Dorothy Harris: Are you coming along?
Forrest Gump: Mama says I shouldn't take rides with strangers.
Dorothy Harris: This is the bus to school.
Forrest Gump: Hi I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.
Dorothy Harris: I'm Dorothy Harris.
Forrest Gump: Well I guess we aint strangers anymore.

Forrest Gump: I can't help it; I love you Jenny.
Jenny Curran: Forrest, you don't know what love is.

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

Forrest Gump: Mama always said, dying was a part of life.

Forrest Gump: Her dream had come true. She was a folk singer.

Forrest Gump: Will you marry me Jenny?
Jenny Curran: You don't wanna marry me, Forrest.

Forrest Gump: When I was in China on the All-American Ping Pong team, I just loved playing ping-pong with my Flexolite ping pong paddle.

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

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Have you found God yet, Gump?
Forrest Gump: I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him.

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I'm here to try out my sea legs.
Forrest Gump: But you ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.

Jenny Curran: Do you think I could fly off this bridge, Forrest?
Forrest Gump: What do you mean , Jenny?
Jenny Curran: Nothing.

Forrest Gump: Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you're gonna get.

[Forrest has finished assembling his rifle]
Drill Sergeant: GUUUUUUMP! Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?
Forrest Gump: Because you told me to, Drill Sergeant?
Drill Sergeant: Outstanding, Gump! This is a new company record! If it weren't such a waste of a fine enlisted man I'd recommend you for OCS! You are gonna be a general someday, Gump!

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.

Bubba: Have you ever been on a real shrimping boat?
Forrest Gump: No, but I've been on a real big boat.

Forrest Gump: Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!!

[Repeated line]
Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.

Mrs. Gump: Life's a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump: Sometimes, there just aren't enough rocks.

Drill Sergeant: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?
Forrest Gump: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!
Drill Sergeant: God damn it, Gump! You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump.

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 Gump: I'm sorry I had to fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.

Bubba Blue: My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys. Can you believe that?
Forrest Gump: My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.

[Repeated line]
Forrest Gump: We were like peas and carrots, Jenny and I.

Forrest Gump: I'm sorry for ruining your party, Lieutenant Dan. She tasted of cigarettes.

Jenny Curran: His name's Forrest.
Forrest Gump: Like me.
Jenny Curran: I named him after his daddy.
Forrest Gump: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?
Jenny Curran: You're his daddy, Forrest.

Forrest Gump: I ran for three years, five months, and two days. When I was hungry, I ate. When I was tired, I slept. When I had to go, you know, I went!

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: So where are you boys from?
Forrest Gump, Benjamin "Bubba" Bufford-Blue: Alabama, sir!
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: You guys twins or something?
Forrest Gump: No sir, we are not relations.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: That's what all these cripples down at the VA talk about: Jesus this and Jesus that. They even had a priest come and talk to me. He said God is listening and if I found Jesus, I'd get to walk beside him in the kingdom of Heaven. 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.

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