11 Favorite Forrest Gump Quotes

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Forrest Gump is one of the most quotable movies in recent memory. The Tom Hanks-starring flick gave us some movie lines that have transcended pop culture history and have made their way into mainstream cultural history.

As Forrest Gump celebrates 20 years since its release, we look back and name our 11 favorite movie quotes from the Hanks-starring, Robert Zemeckis-directed classic. 

Click through and discover our 11 favorite Forrest Gump quotes.

1. Most. Iconic. Line. In. Movie!

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

Forrest Gump's most iconic line has to be this one.

2. Forrest Is Simple, Yet Profound!

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Stupid is as stupid does.

The simplest of quotes, yet one of Forrest's most true.

3. What Do People Call You?

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My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

Would you believe this line was ad-libbed by Tom Hanks?!

4. We Know Forrest Likes to Run

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Run Forrest! Run!

Jenny Curran
Director Robert Zemeckis establishes early in his film that Forrest likes to run. That comes in handy many, many times.

5. Ain't No Party Like a Black Panther Party

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

Forrest feels bad for ruining a Black Panther party.

6. Lieutenant Dan's Esteemed History

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He was from a long great military tradition. Somebody from his family had fought and died in every single American war. I guess you could say he had a lot to live up to.

Lieutenant Dan has a destiny, and as we know, Forrest got in the way of that.

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Forrest Gump Quotes

You know it's funny what a young man recollects? 'Cause I don't remember bein' born. I don't recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don't know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.

Forrest Gump

Jenny Curran: Why are you so good to me?
Forrest Gump: You're my girl!
Jenny Curran: [pause] I'll always be your girl.