Phrases and quotes from Forrest Gump


“Hello, my name is Forrest, Forrest Gump. Would you like a chocolate? Oh, thank you… It’s fun if young man … the legs… You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different. Your boy’s different… Are you stupid or something? Mama says, stupid is as stupid does. I’m Jenny… I’m Forrest, Forrest Gump. She was my most special friend, my only friend. We hooked together all the time, we were like peas and carrots, Jenny and I… Run, Forrest! Hey, stupid… Run… You won’t believe it if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows”


Forrest Gump:My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Forrest Gump: [pause while running]I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.

Forrest Gump:Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said, that’s good! One less thing.

live out of a suitcaseto live only temporarily in many different locations
candidfrank, sincere
whopperbig exaggerated lie
first matethe first officer on a ship after captain
lean up against somebodyto rest the body against someone else
take a napto have a quick, short sleep
cooninsulting term for a black person
hanky-pankyimmoral, indecent and dishonest behavior
tripstrong experience
to recollectto remember, to recall
messed upconfused
grease (somebody)slang term for killing somebody
live offto receive money from some source
be fine and dandyto be OK and well
seat is takenseat is not vacant, seat is unavailable
gumssoft tissue in mouth
keep a promiseto do what was promised
take eye off somethingto look in the different direction
carry outto accomplish, to perform
maggotdespicable person
wiped outtotally destroyed
induction dayfirst day when somebody starts in an organization
lowlifeperson of low social class or poor character, often a criminal
live up toto fulfill the expectations or standards
in my timeduring my life
come overto visit somebody
As you were!Military command meaning that soldier may return to normal posture
kick offto start
fancy dinnerdinner in an expensive restaurant
to fit like a round pegto fit perfectly
run like the wind blowsto run very fast
crock of shitcomplete nonsense
retread tires to replace worn out material on tires
crooked as a politiciancorrupted as politician
tuck into hide something (by tucking)
chase offto drive somebody or something away
showdownface to face confrontation
bracesorthopedic device for legs
racoonanimal with black/gray fur
jabbertalk quickly, babbling talk
porchcovered entrance to a building
show aroundwhen somebody introduces new places to other person
to yellto scream, to speak with loud voice
all aroundall over the place
scrapbookbook with blank pages to write memories and insert photos
sea legsability to keep balance on a ship
throw outto force to leave
sneak outsilently leave the place so that nobody knows about it
let outto rent