The Forrest Gump Box of Quotes Quiz


By: Olivia Cantor

5 Min Quiz

Image: Paramount Pictures

About This Quiz

Forrest Gump, a hit 1994 movie that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, is chock full of memorable quotes. How well do you remember them? Find out!

Complete this quote: "From that day on, we was always together. Jenny and me was like ___________."

Forrest was narrating this line as he was recalling his childhood with Jenny.


Who said this encouragement: "Run, Forrest! Run!"

A young Jenny once said this to prompt a young Forrest to run away from his bullies.


Who said this concluding statement: "That's all I have to say about that."

Forrest punctuates his stories with this line, either with a wistful or indignant air.


Complete this quote: "Stupid is as ___________."

Forrest Gump always says this in retort to people who asks him if he’s stupid.


Who said this justification: “What's normal anyways?"

Mrs. Gump said this in defense of Forrest being diagnosed as having low IQ when he was a boy.


Complete this quote: "When I was in China on the All-American ____________ team, I just loved playing ____________."

Forrest also said that he loved to play with his Flexolite ping-pong paddle.


Who said this: "If you're ever in trouble, don't be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away."

The hippie Jenny gave this advice to Forrest upon learning that her childhood friend is being shipped to Vietnam as a soldier.


Complete this quote: "My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me ____________."

Bubba and Forrest quickly became great friends.


Who said this: “Get your hands down. Do not salute me. There are snipers all around this area who'd love to grease an officer."

Lt. Dan Taylor made this comment when Forrest and Bubba were reporting to him for the first time in Vietnam, saluting him in the process.


Complete this quote: “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, ______-kabobs, ______ creole, ______ gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple ______, lemon ______, coconut ______, pepper ______, ______ soup, ______ stew, ______ salad, ______ and potatoes, ______ burger, ______ sandwich."

A very hopeful Bubba narrated these varieties of shrimp preparations to Forrest while doing their army chores.


Who said this: "You're no different than anybody else is. You're the same as everybody else. You are no different.”

Forrest’s loving mother said this affirmation when they were getting difficulty in finding the boy a school.


Complete this quote: "Life is like a ____________, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get."

Mrs. Gump, Forrest’s loving mother, told this of Forrest when the latter asked about his destiny.


Who said this: "No possessions? No religion, too?"

John Lennon asked these lines to Forrest Gump who was narrating his experience in China during a TV talk show guesting.


Who said this prayer: "Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.”

Jenny as a young girl said this prayer when she was trying to escape from her abusive father.


Complete this quote: “You can tell a lot about a person by their ___________; where they going, where they been."

Forrest told this in reply to a complaining nurse who sat beside him on the waiting bench.


Who said this: "America owes you a debt of gratitude, son. Now I understand you were wounded. Where were you hit?"

President Lyndon Johnson said this to Forrest while honoring him with a medal for his army service.


Complete this quote: "He must be the stupidest son of a bitch alive, but he sure is ___________!”

Forrest’s college football coach, Coach Bryant, uttered this line when he saw how fast Forrest could run.


Who said this: "You don't wanna marry me."

A sad Jenny concluded this thought for Forrest when the latter asked to marry her.


Complete this quote: "I'm not a smart man... but I know what ____________ is."

After Jenny rejected his marriage proposal, Forrest said this line when Jenny insinuated that he doesn’t know much about love.


Who said this: "I know of this much nicer hotel that's very new. It's very modern. I'll have my people set you up and take care of it for you."

President Richard Nixon told this to Forrest during his awarding ceremony for being a winner in a tennis tournament. Of course, that hotel turned out to be Watergate.


Complete this quote: "From that day on, if I was goin' somewhere, I was ____________."

Forrest gained a large following as he ran across the country.


Who said this: "I'll always be your girl."

A grateful Jenny, now a bit older and wiser, told this to Forrest after asking why he’s always so good to her.


Complete this quote: "I know ever'thing there is to know about the ___________ business."

Forrest’s fellow soldier friend Bubba told this to him during their duties in the army.


Who said this: "Sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks."

An observant Forrest thought of this line after letting a grown-up Jenny throw rocks at her old house, now abandoned.


Complete this quote: "Mama always said, ____________ is a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't."

This was another piece of sage advice Mrs. Gump gave to her son.


Who said this: "His name's Forrest. I named him after his daddy."

Jenny said this to Forrest when she was introducing her son to him, which turned out to be his son, too.


Complete this quote: Bubba was going to be a shrimping boat captain, but instead, he died right there by that river in ____________."

Forrest honored his friend by starting a shrimping company.


Who said this: "Your momma sure does care about your education, son."

Forrest’s school principal uttered this line after “visiting” with the kid’s mother, prior to Forrest being admitted to the school..


Complete this quote: "____________ is when you go somewhere... and you never come back."

Forrest’s mom, Mrs. Gump, said this line when the young boy asked him of his father’s whereabouts.


Who said this: "Have you given any thought to your future, son?"

A recruitment officer for the US Army said this to a just-graduated Forrest outside of his college.


Complete this quote: "The best thing about visiting the president is the ____________."

Forrest wasn't hungry, but he did drink 15 free Dr. Peppers — which made him need to use the bathroom while meeting President Kennedy.


Who said this proposal: "Will you marry me, Forrest?"

It’s Jenny’s time now to propose to Forrest, somewhat, after she revealed that she was diagnosed with a yet-unnamed incurable disease, alluding to HIV/AIDS.


Complete this quote: "Lt. Dan got me invested in some kind of ____________. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more."

That "fruit company" turned out to be Apple Computer, which is why Forrest no longer had to worry about money.


Who said this: "Tell us a little bit about the war, man."

Political activist Abbie Hoffman, who invited an unsuspecting Forrest up onstage in a protest rally in Washington, asked him this line, in front of the cheering crowd.


Who said this: "You're a genius! That's the most outstanding answer I have ever heard!"

Forrest’s drill sergeant told this to Forrest during their first encounter in the army barracks.


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