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  • Forrest GumpsLife Lessons

  • Life is like a box of chocolates. You neverknow what youre gonna get.Having the ability to adapt to whatever comes your way is something that will always serve you well. Be open to possibility and who knows what you might find.

  • I dont know if we each have a destiny, or if were all just floatingaround accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe its both.Maybe both is happening at the same time.Everyday, life is made bearable by the people and things that we are passionate about. May it be our better halves, our family, our work, God, or the creative endeavors that he lets us have, these fuel should serve asa guide for how we can follow our dreams and a map for how we can achieve them.

  • "There's only so much fortune one man needs, the rest is just showing off."Keep whats serving you, and let go of what is not.

  • Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

    Explaining things to people so that they can understand them is a gift. It means taking timetounderstandfirst to then be understood. Mama Gump had itright.

  • Mama says they was magic shoes. They couldtake me anywhere.Forrest Gump did go anywhere because he believed he could. Are you limiting yourself? Find your magic shoes. Go, run, what you believe you can achieve.

  • Run Forrest, Run!Those who love us are good at pointing out our strengths. They may takeyou far - like across the country.

  • You have to do the best with what Godgave you.It starts withknowingyourself, then striving to sharpen and hone yourself. We all have God given talents. Use yours. Its simple, be your best.

  • So I started playing it all the time. I played ping-pongeven when I didn't have anyone to play ping-pong with.I played ping-pong so much, I even played it in my sleep.Come on. Let me show you. Now the secret to this game is, no matter what happens, never,ever take your eye off the ball. Focus on what you are doing!!!

  • Forrest Gump : Whats my destiny, Mama?Mrs. Gump: Youre gonna have to figure that out for yourself.You define your destiny. It is about being in touch with what you love. It is about being your best. This is your life. Stand. Take a stand for who you chose to be. You define your destiny.

  • "Bubba was my best good friend, and even Iknow you can't just find that around the corner."Be loyal to your friends. Love unconditionally.

  • Forrest Gump : If Id a known that was the last time I was gonna talk to Bubba, I would of thought of something better to say.Forrest Gump : Hi Bubba.Bubba : Hey ForrestDont let those little moments pass by you never know what kind of lasting influence youwill have. Say what needs to be said exactly when you need to say it.

  • The good part about being shot in the buttocks wasthe ice cream, Forrest said. They gave me all the icecream I could eat.Sometimes the best thing that you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess.Just breath, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

  • Mama always said, dying was a part of life. Isure wish it wasnt.Yet life has a way of coming back to us if we know what love is, be our best, and believe. Donot let heart-break or tragedy take your life. We all have tragedy to overcome, you can too.

  • Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days,and 16 hours.[he stops and turns around]Young Man Running: Quiet, quiet! Hes gonna say something!Forrest Gump: [pause] Im pretty tired I think Ill go home now.No one should be following me And we also should not be following anyone else. Theanswers my friend arenot blowing in the windthey are simply inside, on the heart path.

  • For no particular reason, I just kepton going.I just felt like running.Trust yourself; it always leads you to where you need to be. Have you ever wanted to do something that made nosense to others, but made perfect senseto you? Do it. Youll never regret it!!!

  • Forrest tells him he is still the same man. Never forget how special you are. He doesnt think any less of Lieutenant Dan for losing his legs, and neither should he. Your outward circumstances may change but remember there is only one of you and who you are inwardly canneverbe taken from you.Lieutenant Dan : This wasnt supposed to happen. Not to me. I had a destiny. I was Lieutenant Dan Tyler.Forrest Gump : Yo-Youre still Lieutenant Dan

  • "Why don't you love me, Jenny? I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is."Find inside yourself what you love. Then Cherish it for all you are worth. Because do you knowwhat?It is all that youre worth.

  • And cause I was a gazillionaire, and I liked doin it so much, I cut that grass for free.Be in touch with what you love then strive to be your best. I think youll find them coming together.

  • Now you wouldnt believe me if I told you, butI could run like the wind blows. From that dayon, if I was going somewhere, I was running!If you need to clear your head, go for a run. That particular run comes from his personal heartbreak after he asks Jenny to marry him, she declines, though comes into his room to makelove to him, only to disappear in the morning.

  • Sometimes, I guess, there just arent enough rocks.Never forget where you came from, and how you got where you are today. If you do not use the experiences in your life, if you choose to ignore them instead, how will you ever learn a lesson?

  • 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.After Jenny passed away, Forrest took care of his son, reading with him every night andpreparing his lunch for school. Like hismother before him, Forrest would doanything to make a good home for his child.

  • Dying is a part of life I sure wish it wasntNever say never.Jenny asks Forrest, while sitting on a park bench, to marry her. Though she has contracted theAIDS virus, and eventually tragically passes away at an incredibly young age, she ends her lifewith the man who has always loved her, and who I believe she has always loved right back.

  • Stupid isas stupiddoes.You words mean little to nothing ifyour actions do not align. Stupid is as stupid does. Brave is as bravedoes. Your actions always speaklouder than your words.

  • My momma always said that miracles happen everyday, Some people dont think so, but they do.It isso important to take time to stop and smell the roses; to recognize the beauty in theminutiae of everyday details. Otherwise, it becomes all too easy to be dragged down when things dont go as well as wed hope.

  • Forrest waits with Forrest Jr. for the busto pick him up for his first day of school, and sits on the same tree stump where hismother sat on his first day of school, and watches his feather bookmark float off in the wind.Dont be a feather in the wind, takeownership of your life.Thank You Very MuchSompong Yusoontorn