10 inspirational quotes from Forrest Gump

  • Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere.

Well Magic was everywhere wasn’t it? If you wish, anything can take you anywhere. You just need to be willing to dream and strive forward!

Well! Don’t they? Someone you meet as you start the day and smiles at you, someone opens the door for you and welcomes you, someone says – “ I love you” . Well aren’t there miracles every day? Or is it just that we don’t choose to see them quite often?

  • You have to do the best with what God gave you.

We have oft heard people complain and say that the others were privileged enough, “If only I had this – I would have done that”. Well I would say, “You probably don’t ! but does that stop you from wanting what you want and the kind of lifestyle you’d like to have? Well! In that case, Buck up, no matter what reasons you have, no matter how justifiable they are, the only question is are you satisfied with the reasons or do you want your solutions. Go ahead and get them, make the best of the situation and I am sure the deserved results are right around the corner.

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

It probably is right! But life is still a box of chocolates, you are going to end up with something very sweet and nice. But sometimes you just have to make the nice of the available choices, just like Gump decides to run beyond his shackles.

We have often heard people ask this question and most times we have ended up asking ourselves. But what better answer than this? It is our life, our priorities, our thoughts and our actions. Who else would design our destiny? And lets not forget, it always is a matter of choice.

  • Forrest Gump: My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

Yup! That is where the solution is isn’t it? We have all done things in the past, some of which we are proud of, some of which we are scared of. But the past is the past for a reason, there is a lot more to look forward to in the present and the future. You have to go past it, you can’t let your past decide a lot of things for you. You have to let go! You have to move on…   

  • Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does

Well sometimes stupidity is a great way of being and knowing. But to know that there is a perception beyond this and stupidity led you there is maturity and the decision to grow over that is absolute magic!

  • Mrs. Gump: What’s normal anyways?

Yeah! What is normal anyway? Is it the definition of your society? Your friends? Your enemies? The newspapers? And why the penchance to be accepted as a normal? Why not be the self you are and as long as you are living life up to your goals, what is normal any way?

  • Mrs. Gump: Remember what I told you, Forrest. You’re no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You’re the same as everybody else. You are no different

Yup! Maybe you are and maybe you are not. With that comes a great undertone. If you are like everyone else, you do possess the same faculties as a Bill Gates and a Steve Jobs. The only difference is that they decided to make something out of that genius. The one thought is that if we apply ourselves accordingly to our passion, what is there stopping us?

 In the end, it all boils down to that! Action! There is no juice without action and none as a solution unless you act upon it. 

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