Forrest: Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I could remember my first pair of shoes.
Forrest: (voice-over) Now, when I was a baby, Momma named me after the great Civil War hero, General Nathan Bedford Forrest... She said we was related to him in some way. And, what he did was, he started up this club called the Ku Klux Klan. They'd all dress up in their robes and their bedsheets and act like a bunch of ghosts or spooks or something. They'd even put bedsheets on their horses and ride around. And anyway, that's how I got my name. Forrest Gump. Momma said that the Forrest part was to remind me that sometimes we all do things that, well, just don't make no sense.
Mrs. Gump: Don't ever let anybody tell you they're better than you, Forrest. If God intended everybody to be the same, he'd have given us all braces on our legs.
Mrs. Gump: Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else. You are no different.
Principal: Your boy's... different, Mrs. Gump. Now, his I.Q. is seventy-five.
Bus Driver: Are you comin' along?
Forrest: Momma said not to be taking rides from strangers.
Bus Driver: This is the bus to school.
Forrest: I'm Forrest Gump.
Bus Driver: I'm Dorothy Harris.
Forrest: Well, now we ain't strangers anymore.
Forrest: (voice-over) I, 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 sweetiest voice... in the wide world.
Girl: You can sit here if you want.
Forrest: (voice-over) I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life. She was like an angel.
Jenny: What's wrong with your legs?
Forrest: Um, nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.
Jenny: Then why do you have those shoes on?
Forrest: My momma said my back's crooked like a question mark. These are going to make me as straight as an arrow. They're my magic shoes.
Jenny: Are you stupid or something.
Forrest: Mommy says stupid is as stupid does.
Jenny: I'm Jenny.
Forrest: I'm Forrest. Forrest Gump.
Forrest: (voice-over) From that day on, we was always together. Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.
Football Coach: Who in the hell is that?
High School Coach: That there is Forrest Gump. Coach. Just a local idiot.
Football Coach: He must be the stupidest son-of-a-bitch alive. But he sure is fast!
Katzenbach: Governor Wallace, I take it from that, uh... statement that you are going to stand in that door, and that you are not going to carry out the orders of this court, and that you are going to resist us from doing so. I would ask you once again to responsibility step aside and if you do not, I'm going to assure you...
Forrest: Earl, what's going on?
Earl: Coons are tryin' to get into school.
Forrest: Coons? When racoons try to get on our back porch, Momma just chase 'em off with a broom.
Earl: Not racoons, you idiot, niggas. And they want to go to school with us.
Forrest: With us? They do?
Jenny: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?
Forrest: Who I'm gonna be?
Forrest: Aren't I going to be me?