“Newspapermen learn to call a murderer ‘an alleged murderer’ and the King of England ‘the alleged King of England’ to avoid libel suits.”
“The shortest distance between two points is under construction.”
“I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.”
“We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.”
-Charles Caleb Colton
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“Every hill has its valley.”
“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
And a few from Jimi Hendrix
“Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually.”
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.”
“Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”
And some by Katherine Hepburn
“Without discipline, there’s no life at all.”
“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
“Enemies are so stimulating.”
And my favorite from Forrest Gump!
Young Jenny Curran: Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.
Forrest Gump: My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.
Mrs. Gump: You have to do the best with what God gave you.
Forrest Gump: You died on a Saturday morning. And I had you placed here under our tree. And I had that house of your father’s bulldozed to the ground. Momma always said dyin’ was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t. Little Forrest, he’s doing just fine. About to start school again soon. I make his breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I make sure he combs his hair and brushes his teeth every day. Teaching him how to play ping-pong. He’s really good. We fish a lot. And every night, we read a book. He’s so smart, Jenny. You’d be so proud of him. I am. He, uh, wrote a letter, and he says I can’t read it. I’m not supposed to, so I’ll just leave it here for you. Jenny, I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happening at the same time. I miss you, Jenny. If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.
Forrest Gump: And cause I was a gazillionaire, and I liked doin it so much, I cut that grass for free.
Forrest Gump: I gotta save Bubba!
Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Forrest Gump: Sometimes, I guess there’s just not enough rocks.
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.
Dorothy Harris: You understand this is the bus to the school, now, don’tcha?
Forrest Gump Jr.: Of course; and you’re Dorothy Harris, and I’m Forrest Gump.