- My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
life was like a box of chocolates is one of the various quotes from Mrs. Gump repeated by her son during the movie. Used to explain how life is uncertain, it is seen at the beginning of the movie, and makes an appearance in the sequel to the novel, Gump & Co.
- forrest never said life is like a box of chocolates only life was like a box of chocolates
- This quote was ranked as #40 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.