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Forrest: Now, when I was a baby, Momma named me after the great Civil War hero, Genera! Nathan Bedford Forrest... She said we were related to him in some way. And, what he did was. he started up this club called the Ku Klux Klan. They'd ali dress up in
their robes and their bed一sheets and act like a bunch of ghosts or spooks or something. They'd even put bed-sheets on their horses and ride around. And anyway, that's how 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.
( Forrest 's feg brace was stuck in the sidewalks. )
Mrs. Gump: Just wait, let me get it. ( Mrs. Gump helps Forrest up onto the sidewalk. She looks up and notices the two old man are watching them. )
Mrs. Gump: Oooh, AIl right. \Nhat are you all staring at ? Haven't you ever seen a little boy with braces on his legs before ? Don't ever anybody tell you they're better than you. Forrest.If God intend everybody to be the same. he'd have given us all braces on our legs Forrest: Momma always had a way of explaining things so I understand them. We lived about a quarter mile of Route 17, ablea half mile from the town of Greenbow, Alabama. That's in county of Greenbow. Our house bad been in Momma 's family sir her grandpa 's grandpa 's grandpa had come across the ocean abi a thousand years ago. Something like that. Since it was just me e Momma and we had all these empty rooms9 Momma decided to those rooms out. Mostly the people passing through. That 's how and Mommy got money. Mommy was a real smart lady.
Mrs. Gump: Remember what I told you Forrest. You're different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forres You ' re the same as everybody else. You are rio different.
Gump: What's the matter, Mama ?
Mrs. Gump: l'm dying, Forrest, Come on in, sit down over here.
Gump: Why are you dying, Mama ?
Mrs. Gump: lt's my time lt's just my time. Oh, now.. don't you be afraid, sweet heart. Death is just a part of life. Something we 're all destined to do. I didn't know it, but I was destined to be your mama. I did the best I could.
Cump: You did good. Mama.
Mrs. Gump: Well... I happen to believe you make your own destiny. You have to do the best with what God gave you.
Gump: What's my destiny, Mama ?
Mrs. Cump: You're going to have to figure that out for yourself. Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest You never know what you're going to get.