27 Best ‘Forrest Gump’ Quotes: Stupid is as Stupid Does

“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s 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.”

– Bubba


Have you ever seen a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant? There is a reason why they serve so many different kinds of shrimp and we have a feeling this quote is exactly what that restaurant is modeled after! 

No one wants to be in an army boot camp, scrubbing floors and being yelled at, so to pass the time Bubba and Forrest talk. In this instance Bubba describes what he is going to do once he is out of the army and Forrest does not forget this.