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

“I’m not a smart man. But I know what love is.”

– Forrest Gump


Forrest is not an angry man and he is not a dumb man. Yes, he may come off as naive and stupid but he is neither. In a very touching scene with Jenny, years after they have both lived very intense lives far apart from each other, they come back together and for a glimpse you think this is their happily ever after! 

But no movie can be so simple, just like life nothing ever goes as planned, so Forrest must confront Jenny and ask her if she loves him. What conspires is so very endearing, similar to a child explaining their feelings, you watch Forrest gain the courage to tell Jenny he loves her.