The Movie Quote That Most Americans Would Use To Sum Up Their Lives Is . . . From “Forrest Gump”

forrest gump posters The Movie Quote That Most Americans Would Use To Sum Up Their Lives Is . . . From Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

A new survey asked Americans if there was one movie quote that could sum up their life philosophy, what would it be.  And the winning quote was from . . . “Forrest Gump”.  And no, it’s not listing different kinds of shrimp recipes.

26% of Americans said they can best sum up their lives with the quote, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

–A quote from “The Wizard of Oz” came in second, with 21%.  That quote, of course, is, “There’s no place like home.”

8% of people went for the quote “Carpe diem,” which means “Seize the day,” from “Dead Poets Society”.

–Two different quotes got 7% of the vote . . . “Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin'” from “The Shawshank Redemption”, and “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night” from “All About Eve”.

–Two quotes got 6% of the vote . . . “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” from “Gone With the Wind”, and “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” from “The Pride of the Yankees”.

–Two quotes got 4% of the vote . . . “May the Force be with you” from “Star Wars”, and “What we have here is a failure to communicate” from “Cool Hand Luke”.

 –“Show me the money” from “Jerry Maguire” got 3%.  And finally, 2% of the vote went to both “There’s no crying in baseball” from “A League of Their Own” and “Houston, we have a problem” from “Apollo 13”.


One Comment

  1. Liz says:

    “Apollo 13” and “Gone With the Wind” definitely fit before, but now it’s all “Dead Poet’s Society”!!! 🙂

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