Is life really like a box of chocolates?


“Life is lượt thích a box of chocolates” – the misquote that launched a thous& variations…

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“My mama always said, life was like a box a chocolates.

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You never know what you’re gonna get.”        Forrest Gump (actor Tom Hanks)        In the 1994 film Forrest Gump        These lines are usually misquoted as “Life is lượt thích a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going lớn get.”  And, both versions are different than what Forrest says in the 1986 novel
by Winston Groom that the film is based on. What Forrest says in the opening line of the novel is: Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates.” He goes on lớn explain: “People laugh, thảm bại patience, treat you shabby. Now they says folks sposed to lớn be kind lớn the afflicted, but let me tell you — it ain’t always that way. Even so, I got no complaints, cause I reckon I done live sầu a pretty interestin life, so to lớn speak.”


                         THE 20đôi mươi PANDEMIC/POLITICAL CLUSTER$&*%/WILDFIRES VERSION:

“LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES...BUT 20đôi mươi IS NOTHING BUT NUTS.”            A sign on a 2020 Halloween installation in Medimãng cầu, Ohio, which features a life-kích cỡ doll version of Forrest Gump on a park bench. A phokhổng lồ of the installation was included in an article on the Clevelvà.com trang web posted in September 20trăng tròn.


“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”           Leonard Nimoy        American actor and author, especially known for his portrayal of the Vulcan character Spock in the Star Trek TV series và movies        Nimoy posted these moving words on his popular Twitter feed the night of February 22, 2015. It was his last tweet. Early that morning he was rushed to the hospital. A few days later he died, at age 83, from end-stage chronic obstructive sầu pulmonary disease. The letters “LLAP” at the kết thúc of the tweet were his shorthvà initials for “Live long and prosper,” the popular catchphrase he used in many Star Trek episodes và films. Nimoy first spoke the line in the “Amok Time” episode of the original Star Trek series, aired on September 15, 1967, as Episode 1 of Season 2.


“Life is not lượt thích a box of chocolates. A box of chocolates is all good. I mean, it would be lượt thích a box of chocolates if there was a occasional turd.”          Bill Maher         American comedian & talk show host         A phản hồi Maher made on an episode of his first major TV show Politically Incorrect. (I watched that ep và wrote down the quip, but I forgot khổng lồ note the date.

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The show originally aired from 1997 to 2002.)


“Forrest Gump’s mother had a lot of catchy sayings. I never really understood any of them. Life is not like a box of chocolates. Life is more like a wad of gum stuông chồng khổng lồ the bottom of your favorite pair of shoes. The more you try lớn clean up the mess, the stickier it becomes.”          Rondomain authority Thompson (1955-2007)         American novelist        In her novel Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel (2007)


“Life is lượt thích a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody toàn thân ever asks for. Unreturnable, because all you get baông xã is another box of chocolates. So you’re stuck with this undefinable whipped mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there’s nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while there’s a peanut butter cup, or an English Toffee. But they’re gone too fast. The taste is fleeting. So you end up with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly và teeth-shattering nuts. If you’re desperate enough to eat those, all you’ve got left is a — is an empty box, filled with useless brown paper wrappers.”        The “Cigarette Smoking Man”        The X-Files character played by actor William B. Davis        In a 1996 episode of the The X-Files TV series



Life is lượt thích a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put inkhổng lồ it.”          Tom Lehrer        American songwriter và satirist         Part of his spoken introduction lớn the tuy vậy “We Will All Go Together When We Go,” on the album An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

(1953). The lyrics of the tuy nhiên include the line: Life is like a sewer / And I"m trying lớn wade through her.”


“Life is like a game of cards. The hvà that is dealternative text you represents determinism. The way you play it is miễn phí will.”        Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)        Prime Minister of India from 1947 khổng lồ 1964        This popular quote appears to lớn have first been attributed lớn Nehru by Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Đánh Giá, in a 1967 issue of that venerable periodical.

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