2D Forrest Gump – Quotes & Inspo Research

On my previous post I only talked about the quotes itself (link below) that I was interested in using,

2D Forrest Gump – Quotes

but I decided to add on new ones which will be part of my finalised quotes (plus using some from previous post) behind my final works.

The new ones that I will be focusing on is:

“To infinity and beyond.” by Buzz Lightyear from the movie ‘Toy Story’


“We don’t get to choose our time.” by The Ancient One from the movie ‘Dr Strange’ 

In overall, the all 4 final quotes behind my works will be those stated above and 2 from the previous post which are:

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap.” by Peter from the movie ‘Peter Pan’


“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.” by Peeta from the movie ‘The Hunger Games’


One of my inspirations for illustration is this artist named Dan Hillier

and another from an Instagram user called @oasis_of_hate.

The reason being, some of their works focus on filling the empty white spaces and made good use of it. Some managed to give off the dark-fantasy effect with the use of black portions and that was something I was inclining towards.

I was also intrigued by how in some of Dan Hillier’s works, he makes use of geometry or cubes as his background or part of his illustration (such as the one below) and I wanted to do the same in my works.

Above all, most of the good illustration-artists have one thing in common: their works are centralised and minimalistic hence giving it a touch of simplicity. I strive to achieve that in my works.

2D Forrest Gump – Quotes

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap.” Peter Pan says.

Something I remembered clearly while watching my favourite childhood show “Peter Pan” and it has been on my mind for a great deal of time. I wanted to make use of this quote for so long now and yay, I am able to use it in art.

The saying implies that, once you grow up, you’ll be thrown into a turmoil of emotional and monetary debt, unfair responsibility, a dull work-life.

I love how the creator of Peter Pan is basically revealing the harshness of ‘reality’, discretely telling the audience (the kids watching) of what to expect when you grow up.

I remembered clearly when I was a kid I wanted so badly to grow up fast, my friends did too. But growing up now and remembering this quote, I realise it was a warning – it’s been telling me “you wish you did not”. Because growing up leads to misery. And there’s no way back to childhood again where I can be innocent, enjoy freedom, bliss in the most simplest things.

Ok well as a whole I really just love this movie.


“It’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!” – Agnes, Despicable Me.

Yes yes Agnes,  we all love fluffy things.

ONTO THE NEXT ONE which I really love:

“I wish I could freeze this moment right here, right now and live in it forever” – Peeta, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Not to be mushy but there’s so much love here I could die. *fangirls even after 3 years since the release*

These are the few quotes I want to be focusing on, ranging on the 1st one that I will be tapping on (the Peter Pan quote). This post might still be edited to update more quotes and inspo.

EDIT: Like stated above, here’s 1 more quote I would want to share.

This one’s from the “Fight Club”.

“Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” – Chuck, Fight Club