Forrest Gump: My Chosen Quotes + Artist references


For my first quote, I will be using Tim Burtons Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland – ” Sometimes I think of as much as six impossible things before breakfast.” this line appeared in the movie three times. the first time, Alice was having a nightmare, and her father calms her down with this line before tucking her back into bed. The second time, Alice said this to the Mad hatter to give him courage and encouragement. the third time Alice said this, she was about to kill the Jabberwocky. The six things that Alice counted before she killed the Jabberwocky is: 
There’s a potion that can make you shrink.
And a cake that can make you grow.
Animals can talk.
Cats can disappear.
There is a place called Wonderland.
I can slay the Jabberwocky.

The meaning of this quote is to believe in the impossible and the impossible will happen. take faith and leap. ?

For my second quote, I will be using Disney animated adaptation of Alice in Wonderland – “I don’t know” Alice said. the cat replied:” then it doesn’t matter.” This was said by the Cheshire cat to Alice when she was lost in the forest and had no idea where to go.

For my third quote, I will be using Disney 1998 Mulan – ” when will my reflection who I am inside.” This famous line was sung by Mulan when she lamented how she was very different from the ideal feminine stereotype in China.

For my fourth quote, I will be still using Mulan – “if I wear a mask, I can fool the world, but I can’t fool my heart.” Similarly, this was taken from a verse in the song reflection sung by Mulan.

For my fifth quote, I will be using Mulan – ” the Flower that blooms from adversity is the rarest and beautiful of all” This was said by the emperor in Mulan when Mulan revealed that she was a female and disgraced the country. I really love the movie Mulan as it is very similar to me: neither a feminine girl nor a 100% tomboy. I also love how they portrayed the female power in this movie despite it being created in 1998.


The first artist that I referenced is Martin O’Neill a graphic illustrator based in the U.K.. I love how he tasteful cut up the face and join them back through implied lines created by the flowers.

The Second artist I’m referencing is Rohan Daniel. I love how he played with the negative space to imply the trees. I also love how he used texture to differentiate the ground along with the sky and the background.

The third artist that I’m going to reference is Ugo Gattoni. I love how he implied the horse by changing and wrapping the pattern of the building onto the horse.

The last artist I’m going to reference is the manga XXXHOLLIC. I love how the mandala designs her manga cover page and how she incorporates unique borders for each volume.

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