20 Years as a Forrest Gump Impersonator
Twenty years ago I started to work professionally as Forrest Gump. Here is that story in a 10-part series.
– Steve Weber
Part 3 – The Need to Get Good
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
– Dr. Seuss
Part 5 – Jokes & Gags
“I don’t really like jokes in a way. I mean gags are fine but I like weird moments where what you have isn’t really a joke, just tiny moments.”
― Noel Fielding
Part 7 – Media
“With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I’ve managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune.”
― Robert Vaughn
Part 8 – Theatrics
“Your new identity will protect you from the world precisely because it is not “you”; it is a costume you put on and take off. You need not take it personally. And your new identity sets you apart, gives you theatrical presence. Those in the back rows can see you and hear you. Those in the front rows marvel at your audacity.”
― Robert Greene
Part 9 – Fighting Boredom
“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Part 10 – Riding the Wave to Shore
““Windows of opportunity open and then close. By staying in the present, handling what’s in front of us, and riding the wave of opportunity when it comes, we follow the natural order of things.
― Dan Millman