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Entry from October 15, 2020
“Life is like a box of chocolates. It sucks if you have diabetes”

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” is a famous line from the movie Forrest Gump (1994). “Life is like a box of chocolates. It sucks if you have diabetes” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“Life is like a box of chocolates… ..sucks if you’ve got diabetes” was posted on Twitter by Tim O’Neill on July 24, 2010. “Life is like a box of chocolates, it sucks if you have diabetes” was posted on Twitter by Ashou on August 24, 2011. “‘Life is like a box of chocolates, it sucks if you have diabetes.’ - Forrest Gump” was posted on Reddit—AuthenticQuotes on June 24, 2016. “Life is like a box of chocolates. It really sucks if you have diabetes” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 14, 2019.

“Life is like a box of chocolates. Not as fun with diabetes” was posted on Sickipedia on October 14, 2020, and on Reddit—3amjokes on October 15, 2020.

“Life is like a box of chocolates. It doesn’t last as long for fat people” is a related joke.


Wiktionary: life is like a box of chocolates
Etymology
Appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, when the lead character Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) says “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

The book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, first published in Japanese in 1987, and in English in 1989, has the following: “Just remember, life is like a box of chocolates.” ... “You know, they’ve got these chocolate assortments, and you like some but you don’t like others? And you eat all the ones you like, and the only ones left are the ones you don’t like as much? I always think about that when something painful comes up. “Now I just have to polish these off, and everything’ll be OK.’ Life is a box of chocolates.”

Proverb
life is like a box of chocolates

1. Life is full of surprises; you never know what will happen next.

Twitter
Tim O’Neill
@dezignguy
Life is like a box of chocolates…
..sucks if you’ve got diabetes.
2:07 PM · Jul 24, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
sandy sanderson
@benjsanderson
RT @alexhouleo: Life is like a box of chocolates; it sucks for people with diabetes.
9:39 PM · Apr 12, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ashou
@ashou_singh
Life is like a box of chocolates, it sucks if you have diabetes.
3:02 PM · Aug 24, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—AuthenticQuotes
Posted by u/mandmi June 24, 2016
“Life is like a box of chocolates, it sucks if you have diabetes.” - Forrest Gump

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TristanIsaac July 14, 2019
Life is like a box of chocolates
It really sucks if you have diabetes wink

Twitter
BethanAngharad
@BethanAngharadL
Replying to @stephens_ben
Forrest Gump - life is like a box of chocolates; it makes you fat and gives you type 2 diabetes.
3:38 PM · Oct 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
ChrisIsTheWayILive
@GOSU49
Replying to @Acosta
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know when it’ll give you diabetes.
8:45 PM · Oct 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Sickipedia
Life is like a box of chocolates
Not as fun with diabetes
Joke by WayTooManyOstriches in Other - Random · October 14, 2020 9:38 PM

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/Rav4xle October 15, 2020
Life is like a box of chocolates
Not as fun with diabetes

Twitter
nick
@nickd3788
Life is like a box of chocolates.
Shit if you’ve got Diabetes.
4:03 PM · Oct 15, 2020·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
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