The 9 Best Dory Quotes To Live By

Marlin and Dory: Finding Nemo

Dory may not be able to remember what she said, but the little blue traveling companion from “Finding Nemo” was certainly full of wisdom. We can’t wait to hear more in “Finding Dory,” but before we go, here’s a recap of her most poignant advice.

1. We Must Go and Do

Finding Dory You Can't Never Let Anything Happen to Him Quote“You can’t never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him.”

Marlin is despondent he couldn’t protect Nemo, but Dory helpfully reminds him that life is full of doing things. Where have I heard that before?

2. “Now We See Through a Glass Darkly”

Finding Dory I can't remember quote“I don’t know where I am… I don’t know what’s going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can’t remember… and I can’t remember…”

Dory’s next three pieces of wisdom all revolve around her most notable characteristic, her terrible memory.

3. Bow on Finger, Notepads, Clownfish Dads

I Don't Want To Forget Finding Dory Quote“I look at you, and I… and I’m home. Please… I don’t want that to go away. I don’t want to forget.”

Dory doesn’t forget when she’s near Marlin. Is there anyone we can be close too that will help us remember? There definitely is.

4. Remember, Remember

Finding Dory I rememberd it quote

“I remembered it. I bet I could even remember it again . . . P.Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. I did it again.”

Has anyone ever been so excited about remembering things? I can think of someone.

5. Go Ahead Trust Each Other

Trust It's What Friends Do

“Yes, trust. It’s what friends do.”

It’s impossible to live happily when we can never trust those around us.

6. The Trite Optimist

Its half full finding dory quote

“Hmm . . . I’d say it’s half-full.”

Is half full of water a good thing? It’s better than half empty if you’re a fish.

7. No Use Sitting Around

Give it a shot and hope for the best Dory Quote

“How are we gonna do that unless we give it a shot and hope for the best.”

Nike has “Just do it.” Yoda has “Do or do not.” Nephi has “Go and do.” Well Dory had to get on that wisdom train too.

8. Look Around

Were not the only two here Dory Quotes

“This is the Ocean, silly, we’re not the only two in here.”

When you’re in hard times, it’s easy to feel like you’re all alone. You’re not.

9. Now You’ve Got That Song Stuck in My Head

Just Keep Swimming

“When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do?  Just keep swimming.”

In the end, Dory’s best advice is probably her most classic. When hard times seem to keep you down, just keep moving forward.

What did you love the most about “Finding Nemo,” what are you hoping from “Finding Dory” this weekend?

Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.