If clownfish are good at telling jokes, royal blue tangs are good at being deep*. Like deep-sea deep. And Dory from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory is the bluest of the blue, the deepest of the deep. Here are nine Dory quotes that are so deep that they’re even deeper than the drop off (really, really deep):
“Hey, look – balloons! It is a party!”
Here Dory is looking beyond simply the visual dimension. To her, mines are more than the sum of their parts. She rejects conformity and refuses to let fear inform her.
“Hey, conscience. Am I dead?”
Well if that isn’t an existential question, we don’t know what is.
“Yes, trust. It’s what friends do.”
Woah. What a way to sum up friendship.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey! Relax. Take a deep breath.”
A reminder that everyone needs to hear every once in a while. (Especially Marlin.)
“It’s the ocean, silly, we’re not the only two in here.”
Dory is great at putting things in perspective. …Not so good at moonfish charades.
“Well then, how are we gonna do that unless we give it a shot and hope for the best?”
Because Dory knows that she and Marlin will never find Nemo unless they try.
“Well, you can’t never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him.”
Truth. We’re pretty sure Marlin never thought of it that way. All parents should heed this advice.
“It’s there, I know it is because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I, I look at you and…I’m home.”
If this doesn’t define family we don’t know what does.. On a related note, the best thing about crying underwater is that no one can see your tears.
“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.”
Because Dory knows that you should never give up.
Watch Finding Dory on Disney+!