60 Finding Nemo Quotes on Family, Friendship, and Fun

If you need a reminder that you’re not alone in tough times, here’s a list of our favorite Finding Nemo quotes!

Even after almost two decades since its initial release, Finding Nemo remains in the hearts and minds of people worldwide.

Something as simple as fishes in the aquarium, birds in the sky, and the blue ocean waters just brings back great memories of the movie.

The story itself may be simple, but the hilarious characters make it hard to forget. More than that, Finding Nemo is a movie representing different types of relationships and how our love for one another can save us when we’re lost.

Let’s all laugh and cry together as we dive into the best quotes from the movie. Make sure you don’t miss out by reading through to the end!

Check out the list below.

And don’t forget to read these Inside Out quotes and Toy Story quotes.

Best Finding Nemo Quotes

1. “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” – Dory

2. “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

3. “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.” – Bruce

4. “Yes, trust. It’s what friends do.” – Dory

5. “I promise, I will never let anything happen to you, Nemo.” – Marlin

6. “Fish aren’t made to be in a box, kid.” – Gill

7. “Well then, how are we gonna do that unless we give it a shot and hope for the best?” – Dory

8. “Of course I like you. It’s because I like you, I don’t want to be with you. It’s a complicated emotion.” – Marlin

9. “You never really know, but when they know, you’ll know, you know?” – Crush

Finding Nemo Quotes From Dory

10. “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.” – Dory

11. “You can’t never let anything happen to him then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo.” – Dory 

12. “This is the ocean, silly, we’re not the only two in here.” – Dory

13. “What is it with men and asking for directions?” – Dory

14. “I can read? That’s right, I can read!” – Dory

15. “I have short-term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least I think it does. Hmm, where are they?” – Dory

16. “So, we’re cheating death now. That’s what we’re doing, and we’re having fun at the same time.” – Dory

17. “Give it up old man, you can’t fight evolution, I was built for speed!” – Dory

18. “I love to swim. When you want to swim, you want to swim.” – Dory

Also read: Ice Age Quotes, Sid the Sloth Quotes

Finding Nemo Quotes From Crush

19. “Whoa, dude. Mr. Turtle is my father. The name’s Crush.” – Crush

20. “You so totally rock, Squirt! So gimme some fin.” – Crush

21. “Do you have your exit buddy?” – Crush

22. “No hurling on the shell dude, okay? I just waxed it.” – Crush

23. “You’ve got serious thrill issues, dude. Awesome.” – Crush

Finding Nemo Quotes From Marlin

24. “I’m gonna be your best friend.” – Marlin

25. “Dory, if it wasn’t for you I never would have even made it here, so thank you.” – Marlin

26. “I don’t want to play the gender card right now. You want to play a card, let’s play the ‘let’s not die’ card.” – Marlin

27. “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?” – Marlin

28. “Look, you’re really cute, but I can’t understand what you’re saying. Say the first thing again.” – Marlin

29. “How do you know if they’re ready?” – Marlin

30. “Good feelings gone.” – Marlin

Also read: Shrek Quotes

Finding Nemo Quotes From Others

31. “The human mouth is a disgusting place.” – Gurgle

32. “Nemo, newcomer of orange and white, you have been called forth to the summit of Mt. Wannahockaloogie to join with us in the fraternal bonds of tankhood!” – Jacques

33. “It’s morning, everyone! Today’s the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and we are getting out of—the tank is clean. The tank is clean!” – Peach

34. “Everybody else, be as gross as possible. Think dirty thoughts. We’re gonna make this tank so filthy the dentist will have to clean it.” – Gill

35. “Hold on, here we go! Next stop, knowledge!” – Mr. Ray

36. “Don’t make any sudden moves. Hop inside my mouth if you want to live.” – Nigel

37. “From my neck of the woods, eh? Sorry if I ever took a snap at you. Fish gotta swim, bird’s gotta eat.” – Nigel

38. “We are swimming on our own.” – Gurgle

Funny Finding Nemo Quotes

39. “I shall call him squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my squishy.” – Dory

40. “For a Clownfish, he really isn’t that funny.” – Bill

41. “Okay, class. Optical orbits up front, and remember, we keep our subesophageal ganglia to ourselves. That means you, Jimmy.” – Mr. Ray

42. “He either said we should go to the back of the throat, or he wants a root beer float.” – Dory

43. “On my honor, or may I be chopped up and made into soup.” – Bruce

44. “My first escape, landed on dental tools. I was aiming for the toilet.” – Gill

45. “Mind your distance, though. Those balloons can be a bit dodgy. You wouldn’t want one of them to pop.” – Bruce

46. “It’s a root canal, and from the looks of those x-rays, it’s not going to be pretty.” – Peach

Also read: Funny Quotes

Finding Nemo Quotes That’ll Motivate You

47. “I can do this.” – Nemo

48. “I’m gonna getcha!” – Dory

49. “Oh boy! This is gonna be good, I can tell.” – Dory

50. “Hundred and fifty, dude, and still young. Rock on.” – Crush

More Finding Nemo Quotes for You to Enjoy

51. “Whoa! That was so cool! Hey, dad! Did you see that? Did you see me? Did you see what I did?” – Squirt

52. “Hey, look, balloons. It is a party.” – Dory

53. “Okay. I’m thinking of something orange, and it’s small.” – Dory

54. “How old are sea turtles? Sandy Plankton from next door, he says they live to be a hundred years old!” – Nemo

55. “‘Cause we were like, ‘Woah,’ and I was like, ‘Woah,’ and you were like, ‘Woah.’” – Crush

56. “I’m a piranha. They’re in the Amazon.” – Darla

57. “Yes, I’m a natural blue.” – Dory

58. “You got a problem, buddy? Huh? Huh? Do you, do you, do you?” – Dory

59. “Oh gosh! Nemo’s swimming out to sea!” – Kathy

60. “Don’t tell me to be calm, ponyboy!” – Marlin

Do You Also Look To Your Loved Ones for Strength?

In these trying times, it’s so easy to get discouraged and feel down. We’re bombarded with negativities left and right that we forget we are loved. This leads us to disconnect ourselves from our loved ones and the world, forcing us to face our problems alone.

Thankfully, Finding Nemo’s characters are here to remind us that life and all that comes with it—good or bad—are to be shared with family and friends. The experiences that the characters go through help us recognize the value of having someone with us when we face life’s difficulties. After all, who else but them would help us keep swimming through the waves of life?

If we have them with us, we will never be alone, and we will triumph over everything. Remember that even though there may be times that the sea of love may seem shallow, it will never run dry. 

We hope this list was able to make you laugh today, as well as teach you the value of those around you. Take a deep breath, and feel free to reread our collection whenever you are down.

What else did you learn from today’s list? Are there any other good quotes you’d like us to add? List them below!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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