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'Dolphin Tale' movie quotes are inspirational, to be sure. This 2011 family movie about Winter, a dolphin who fights for her life after having her tail damaged in a crab trap, is moving and perfect for families to enjoy together. What's even more moving? 'Dolphin Tale' is based on a true story. A remarkable one. Enjoy these quotes from 'Dolphin Tale,' vote for your favorites and please, add your own best movie quotes as well!

The 2011 family drama 'Dolphin Tale' stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. Oh, and it also stars Winter - she's the actual dolphin who learned to swim with a prosthetic tail, thanks to the efforts of one young boy who was determined to see her thrive (despite an injury that could very well kill her).

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Don't Give Up

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Reed Haskett: "You can't give up on her."
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Symbol of Hope

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Dr. Cameron McCarthy: "In this changing world, it's harder than ever to find something extraordinary, but every once in a while a symbol of hope breaks through. And this time, her name is Winter."

Who doesn't love any quote by Morgan Freeman? He's right though, this story is truly extraordinary.
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Gloria Forrest: "No dolphin has ever been known to lose it's entire tail, and survive."

The real-life case of Winter the dolphin is the first such tale of survival.
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The Patient

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Dr. Cameron McCarthy: "I want you to custom make some parts for me. Not like anything we've done before. May not work, and I can't pay you."
Prosthetic Consultant: "Other than that I should be excited, right? Who's the patient?"
(Shows him a photo of a dolphin, he stops smiling)

In 'Dolphin Tale,' Morgan Freeman plays Dr. Cameron McCarthy, an expert in helping soldiers recover from devastating war wounds by using prosthetics. He's never worked with marine mammals before, so he's understandably a bit concerned when Sawyer asks for his help with a dolphin.
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Not In My Right Mind

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Dr. Cameron McCarthy:"Trying to put a tail on a fish? Nobody in his right mind would even try it. Luckily, I'm not."
Sawyer: "Not what?"
Dr. Cameron McCarthy: "In my right mind."

Classic quote. Dr. McCarthy knows nothing about marine life (Winter isn't a fish, she's a mammal), but he's willing to try and help anyway.
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She Can't Swim

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Sawyer: "How's she going to live if she can't swim?"

Winter the dolphin has her tail amputated after being injured. Dolphins use their tails to move in the water - if Sawyer and his friends can't figure out a way to fix the problem, she won't survive.
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Gloria Forrest: "Every aquarium in the country says it's hopeless."
Trainer: "Well, they haven't met Winter yet."

Definitely the tale of the dolphin that could. When everyone else said they couldn't do it, this group did.
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Want To Live

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Dr. Clay Haskett: "We can't make her want to life - she's gonna have to do that part on her own."