Heartwarming Quotes from A Dog’s Purpose Movie & Book

Looking for A Dog's Purpose movie quotes that will absolutely touch your heart? Check out a few of our favorites from both the film and the book!

Looking for A Dog’s Purpose movie quotes that will absolutely touch your heart? Check out a few of our favorites from both the film and the book! I can’t wait to see this family movie about a dog in search of the meaning of his life (or lives!). It looks like it’s going to be such a heartwarming flick.  The comedy-drama movie is set to be in theaters on January 27, 2017. It is based on the 2010 book by W. Bruce Cameron of the same name. The movie is told from the dog’s perspective. Here are some quotes from the movie as well as a couple from the book.

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A Dog’s Purpose Movie Quotes

The movie stars the voice of Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey the dog. The movie also stars three actors who play Bailey’s owner, Ethan, Bryce Gheisar, KJ Apa and Dennis Quaid.

Dog’s voice, from the movie trailer:

Dog– “This was me, and then this was me, then I came back as this little guy. A lot of lives for one dog to live, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning. For me it all began with a boy, his name was Ethan.”

During this time, 4 different breeds of dogs are displayed, representing the 4 lives of the dog.


Bailey, talking about Ethan and how they loved playing ball together:

Bailey- “Whenever life got Ethan down I knew exactly what to do.”

Ethan- “Ready?”

Bailey- “I’m ready.”

Ethan- “Go Bailey!” As Ethan throws the ball for Bailey to fetch.

Bailey loved bringing a ball to Ethan so they could play fetch.


Quotes from the Book:

Chapter 11, Page 119:

Bailey, after Ethan tells him to go away when they got lost in the woods:

Bailey- “I felt anger and fear and pain coming from him, but I didn’t back away. I stayed right there, and I knew I had done the right thing when he buried his face in my neck.”

This is a pretty powerful quote from the book that shows dogs do sense their owners feeling and emotions.

Chapter 32, Page 314:

Buddy, as he is now called by Ethan:

Buddy- “I was a good dog. I had fulfilled my purpose…I understood it now, why I had lived so many times. I had to learn a lot of important skills and lessons, so when the time came I could rescue Ethan, not from the pond but from the sinking despair of his own life.”

Another powerful quote from the book that shows Buddy’s love for Ethan, which brought him back to the young boy!

Do you have any favorite A Dog’s Purpose movie quotes? Share in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Heartwarming Quotes from A Dog’s Purpose Movie & Book”

  1. None of your buisness

    I just finished reading this book! It was so good! I didn’t go see the movie because my dog had died right about that time so it was to sad but this book is absolutely amazing and I recommend reading it.

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