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Alien: Release me! Release me! NOOOOW!
President Whitmore: I know there is much we can learn from each other if we can negotiate a truce. We can find a way to co-exist. Can there be a peace between us?
Alien: Peace? No peace!
President Whitmore: What is it you want us to do?
Alien: Die...DIE!

General Grey: [as President Whitmore is telepathically attacked by the captive alien] Is that glass bullet-proof?
Major Mitchell: No, sir!

"I saw his thoughts. I saw what they're planning to do. They're like locusts. They're moving from planet to planet, their whole civilisation. After they've consumed every natural resource, they move on..and we're next"
President Thomas J. Whitmore

"Good morning. (feedback) Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind! 'Mankind.' That word should have new meaning of all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!' Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!"
President Thomas J. Whitmore


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