On Christmas Day a great many Americans are going to be far away from their own firesides, their families, their loved ones. So very humbly, and in all sincerity, on behalf of the many men and women who earn their livelihood in the production and exhibition of motion pictures, I want to send this message to all of them who are serving all of us wherever they may be... In the frozen wastes of Alaska or Iceland, the far-away Philippine and Avayan Islands, along the Panama Canal, on the Seven Seas, those men who are keeping that vigilant watch on the great oceans... wherever the flag for freedom flies and wherever our heart for freedom burns, we want to send this message to all of them and their loved ones and all the liberty-loving people of the world. We want to wish them a very happy and a free holiday.
I have been responsible only for myself. When I risked, I risked alone... to avoid making others pay the price for my mistakes. They want me to show them another way. What if I showed them the wrong way? What if they come to me not because of the lesson, but because of the teacher? I worry, Ta'Lon, that my shadow may become greater than the message! –If that happens, I give you my word that I will personally kill you. –And this is supposed to put my mind at ease?
The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the Star Spangled Banner. In fact, the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.