29th august 2006
. . . the celebrated line from September 1939 is revised thus: 'We must love one another and die.' Did Auden know that I proposed this revision - in print - over a decade ago? If so, how unkind of him not to mention it.

- Ken Tynan, Diaries 1974

Flo Whittaker had once gently reproved Dr. Rosenbaum for his attitude toward politics. She had done so by quoting to him, in tones that rather made for righteousness, a line of poetry that she had often seen quoted in this connection: 'We must love one another or die.' Dr. Rosenbaum replied: 'We must love one another and die.'

- Randall Jarrell, Pictures from an Institution, 1954