I love you... That is what they were all saying down their phones, from the hijacked planes and the burning towers. There is only love, and then oblivion. Love was all they had to set against the hatred of their murderers.

Ian McEwan

On the last messages received from those trapped in the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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McEwan, Ian. "Love and then Oblivion. Love was all they had against their murderers." The Guardian, 15 Sept. 2001.