Posted by R. Berg on June 12, 2001
In Reply to: MAKE LOVE NOT WAR posted by ESC on June 11, 2001
: : Just saw the movie "Field of Dreams" for the first time last night. In it, a reference is made to an alleged '60's author (I believe fictional) named Terrence Graham who was touted as the source of the phrase "Make Love, Not War!" As that has always been my absolute favorite utterance in the English language (hope you don't consider me too shallow), my ears perked up, and I became very curious as to its precise origin.
: : An Internet search so far has turned up nothing. However, I did find this forum.
: : I'd be grateful for any help you can provide.
: : Brian
: "The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations" By Tony Augarde (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1992) lists this phrase under "anonymous." Maybe some of the other Phrase Finders will have more luck.
Eric Partridge's "Dictionary of Catch Phrases" says that it was originally a slogan of the U.S.; doesn't name the originator.