It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.


Elie Wiesel

896

Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.


Elie Wiesel

896

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.


Elie Wiesel

896

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.


Elie Wiesel

896

I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ’Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.


Elie Wiesel

896

Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.


Elie Wiesel

896

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.


Elie Wiesel

896

After all, God is God because he remembers.


Elie Wiesel

896

It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.


Elie Wiesel

896

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.


Elie Wiesel

896

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.


Elie Wiesel

896

I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ’Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.


Elie Wiesel

896

No human race is superior no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.


Elie Wiesel

896

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.


Elie Wiesel

896

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.


Elie Wiesel

896

No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.


Elie Wiesel

896

Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.


Elie Wiesel

896

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.


Elie Wiesel

896

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.


Elie Wiesel

896

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