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#1. I was inspired by the marvelous example of Giacometti, the great sculptor. He always said that his dream was to do a bust so small that it could enter a matchbook, but so heavy that no one could lift it. That's what a good book should be. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#2. Some of life's moments mark a break in consciousness; others give rise to streams of scintillating, philosophical ideas or astonishing works of art; still others, to important meeting or profound personal upheavals. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#3. What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#4. Man carries his fiercest enemy within himself. Hell isn't others. It's ourselves. Hell is the burning fever that makes you feel cold. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#5. Every single human being is a unique human being. And, therefore, it's so criminal to do something to that human being, because he or she represents humanity. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#6. My faith is a wounded faith, but it's not without faith. My life is not without faith. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#7. It's not hatred that kills people, it's indifference - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#8. A man who is fighting for the future of mankind is not waiting for torture, he's waiting for
the Revolution. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#9. When I have my manuscript finished, more or less, I type it myself, with two fingers. I type fast with two fingers. And then when it's ready, I reread, recorrect, and retype it. Everything is my own work. I do not give it to secretaries or to typists. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#10. Philosophy is a slow process of logic and logical discourse: A bringing B bringing C and so forth. In mysticism you can jump from A to Z. But the ultimate objective is the same. It's knowledge. It's truth. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#11. Are you forgetting that losing a game is an error or a lesson, but losing one's time is a sin? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#12. Today again the teacher is the important thing, but on the other hand anti-Semitism is growing today. No doubt about it. All over the world, especially in Europe, and it's true they begin with anti-Israeli attitudes and then it's so strong that it runs over and becomes anti-Semitic. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#13. The Bible is not only laws, it's also stories. It begins, 'In the beginning God created Heaven.' If I had written these words, I wouldn't have written anything else; it's just enough. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#14. The darkness enveloped us. All I could hear was the violin and it was as if Juliek's soul had become the bow. He was playing his life ... He played that which he would never play again. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#15. You're shaking ... so am I. It's because of Jerusalem, isn't it? One doesn't go to Jerusalem, one returns to it. That's one of its mysteries. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#16. 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. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#17. It's clear to me that one can't be Jewish without Israel. Religious or non-religious, Zionist or non-Zionist, Ashkenazi or Sephardic - all these will not exist without Israel. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#18. I don't want my past to become anyone else's future. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#19. Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#20. I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted his absolute justice. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#21. If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#22. Do you know what laughter is? I'll tell you. It's God's mistake. When God made man in order to bend him to his wishes he carelessly gave him the gift of laughter. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#23. You see, Doctor, what people say is true: man carries his fiercest enemy within himself. Hell isn't others. It's ourselves. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#24. After my father's death, nothing could touch me any more. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#25. You shouldn't act as a spokesperson for someone who's trying to impose his will on you. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#26. The only way for us to help ourselves is to help others and to listen to each other's stories. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#27. For us it's not easy to be conformist, I cannot stand to be conformist, I don't accept what it is, I like to say no. If I see an injustice I scream. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#28. I looked up at my father's face, trying to glimpse a smile or something like it on his stricken face. But there was nothing. Not the shadow of an expression. Defeat. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#29. A mn ages hs enemy because he hates his own hate. He says to himself: I hate him not because he's my enemy, not because he hates me, but because he arouses me to hate. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#30. The Holocaust is a sacred subject. One should take off one's shoes when entering its domain, one should tremble each time one pronounces the word. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#31. Suffering is given to the living, not to the dead," he said looking right through me. "It is man's duty to make it cease, not to increase it. One hour of suffering less is already a victory over fate. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#32. My hands were aching, I was clenching them so hard. To strangle the doctor and the others! To set the whole world on fire! My father's murderers! But even the cry stuck in my throat. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#33. We're alone, but we are capable of communicating to one another both our loneliness and our desire to break through it. You say, 'I'm alone.' Someone answers, 'I'm alone too.' There's a shift in the scale of power. A bridge is thrown between the two abysses. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#34. All those who love thrillers will find in Michael Alexiades's first novel a source of great pleasure and satisfaction. It combines suspense and knowledge, experience and imagination. His grateful readers will now wait for the next. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#35. I came to the conclusion that I am free to choose my own suffering. But I am not free to consent to someone else's suffering. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#36. I had to be honest with myself and that I felt hatred then, but as children say "I hate you", it's not really hate, you know, it's anger. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#37. Only fanatics - in religion as well as in politics - can find a meaning in someone else's death. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#38. There are moments when I think it will never end, that it will last indefinitely. It's like the rain. Here the rain, like everything else, suggests permanence and eternity. I say to myself: it's raining today and it's going to rain tomorrow and the next day, the next week and the next century. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#39. [Adolf] Hitler needed, he didn't want to kill Jews, he wanted to expel German Jews, and therefore it's not entirely corroborating your theory. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#40. My faith is a wounded faith, but my life is not without faith. I didn't divorce God, but I'm quarrelling and arguing and questioning, it's a wounded faith. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#41. In the preceding pages, to paraphrase the words of Auschwitz survivor, writer, and Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, we share Martin Small's personal journey not so that you will understand but so that you will know you can never understand. - Author: Martin Small
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#42. I'm a teacher and a writer; my life is words. When I see the denigration of language, it hurts me, and it's easy to denigrate a word by trivializing it. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#43. Be careful with words, they're dangerous. Be wary of them. They begat either demons or angels. It's up to you to give life to one or the other. Be careful, I tell you, nothing is as dangerous as giving free rein to words - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#44. I remember a young Hungarian Jew, his shoulders stooped like an old man's, who confessed to some infraction so as to be beaten in his uncle's stead. "I am young", he said, "and stronger than he." He was young but no less weak. He did not survive the beating - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#45. The sins I regret the most are the one's I didn't commit. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#46. Nevertheless, we are led to believe that true words can communicate more than truth, they communicate what life is all about, that it's threatened, when it's threatened, when it's in danger, then it becomes a curse or a blessing. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#47. Dawn is purely a work of fiction, but I wrote it to look at myself in a new way. Obviously I did not live this tale, but I was implicated in its ethical dilemma from the moment that I assumed my character's place. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#48. When did I learn the Bible? When I was four or five years old. It's still the pull of my childhood, a fascination with the vanished world, and I can find everything except that world. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#49. I don't think I should accept other people's suffering because I suffered. Just the opposite, because I suffered I don't want others to suffer. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#50. Religion is not man's relationship to God, it is man's relationship to man. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#51. After all, God is God because he remembers. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#52. Can this be true? This is the twentieth century, not the Middle Ages. Who would allow such crimes to be committed? How could the world remain silent?" And - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#53. Perhaps fate isn't blind after all. Perhaps it's capable of fantasy, even compassion. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#54. The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#55. Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#56. Warmed-over loves and soups are generally not recommended. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#57. All I could hear was the violin, and it was as if Juliek's soul had become his bow. He was playing his life. His whole being was gliding over the strings. His unfulfilled hopes. His charred past, his extinguished future. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#58. The yellow star? So what? It's not lethal ... (Poor Father! Of what then did you die?) - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#59. Men to the left! Women to the right!
Eight words spokern quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight simple, short words. Yet that was the moment when I left my mother. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#60. How are we ever to disarm evil and abolish death as a means to an end? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#61. Usually I get up early every morning and from 6:00 to 10:00 I write. The rest of the time I study and prepare my work or I do other things. But four hours a day are exclusively devoted to writing. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#62. Today's wealthy are poor though they don't know it. They can't bring their possessions to where we're all going. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#63. The world? The world is not interested in us. Today, everything is possible, even the crematoria ... - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#64. What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, "Teach me mysticism." It's a joke. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#65. One always goes back to one's childhood in the beginning, and I come from a very religious family and surrounding. Very religious. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#66. It's easier to be conformist naturally; it's easier except for those who don't like conformism. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#67. Man's strength resides in his capacity and desire to elevate himself, so as to attain the good. To travel step by step toward the heights. And that is all he can do. To reach heaven and remain there is beyond his powers: Even Moses had to return to earth. Is it the same for evil? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#68. Writing should not be routine; writing should actually be the opposite of procedural because otherwise the written word would become a routine word. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#69. Thoughts arise in the hostage's tormented brain. In the hospital, patients feel they are returning to childhood; in prison, they age. The gods blind themselves. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#70. Not all games are innocent. Some come dangerously close to cruelty. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#71. We are all brothers and we are all suffering the same fate. The same smoke floats over all our heads. Help one another. It is the only way to survive. (pg. 39) - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#72. One person of integrity can make a difference. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#73. Whenever an angel says "Be not afraid!" you'd better start worrying. A big assignment is on the way. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#74. Emphasis must be put on learning: there is no substitute to education. It can be briefly formulated in a few words: always, whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#75. Indifference to me, is the epitome of all evil. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#76. I describe incidents which may or may not have happened but which are true. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#77. I tried to put on a smile but, being too cold, I could only manage a grin. That's one reason why I don't like winter: smiles become abstract. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#78. I cannot cure everybody. I cannot help everybody. But to tell the lonely person that I am not far or different from that lonely person, that I am with him or her, that's all I think we can do and we should do. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#79. I knew that I was no longer arguing with him but with Death itself, with Death that he had already chosen. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#80. In the beginning there was faith - which is childish; trust - which is vain; and illusion - which is dangerous. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#81. A Jew must be sensitive to the pain of all human beings. A Jew cannot remain indifferent to human suffering ... The mission of the Jewish people has never been to make the world more Jewish, but to make it more human. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#82. I don't know much about politics, and I don't want to know. That's why I rarely involve myself in politics. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#83. Every nation has its prestigious military academies - or so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#84. Holy War is a contradiction of terms ... - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#85. I did not weep, and it pained me that i could not weep. But I had no more tears. And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like
free at last! - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#86. God made (human beings) because he loves stories. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#87. It always hurts when you lose a secret. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#88. When adults wage war, children perish. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#89. For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#90. With every cell of my being and with every fiber of my memory I oppose the death penalty in all forms. I do not believe any civilized society should be at the service of death. I don't think it's human to become an agent of the angel of death. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#91. One can do without solutions. Only the questions matter. We may share them or turn away from them. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#92. Nobody asked anyone for help. One died because one had to. No point in making trouble. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#93. My God was never happiness, but to understand and be understood. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#94. In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#95. No human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#96. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to life as long as God himself - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#97. Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking, loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#98. Will you join me in hearing the case for keeping weapons from those who preach death to Israel and America? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#99. In any society, fanatics who hate don't hate only me - they hate you, too. They hate everybody. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#100. The stars were only sparks of the fire which devoured us. Should that fire die out one day, there would be nothing left in the sky but dead stars, dead eyes. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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