"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."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Elie Wiesel on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Elie Wiesel on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Elie Wiesel on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Elie Wiesel on Lawrence Welk
"Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems."
"Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone."
"I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason."
"I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory."
"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."