"Not to transmit an experience is to betray it."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Elie Wiesel on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Elie Wiesel on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Elie Wiesel on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Elie Wiesel on Mark Twain
"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."