"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."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Elie Wiesel on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Elie Wiesel on William Shakespeare
"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."