"Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Elie Wiesel on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Elie Wiesel on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Elie Wiesel on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Elie Wiesel on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Elie Wiesel on Albert Camus
"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."