"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Elie Wiesel on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Elie Wiesel on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Elie Wiesel on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Elie Wiesel on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."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."