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Quotes By Elie Wiesel

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30-09-1928

Being a Jew, somehow surviving during the Nazi invasion of Germany, Elie Wiesel was never expected to have become such an influential writer. However, this man’s life was highly eventful, and so we give you a sneak peek into certain interesting aspects of his life:

  • Elie’s father was a grocer and the only things that this brilliant penman could inherit were a spoon and a knife.
  • On one occasion Elie was witness to a young boy being hung at the gallows. This distressed the author to such an extent, that ever since then he was unable to enjoy his meals.
  • Wiesel wrote a lot about his experiences during the Nazi Holocaust. There have been several Germans who deny the Holocaust ever taking place. One such person vehemently protested against his writing and forced Elie to confess that the concentration camps he wrote about were all a lie. Fortunately, the author did not suffer any physical injury and instead, the tormentor was incarcerated for two years.
  • It is said that there were two photographs that altered this writer’s life drastically. One was taken while Wiesel was at Buchenwald’s concentration camp. This of course was proof of the torture meted out to the Jews by the Nazis. The other picture was taken at the orphanage where Elie was housed after the camp was shut down. It was because of this photograph that the writer was reunited with his sister several years later.

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.

- Elie Wiesel

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.

- Elie Wiesel

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

- Elie Wiesel

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

- Elie Wiesel

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

- Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

- Elie Wiesel

That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.

- Elie Wiesel

Peace is our gift to each other.

- Elie Wiesel

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.

- Elie Wiesel

Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.

- Elie Wiesel

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

- Elie Wiesel

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.

- Elie Wiesel

Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.

- Elie Wiesel

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

- Elie Wiesel

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.

- Elie Wiesel

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.

- Elie Wiesel

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