These Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes Will Prove How Fragile Life Really Is
Never take a moment for granted.
Notable Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes
Author Elie Wiesel's cherished memoir Night has left readers with many important quotes to live by. The book tells the story of a young boy and his father's time spent in the Nazi German concentration camps during the Holocaust.
These heartbreaking quotes will remind you how precious life really is. Wiesel's experience taught him many life lessons that he was able to live on and share with the world. Night is uncensored and raw, which is why it resonates so much with us.
Best Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes
"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere."
"His breathing was labored. His eyes were closed. But I was convinced that he was seeing everything. That he was seeing the truth in all things."
"The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion."
"To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time."
"Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never."
"That night, the soup tasted of corpses."
Remarkable Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes
"For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences."
"Then the train resumed its journey, leaving in its wake, in a snowy field in Poland, hundreds of naked orphans without a tomb."
"To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time."
"Next to him lay his violin, trampled, an eerily poignant little corpse."
"One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live."
"They are committing the greatest indignity human beings can inflict on one another: telling people who have suffered excruciating pain and loss that their pain and loss were illusions."
Famous Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes
"I was the accuser, God the accused."
"I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it…"
"Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness?"
"Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time."
"Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes."
Significant Elie Wiesel 'Night' Quotes
"I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted his absolute justice."
"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
"Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky."
"Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately."
"Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever."
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