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That is my major preoccupation, memory,
by 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

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

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

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

 

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

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I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
- Elie Wiesel

A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke,
only man can prevent.
- Elie Wiesel

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
All collective judgments are wrong.
Only racists make them.
- 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

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

Peace is our gift to each other.
- Elie Wiesel

Because I remember, I despair.
Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
- Elie Wiesel

I write to understand as much as to be understood.
- 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

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Love risks degenerating into obsession,
friendship is never anything but sharing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
- Elie Wiesel

In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
- Elie Wiesel

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
- Elie Wiesel

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

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human
beings endure suffering and humiliation.
We must always take sides.
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Wiesel

There is a difference between a book of two hundred
pages from the very beginning,
and a book of two hundred pages which is the result
of an original eight hundred pages.
The six hundred are there.
Only you don't see them.
- Elie Wiesel

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

I started out with comedy in college,
but had my major in Recreation Administration -
which meant I wasn't going to get a real job -
so I started doing a little standup.
- Carlos Alazraqui

We have major fiscal problems on our hand.
- Chaka Fattah

In our post-9/11 world, our Nation's military deserves,
at least the same access to institutions of higher
education that any other major employer might enjoy.
- Mike Rogers

Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because
of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
- Orville Redenbacher

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.
- Jim McKay

Now the Kids Classic is one of the major fund-raisers for Children's Hospital.
Since we started seven years ago, we've raised more
than $1 million for the hospital.
- Tom Kite

Everybody knows things are not the same.
The people running the TV end of a major vertically
integrated company know how much money a successful show can make.
- Dick Wolf

They teach anything in universities today.
You can major in mud pies.
- Orson Welles

Korea's early repayment of the full amount of loans
from the IMF is a major milestone.
- Horst Koehler

Sex, sexual dynamics and how we define our sexuality,
is one of the major deals in everyone's life.
- Molly Parker

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year,
they would tell that gun control was one of the major
contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell

If you're not on a major label today,
you're not gonna get played.
They've got the market sewed up.
- Mickey Gilley

If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major
opinion or acquired a new one,
check your pulse.
You may be dead.
- Gelett Burgess

Even though I may not intend it when I set out to write the book,
these places just emerge as major players in what I'm doing,
almost as if they are insisting on it.
- David Guterson

I believe that transatlantic relations are very important
and that President Bush's visit to Brussels,
in a few days, will have a major impact on that.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon
against the suicide impulse.
- Karl A. Menninger

I'm still number one and I just recently won a major
tournament ahead of my toughest rivals so I think I
had a few years ahead of me if I decided to stay.
- Garry Kasparov

We're going to do something that's really unprecedented
in the industry by launching the console in all three
major markets for the same holiday.
It's never been done before.
- J Allard

Believing in who you are is a major part of a powerful combination for success.
- Darren L. Johnson

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility...
in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have...
is the ability to take on responsibility.
- Michael Korda

I never solicited a major label and I certainly wouldn't now.
- Buzz Osborne

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people
without passing judgment.
- Liz Carpenter

This is another major feature of thought:
Thought doesn't know it is doing something and then
it struggles against it is doing.
It doesn't want to know that it is doing it.
- David Bohm

The major media companies are significantly reducing
their financial commitment to the motion picture sector.
- Peter Bart

My family has served the country in almost every major war since the Civil War.
- Jack Scalia

Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest
and Northern borders are mounting.
We need a major push in Congress to remedy this.
- Pete Domenici

The major championships have always been a special focus in my career,
and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
- Tiger Woods

I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes,
but it looks as if the existing technology has a great
deal of room to grow and prosper.
- Jack Kilby


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