25 Best Night Elie Wiesel Quotes

Through  Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, we came to know about the story of one of the survivors of the holocaust. The immense pain and suffering which Elie and other Jews like him endured is just mind-boggling. And these Night Elie Wiesel quotes will tell us more about that dreadful chapter of human history.

Night Quotes by Elie Wiesel

1. If in my lifetime I was to write only one book, this would be the one.

Night Elie Wiesel quote about his book


2. It is obvious that the war which Hitler and his accomplices waged was a war not only against Jewish men, women, and children, but also against Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish tradition, therefore Jewish memory.

Quote on Hitler and Jews


3. Hunger, thirst, fear, transportation, selection, chimney, these words all have intrinsic meaning, but in those times, they meant something else.

Elie Wiesel quote on hunger


4. Only those who experienced Auschwitz know what it was. Others will never know.

Night Elie Wiesel quote about Auschwitz


5. Books no longer have the power they once did. Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow.

Elie Wiesel quote about being silent


6. Books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both.

quote about books


7. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.

Quote about being forgotten


8. I pray to the God within me for the strength to ask Him the real questions.

Elie Wiesel quote about God


9. Man comes closer to God through the questions he asks Him. There lies true dialogue. Man asks and God replies. But we don’t understand His replies. We cannot understand them. Because they dwell in the depths of our souls and remain there until we die. The real answers, Eliezer, you will find only within yourself.

Elie Wiesel Night quote about God


10. In front of us, those flames. In the air, the smell of burning flesh. It must have been around midnight. We had arrived. In Birkenau.

Quote about Birkenau


11. We must do something. We can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse. We must revolt.

Quote on revolt


12. Remember it always, let it be graven in your memories. You are in Auschwitz. And Auschwitz is not a convalescent home. It is a concentration camp. Here, you must work. If you don’t you will go straight to the chimney. To the crematorium. Work or crematorium, the choice is yours.

Quote about Auschwitz


13. Don’t kill yourself. There’s no hurry. But watch out. Don’t let an SS catch you.

Quote about the SS Nazis of Hitler


14. Bite your lips, little brother. Don’t cry. Keep your anger, your hate, for another day, for later. The day will come but not now. Wait. Clench your teeth and wait.

Night Elie Wiesel quote about patience


15. Fear was greater than hunger.

Quote on fear


16. Let’s stay together. It will make us stronger.

Quote about unity


17. Don’t let yourself be overcome by sleep, Eliezer. It’s dangerous to fall asleep in snow. One falls asleep forever. Come, my son, come, get up.

Night Elie Wiesel father quote


18. And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in whom I no longer believed.

Elie Wiesel quote about God


19. Listen to me, kid. Don’t forget that you are in a concentration camp. In this place, it is every man for himself, and you cannot think of others. Not even your father. In this place, there is no such thing as father, brother, friend. Each of us lives and dies alone.

Quote about Auschwitz concentration camp


20. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.

Night Elie Wiesel quote about Neutrality


21. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.

Elie Wiesel quote about silence


22. 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.

Quote on oppression


23. As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true.

Elie Wiesel quote about freedom


24. As long as one child is hungry, our life will be filled with anguish and shame.

Night Elie Wiesel hunger quote


25. Our first act as free men was to throw ourselves onto the provisions. That’s all we thought about. No thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread.

Elie Wiesel freedom quote



I hope you like these Night Elie Wiesel quotes. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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