Night

I started Night by Elie Wiesel on my flights back home. Basically a chronicle of a young boy’s journey and survival through Nazi death camps. It’s a horrible little book – the author says in the preface that he couldn’t find the right words or enough words – but his words are bad enough – the reality must have been… I don’t know. I made it through a few chapters and had to take a break.

In the first few paragraphs – before the real misery of the story begins there was some very interesting quotes.

“He explained to me, with great emphasis, that every question possessed a power that was lost in the answer…
Man comes closer to God through the questions he asks Him, he liked to say. Therein 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 sould and remain there until we die. The real answers, Eliezer, you will find only within yourself.”

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