"One never leaves the past behind. Because the past is in the present. And without the past, the present would be empty. So it is a matter of balance. Which is stronger—the past or the present? If the past overtakes the present, then the present itself becomes part of the past, and it becomes impossible to live. One carries the past. One can be carried by the past for only so long."
— Elie Wiesel in Matters of Survival: A Conversation
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