“No human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?”
-Ellie Wiesel, writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor.
“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.”
-George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
In Cries of the Heart, Ravi Zacharias tells us about a terrible incident in New York City. The chain of tragic events that had befallen a young woman’s life are heartbreaking. Feeling the silent pain of a whole city, a state senator agonized, ‘How can so much go wrong in one life and nobody be aware of it?’