Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
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, but indifference,
indifference between life and death.

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Elie Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-American novelist, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate.
“One Must Not Forget,” interview by Alvin P. Sanoff, US News & World Report (27 Oct 1986)

See also Nietzsche.
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4 Responses to “One Must Not Forget,” interview by Alvin P. Sanoff, US News & World Report (27 Oct 1986)

  1. Gary King says:

    Any chance that there is a PDF or any link to an original copy of the article as it appeared in US News and World Report?

    • Dave says:

      Unfortunately it seems not. I have updated the citation a bit, but USN&WR doesn’t seem to have online archives going back that far, and the back issue is out of stock.

  2. Michael Franklin says:

    I would dearly love to cite in APA “Indifference to me, is the epitome of all evil” are you able to give me a contact?

  3. Dave says:

    @Michael – I’d start with Google to find the quote; Google Books in particular is a great resource.

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