Leonard Cohen Quotes


17 Leonard Cohen quotes:



"In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress."
"This civil action is another case of a tragedy that has become all too familiar in the music industry: a business manager and professional advisers exploit an immensely talented artist's loyalty and trust through greed, self-dealing, concealment, knowing misrepresentation and reckless disregard for professional fiduciary duties."
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
"I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin."
"A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love."
"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
"The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape."
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Canadian Musician Quotes Depression Quotes
"Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act."
"To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself."
"The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Canadian Musician Quotes Superiority Quotes
"Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered."
"What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?"
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder."
"All the Men will be sailors then, untill the sea shall free them."
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Well I've seen your flag on the marble arch and love is not a victory march, it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah"
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul..."
Author: Cohen Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye."



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