Leonard Cohen

21 Sep 1934 // 7 Nov 2016
Singer, Songwriter, Poet


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I don't think you can write novels on the road. You need a certain stability.
When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made. In love we disappear.
Deprivation is the mother of poetry.

The Favorite Game
Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.
As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armour themselves against wonder.

The Favorite Game
Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore.

Beautiful Losers
If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."