Leonard Cohen

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


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Never make a decision when you need to pee.

Beautiful Losers
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.
How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?

Beautiful Losers
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
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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."