Leonard Cohen Quotes

- Notable Leonard Cohen Quotes Index -

Born: September 21, 1934, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Occupation: Music artist

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And most people have a woman in their heart, most men have a woman in their heart and most women have a man in their heart.
- Leonard Cohen

2.
I always thought that poetry is the verdict that others give to a certain kind of writing. So to call yourself a poet is a kind of dangerous description. It's for others it's for others to use.
- Leonard Cohen

3.
I never really liked poetry readings I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group.
- Leonard Cohen

4.
I think the term poet is a very exalted term and should be applied to a man at the end of his work. When he looks back over the body of his work and he's written poetry then let the verdict be that he's a poet.
- Leonard Cohen

5.
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
- Leonard Cohen

6.
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
- Leonard Cohen

7.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
- Leonard Cohen

8.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

9.
Success is survival.
- Leonard Cohen

10.
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.
- Leonard Cohen

11.
We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they're paid for it.
- Leonard Cohen

12.
Women stand for the objective world for a man. They stand for the thing that you're not and that's what you always reach for in a song.
- Leonard Cohen

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