It makes you wonder. Maybe we’re [Canadians] all wrong about ourselves. Maybe we’re not a timid, tightly trapped between Empires, hesitant and icy. Maybe we’re what Gould and Cohen both were and are – passionate, powerful, ironic, yes… but with something immensely valuable the world responds to: An understanding of depth, of the bedrock of feeling, a Canadian Shield of soul that is quiet and contemplative, enduring.
From Leonard Cohen and Glenn Gould – An Appreciation by Robert Harris (The Ninth Glenn Gould Prize Program, May 14, 2012). Update: The original program is no longer online but this segment is quoted in Leonard Cohen: A specialist in longing, loving and losing beautifully by Brad Wheeler (Globe and Mail: May 15, 2012)
Note: Originally posted July 4, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric