“What suits me is a more modest style than generally could be discovered in a first class hotel where so much is based on the good graces of the people around you being purchased” Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen’s room at the Chelsea Hotel

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Someone said ‘If riches assist thee acquire riches, if poverty assist thee seek poverty.’ There are many styles of life, I don’t think one is better than another, it’s just that what suits me is a more modest style than generally could be discovered in a first class hotel where so much is based on the good graces of the people around you being purchased.quotedown2

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From “Complexities And Mr. Cohen” by Billy Walker (Sounds, March 4, 1972). Found at LeonardCohenFiles.  Photo of Leonard Cohen’s room by Mel Joss. Originally posted at Dec 10, 2014 DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

Leonard Cohen Explains Why He Loves The Chelsea Hotel

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It’s one of those hotels that have everything that I love so well about hotels. I love hotels to which, at four a.m., you can bring along a midget, a bear and four ladies, drag them to your room and no one cares about it at all.quotedown2

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Blogging From the Hotel Chelsea by Jem Carlson (Gothamist: Apr 12, 2006)

Leonard Cohen On His Preference For Voluptuous Furnishings

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voluptuous-room

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I find the simple life voluptuous. I like … a good chair and a good table.quotedown2

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From 2006 NRK interview: Leonard Cohen On His Poems, Zen, Hallelujah, His 6 Good Songs, Money, America, And The Squirrel

Credit Due Department: A&M Records promotional photo by Dennis Keeley

Note: Originally posted May 20, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric