“There is a fundamental reality where there are no genitals” Leonard Cohen

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From Read Leonard Cohen’s exclusive interview with Hot Press from 1988 by Joe Jackson (Hot Press: 11 Nov 2016)

Credit Due Department: Photo by Gorupdebesanez (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Until you have children and live with a woman, it’s just dating for the junior prom.” Leonard Cohen

Adam Cohen in arms of his mother, Suzanne Elrod, with father, Leonard Cohen, & grandmother, Masha Cohen – Montreal 1972 . Posted Feb 13, 2014 by Adam Cohen at Leonard Cohen Facebook page

Adam Cohen in arms of his mother, Suzanne Elrod, with father, Leonard Cohen, & grandmother, Masha Cohen – Montreal 1972 . Posted Feb 13, 2014 by Adam Cohen at Leonard Cohen Facebook page

From Unful’phil’ed: Cohen & Spector’s Looney Tunes by Hugh Seidman. Crawdaddy: Feb 1978.

Credit Due Department: I was alerted to this article by Jugurtha Harchaoui. Originally posted July 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Whatever the relationships between men & women are, the fact is we are each other’s content” Leonard Cohen on I’m Your Man

1988

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I said to myself, ‘What would I do to be accepted by the woman and what does the woman want? What does a woman want from a man?’ Many men have addressed this problem: what kind of a man does she want me to be? And it’s only the hunger for the woman, the necessity to live in her presence, whether this is love or not. Whatever the relationships between men and women are, the fact is we are each other’s content. We cannot live without each other. So accepting that as one of the aspects of being in love, or dying of love, a man dying of love writes this song. Whatever you want me to be I’ll bequotedown2

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I’m Your Man, by Alberto Manzano, originally published in Rockdelux (Spain), May 1988.

“When I saw his courage that’s where I drew my courage from” Leonard Cohen On The Courage Of His Son, Adam

From Adam Cohen’s Facebook Page

From Adam Cohen’s Facebook Page

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My son had a very serious car smash and I spent four months beside him in the hospital. That upset the process. A child being hurt like that is the parent’s nightmare. It calls on resources you never knew you had. He was badly hurt and when he perceived how badly hurt he was it represented a real assault on his morale. You’re ready to deal with your own disasters but not someone else’s. When I saw his courage that’s where I drew my courage from.quotedown2

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From “Hello! I Must Be Cohen” by Gavin Martin (New Musical Express, January 9, 1993)

Credit Due Department: Photo from Adam Cohen’s Facebook Page. Originally posted November 18, 2009 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen On “What We All Most Passionately Desire”

1997
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Not having a self is what we all most passionately desire. We desire it in love, we desire it in food, we desire it visually in sunsets. We want to give ourselves to experience and when you give yourself to an experience you have no self, and that’s why it feels good.quotedown2

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From Leonard Cohen Discusses Spirituality (in no certain terms): CBC-Television 1997. Originally posted July 15, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric