Leonard Cohen Advises Terence Trent D’Arby On Aging, Women, Sex, & Wagging

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I had dinner with [Leonard Cohen] and we hit it off well. He’s beautiful. The way he attracts women, man, is just incredible. There’s a very priest-like vibe about him. I said to him, As I get older I find regarding women and sex that the dog is wagging the tail now rather then the tail wagging the dog like it used to. That I now have some control over these things and it makes the situation all the more enjoyable when it happens. He said, ‘Enjoy it, my friend, because when you get to my age you can’t choose any more, just as long as something wags.’quotedown2

Terence Trent D’Arby

 

From Terence Trent D’Arby Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q Magazine, June 1993.

Note: Originally posted July 31, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“[Love] is the only redeeming possibility for human beings” Leonard Cohen

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I think love lasts. I think it’s the nature of love to last. I think it’s eternal, but I think we don’t know what to do with it much of the time. Because of its eternal and powerful and mysterious qualities, our panicked responses to it are inappropriate and often tragic. But the thing itself, when it can be appropriately assimilated into the landscape of panic, is the only redeeming possibility for human beings.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Leonard Cohen Interviewed by Anjelica Huston. Interview magazine: November, 1995. Originally posted May 18, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen on the Experience of Love

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I don’t think there’s any difference between a crush and profound love. I think the experience is that you dissolve your sentries and your battalions for a moment and you really do see that there is this unfixed free-flowing energy of emotion and thought between people, that it really is there. It’s tangible and you can almost ride on it into another person’s breast. Your heart opens and of course you’re completely panicked because you’re used to guarding this organ with your life.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Leonard Cohen Interviewed by Anjelica Huston. Interview magazine: November, 1995.

Note: Originally posted May 18, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“The sense of fusion that one gets from intense sexual activity is very similar to that produced by spiritual activity. But I am not an expert on either sex nor spirituality.” Leonard Cohen

Je Ne Suis Qu’un Poete Mineur [I’m Just A Minor Poet] by Gilles Medioni, L’Express (France): October 4, 2001 [via Google Translate] Found at Leonard Cohen French Web Site.

Note: Originally posted April 26, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric