“My reputation for solemnity is ill-gained” Leonard Cohen


From Cohen’s Reputation For Solemnity Ill-Gained By Mary Campbell. AP Story, published in The Hour (Norwalk, CT): Mar 28, 1992. Originally posted Aug 3, 2016 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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“Everything I’ve done – you know, wine, women, song, religion, meditation – were all involved in that struggle to somehow penetrate this depression that was the background of all my activities.” Leonard Cohen

leonard-cohen3-courtesy-of-leonard-cohenAlso see Leonard Cohen’s Depression, Its (Failed) Medical Treatment, & Its Resolution

From Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents by Mikal Gilmore. Simon and Schuster, Nov 11, 2008. The interview with Cohen from which this quotation is drawn took place in 2002. Photo by Anjani Thomas. Originally posted Aug 6, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen On You Want It Darker “I’m a captive, I’ve got no other purpose or mission. This is my message, this is my last message.”

drk800Quoted by Adam Cohen in Leonard Cohen’s son Adam jokes about father while accepting Juno on his behalf by David Friend (CTV News: April 1, 2017)

“I’m willing to stick with things, with relationships, with my own predicament, with knowing it’s dark a lot of the time but somehow cheerfulness keeps breaking through.” Leonard Cohen 1988

Folk-Rock’s Poet Laureate Returns by Jeff Bradley. AP story, printed in Times Daily – Sept 3, 1988.Originally posted December 7, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I’m not interested in posterity, which is a paltry form of eternity. I want to see the headlines… I’m not interested in an insurance plan for my work.” Leonard Cohen 1966

Leonard Cohen Considers the Poetic Mind. CBC Interview. 1966. Originally posted July 16, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric