The psychotherapeutic establishment is always encouraging us to get in touch with our inner feelings… I’ve never had faith in the model, so it didn’t really attract me. I believe in what I would call dynamic uncertainty. An invitation to get in touch with your inner feelings presupposes a fixed inner self. My impression is that there is no inner self and so attempts to get in touch with it are doomed.
From Meeting Leonard Cohen by Alan Franks (Article first appeared as Leonard Cohen: Love’s Hard Man in The Times Magazine on 13 October 2001). Originally posted Aug 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric