Leonard Cohen shares Irving Layton’s advice: “Leonard, are you sure you’re doing the wrong thing?”

I’m reminded of the advice my old friend Irving Layton, who has passed away now but probably is the greatest Canadian poet that we’ve ever produced, and a very close friend. I would confide in him, and after I’d told him what I planned to do and what my deepest aspirations were, he’d always say to me, ‘Leonard, are you sure you’re doing the wrong thing?’quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

The Wisdom Of Leonard Cohen by Kevin Perry. GQ: Jan 19, 2012. Note: Originally posted Aug 14, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric