“This human life is a place to resolve anything… This mind that we have only gives us three answers: yes, no and maybe. Those are not usually very satisfying for deep questions.” Leonard Cohen

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I don’t think that this human life is a place to resolve anything. I don’t think you can resolve everything. This mind that we have only gives us three answers: yes, no and maybe. Those are not usually very satisfying for deep questions. So we’re continually anxious, we’re creatures of anxiety, that’s our natural habitat. There are a few very accomplished individuals who emerge from this, we try to become on of those but we also have the proof that in our own lives we can go somewhere but that we can’t become free of  what we are. I don’t think this is a place, on Earth, where we can resolve these problems. quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Interview With Leonard Cohen. France-Inter: October 6, 1997.Transcription of the radio program Synergie With Jean-Luc Esse And Leonard Cohen. Translated from French by Nick Halliwell, UK. Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles.

One Reply to ““This human life is a place to resolve anything… This mind that we have only gives us three answers: yes, no and maybe. Those are not usually very satisfying for deep questions.” Leonard Cohen”

  1. Judith Ripp

    As we age, views change, often with added depth
    and perspective. I believe that many of your LC
    quotes are just notes along the way and that
    his final take on the matter may be way different.

    I appreciate the fact that you do note the source. Nevertheless
    it is an after though, in small print, easy to overlook.