“One is always wrestling with one’s doubt, indifference and Dionysian appetite …” Leonard Cohen On The Elements Of His Work

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Every day. Whatever I’m studying, I have the sense that this isn’t it. One is always wrestling with one’s doubt, indifference and Dionysian appetite: You know – let’s go get drunk and forget this stuff. Maybe this doesn’t lead to anywhere. These are just the elements of my work. I don’t think they’re great. They’re just all I have.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Conversations from a Room by Tom Chaffin. Canadian Forum: August/September 1983. Photo by Armando Fusco. Originally posted Feb 6, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric