“Most of us cherish some sort of dream of surrender” — Leonard Cohen, on being asked if “you’ve lamented the power that women have had over you.”

Are there times when you’ve lamented the power that women have had over you?

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I never looked at it that way. There’s times when I’ve lamented, there’s times when I’ve rejoiced, there’s times when I’ve been deeply indifferent. You run through the whole gamut of experience. And most people have a woman in their heart, most men have a woman in their heart and most women have a man in their heart. There are people that don’t. But most of us cherish some sort of dream of surrender. But these are dreams and sometimes they’re defeated and sometimes they’re manifested.
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Leonard Cohen

 

‘I’m blessed with a certain amnesia’ by Jian Ghomeshi (The Guardian: 9 July 2009). Originally posted Oct 7, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric