I’m interested in things that contribute to my survival. I had girlfriends who really irritated me by their devotion to the Beatles. I didn’t begrudge them their interest, and there were songs like ‘Hey Jude’ that I could appreciate. But they didn’t seem to be essential to the kind of nourishment that I craved.
Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker by David Remnick (New Yorker: October 17, 2016)
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