I don’t think these things are decisions one makes. If you have the kind of nature where you are ready to go the whole way, then you’re stuck with that kind of nature and you just go the whole way.
From Having Lunch With Leonard Cohen by Jon Wilde, Sabatoge Times. Dec 3, 2015 (the quote itself is taken from a 1988 interview). Originally posted December 7, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.