That’s the way we experience our freedom today – it looks like freedom but it feels like death, it must be something in-between, I guess, it’s closing time. I don’t know about you, but I live a life that is totally consumed with ambiguity and conflict. I can’t get anything straight. Anything I embrace … immediately the polarity manifests and I can embrace it [the opposite stance] with the same kind of enthusiasm or shame or indifference or whatever the emotion was that caused me to embrace the former.
Leonard Cohen’s The Future Interview by Bob Mackowitz. Transcript from a radio special produced by Interviews Unlimited for Sony Music, 1992. The transcript was prepared by Judith Fitzgerald.