“I imagine the guy with the title Great Lover is in the same boat as the guy with the title Poet; he can’t get a date.” Leonard Cohen


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There’s something about the description [Great Lover] that I find very distasteful and which I would never want applied to me. There’s something in it that indicates that the man never loved anybody. Anybody who achieves that title, somehow. I wouldn’t want to be on the list. I imagine the guy with the title Great Lover is in the same boat as the guy with the title Poet; he can’t get a date.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen, quoted in Yakety Yak by Scott Cohen (1994), Originally posted Dec 2, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Theology or religious speculation bears the same relationship to real experience as pornography does to lovemaking. They’re not entirely unconnected.” Leonard Cohen


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Theology or religious speculation bears the same relationship to real experience as pornography does to lovemaking. They’re not entirely unconnected. I mean, you can get turned on. One of the reasons that they’re both powerful is that they ignore a lot of other material and they focus in on something very specific. In these days of overload, it’s very restful to know, at last, what you’re talking about.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From At Lunch With Leonard Cohen;Philosophical Songwriter On A Wire by Jon Pareles. New York Times: October 11, 1995. Originally posted Nov 24, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I am a glutton … I will try to have something to do with every woman I meet …” Leonard Cohen – Photo By Harold Barkley (1973)

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From the Toronto Star Archives Toronto Reference Library. Thanks to Gordana Stupar

Leonard Cohen’s Devastating Description Of His Reaction To Marianne’s Death

How affected did you get when Marianne Ihlen passed away?

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The way any heartless son of a bitch
is affected by
the relentless amputation of his past.
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Leonard Cohen

 

From the original questionnaire (in English) for Le Dernier Empereur by J.D. Beauvallet and Pierre Siankowski (Les Inrocks: Oct 19, 2016) forwarded to me on Oct 16, 2016 by Leonard Cohen.