“I was able to find ideological justification for my [fear of marriage], which was developed quite extensively in my young manhood.” Leonard Cohen

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The Loneliness of The Long-Suffering Folkie By Wayne Robins (Newsday – Long Island, November 22, 1992). Originally posted Oct 18, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Explains Why “I’ve been very reluctant to domesticate myself”

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I’ve been very reluctant to domesticate myself. I found it very hard, and I don’t know if it’s a man’s real nature. I think once we move into a household, we enter a female universe, and I’ve had great reluctance to do that. There are people who simply must protect themselves from the implications of that domestic merging.quotedown2

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Sincerely, L. Cohen by Brian Cullman (Details for Men, January, 1993). Originally posted Oct 15, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen’s Election Year Announcement “I am a candidate for the highest office in the land: a woman’s caress.” (1988)


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The air is ringing with the praise of candidates. I myself want to get in line. I want to be a candidate. I am a candidate for the highest office in the land: a woman’s caress.quotedown2

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Announced by Leonard Cohen during his Nov 6, 1988 Ann Arbor show. Reported in  Concert Gives Fan Glimpse At The New Leonard Cohen by John Nichols (Toledo Blade: Nov 8, 1988). Note: Originally posted November 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“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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‘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

“We’re all crazy about girls. But at 15 everything was in my imagination … I think my vices developed later, slowly” Leonard Cohen On His Interest In Women

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My interest in women wasn’t unique, we all shared it. We were starved. The atmosphere was pretty repressive. It wasn’t like today; you didn’t sleep with your girlfriend. It wasn’t an ideology, I didn’t feel rebellious, I just wanted to embrace someone. We felt very alone, you wanted to embrace someone in the dark. We weren’t more starved than the others, we were all desperate. How can it be otherwise? I am totally normal. We’re all crazy about girls. But at 15 everything was in my imagination, our experience was limited. A kiss in the back of a car. I think my vices developed later, slowly (laughs)…
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Leonard Cohen, quoted in Comme Un Guerrier by Christian Fevret (Throat Culture magazine, 1992). Note: Originally posted August 1, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric