“In a certain way, having children is the only activity that connects you to mankind and makes a serious assault on the ego” Leonard Cohen


quoteup2
We are very large beings wheeling through existence, who aren’t even shaped the way we appear. You catch the lint of another’s being on your wheel. And she does the same, and you get tangled up inextricably. The tangle is like a cocoon, out of which another being emerges. My feeling is that until you have children, until you really get stuck, it’s like dating for the junior prom. I believe that in a certain way, having children is the only activity that connects you to mankind and makes a serious assault on the ego.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Leonard Cohen Obscured…A Haunting by Spector by Stephen Holden. Rolling Stone: January 26, 1978. Photo from Adam Cohen Facebook Page. Originally posted January 11, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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

Embed from Getty Images

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”

quoteup2
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

Leonard Cohen

 

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