Q: What’s the one thing women ought to know about men? Leonard Cohen: “A man steadfastly refuses to eavesdrop on his conversation with himself.”

From The Determinator, Questions Posed by Fans (Details: July, 1993). Photo of Leonard Cohen & Rebecca De Mornay taken in Berlin by Gerrit Terstiege (1993).

Also see Leonard’s response to What’s the one thing men ought to know about women?

Originally posted Jan 26, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Q: What’s the one thing men ought to know about women? Leonard Cohen: “They are deeply involved in a pattern of thought centered around the notion of commitment.”

From The Determinator, Questions Posed by Fans (Details: July, 1993).

Also see Leonard’s response to What’s the one thing women ought to know about men?

Originally posted Jan 26, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I tend to see AIDS as symptomatic of a deeper breakdown in our psychic immune system” Leonard Cohen (1988)

In ‘Everybody Knows’, Cohen sounds the death knell (in more ways then one) for the style of man – and woman – who does seek salvation through untrammelled sexual activity thus: “Everybody knows / that the naked man and woman/ just a shining artifact of the past.”

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That interpretation might be pushing things too far, but certainly we do know that people will never lie down again with each other in our lifetime with the same sense of abandon that we have at this moment. The development of AIDS is the reason – but I tend to see AIDS as symptomatic of a deeper breakdown in our psychic immune system…quotedown2

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From Read Leonard Cohen’s exclusive interview with Hot Press from 1988 by Joe Jackson (Hot Press: 11 Nov 2016)

Q: Would you rather make love or make poems? Or is it the same thing? Leonard Cohen: “That depends on the girl”


From A Session With Poet Cohen by Jon Whyte, Patricia Hughes, Terry Donnelly, and John Thompson. The Gateway, December 2, 1966. (The Gateway is the student newspaper of The University of Alberta)

Q: Does there have to be democracy in sexual fantasies? I love tying up my lover, but I don’t want him to tie me up. Leonard Cohen: “You are already tied up”

From The Determinator, Questions Posed by Fans (Details: July, 1993). Photo by Clarence Risher – originally posted to Flickr as dsc_0938.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons. Originally posted Jan 15, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric