“My life is very dull, and I like it that way” Leonard Cohen (2006)


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My life is very dull, and I like it that way. I have a little duplex in Los Angeles. My son [Adam] lives fifteen minutes away. My daughter [Lorca] lives downstairs. I’m happy if my kids come over for Sabbath dinner, and Anjani lives around the corner. Every once in a while, the sense of being a vehicle arises and one or two ideas actually seize me and I find myself writing or tinkering around with a chord change. quotedown2

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Zen, Lawsuits, and Poetry by Phoebe Hoban. New York Magazine: May 22, 2006. Originally posted Oct 14, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Clarifies His Goal As A Poet

Marco: Once you said that you wished you could have been like a poet whose songs are sung by Chinese women washing clothes on a river. Is it still this your goal?

Leonard Cohen: Dear Marco, They don’t have to be Chinese

From Oct 16, 2001 Online Chat. Originally posted Jun 9, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Reports On His Efforts To Reform Himself “I’m a dismal failure at that” (1972)

I asked [Leonard Cohen] if he had been doing anything to reform himself …

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From The Strange, Sad and Beautiful World of Leonard Cohen by Andrew Furnival. Petticoat: December 30, 1972.

“If you can do anything, it’s kind of satisfying. It’s [performing] and washing dishes that are the only things I know.” Leonard Cohen


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If you can do anything, it’s kind of satisfying. It’s [performing] and washing dishes that are the only things I know.quotedown2

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From “I’m a closet optimist”: An audience with Leonard Cohen, September 16, 2014, London by Michael Bonner (Uncut: Sept 16, 2014) Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I’ve stopped hoping that people will praise my voice, though, obviously, I’ve a couple of friends out there who like the way I sing.” Leonard Cohen

From Songs Of Longing – The Joe Jackson Interview. The Irish Times: November 3, 1995. Accessed 05 April 2014 from LeonardCohenFiles. Note: Originally posted April 11, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“We weren’t a lavish family, but we must have been quite well off, and I grew up like the Queen believing it was unnecessary to concern myself with the making of money.” Leonard Cohen

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From Leonard Cohen by Ray Connolly. Evening Standard, July 1968. I was alerted to this article by a post at I Need A Regular Dose Of Leonard Cohen by Gordana Stupar

Note: Originally posted  Oct 17, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric