“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

“The background from which I come doesn’t let family slide no matter how flipped out you are.” Leonard Cohen

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I came from a tradition in which family is very important, and I try to be the best father I can. It wasn’t merely a philosophical choice that I go to work every day: I had to make a buck over the years. The background from which I come doesn’t let family slide no matter how flipped out you are.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

Photo: From left – Adam Cohen, his mother Suzanne Elrod, his father Leonard Cohen & Leonard’s mother Masha Cohen (Montreal 1972) . Posted Feb 13, 2014 by Adam Cohen at Leonard Cohen Facebook page

Quotation from Maverick Spirit: Leonard Cohen by Jim O’Brien. B-Side Magazine: August/September 1993. Originally posted Dec 30, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Q: Could you give up everything for beauty? Leonard Cohen “I don’t think these things are decisions one makes”

[Interviewer:] Like in “Came So Far For Beauty,” you seem, at times, to be completely under the spell of beauty, almost submissive to it. Could you give up everything for beauty?

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I don’t think these things are decisions one makes. If you have the kind of nature where you are ready to go the whole way, then you’re stuck with that kind of nature and you just go the whole way.quotedown2

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From Having Lunch With Leonard Cohen by Jon Wilde, Sabotage Times. Dec 3, 2015 (the quote itself is taken from a 1988 interview).  Originally posted December 7, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

“I’ve always been there serving the nameless, and it doesn’t matter if I don’t have a voice.” Leonard Cohen (1980)


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What we used to call the artist is becoming obsolete, and for some people I symbolize that. They feel my loyalty has not been compromised. I’ve always been there serving the nameless, and it doesn’t matter if I don’t have a voice.quotedown2

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From The Face May Not Be Familiar, but the Name Should Be: It’s Composer and Cult Hero Leonard Cohen by Pamela Andriotakis & Richard Oulahan. People: January 14, 1980. Photo by Armando Fusco (flickr name Rhymin’ Simon). Originally posted Nov 15, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric