Leonard Cohen: These two interlocking hearts I designed for the cover of Book of Mercy. I established this Order of the Unified Heart, that is a kind of dream of an order. There is no organization. There’s no hierarchy. There’s just a pin for people of a very broadly designated similar intent.
Interviewer: And yours is?
Leonard Cohen: To just make things better on a very personal level. You’re just not scattered all over the place. There is a tiny moment when you might gather around some decent intention.
Interviewer: And what has been your most decent intention?
Leonard Cohen: I can’t think of any right now. There must be one or two.
From He Has Tried in His Way to Be Free by Sarah Hampson (Lion’s Roar: Nov 1, 2007).