Leonard Cohen Quotes

Last updated: July 8th, 2020

“I like life on the road. It’s a lot easier than civilian life. You kind of feel like you is in a motorcycle gang.”

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

“I wish I could say everything in one word. I hate all the things that can happen between the beginning of a sentence and the end.”

“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.”

“My mind was always very cluttered, so I took great pains to simplify my environment because if my environment were half as cluttered as my mind, I wouldn’t be able to make it from room to room.”

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.”

“How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me.”

“In dreams, the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.”

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”

“Never make a decision when you need to pee.”

“I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.”

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.”

“My two great heroes are W. B. Yeats and Federico García Lorca.”

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secret to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.

“In the broken places, the light shines through.”

“Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore.”

“And I had not much of a voice. I didn’t play that great guitar either.”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?

“I want to be paid for my work, not work for my pay.”

“I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree.”

“I didn’t want to write for pay. I wanted to be paid for what I write.”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Never make a decision when you need to pee.”

Here’s to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don’t even care.”

You go your way I’ll go your way too.”

“When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do.”

“Do not be a magician – be magic!”

“My reputation as a ladies’ man was a joke that caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone.”

“Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”

“I’ve always been into self-dramatization. I intend to live forever.”

“I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.”

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

Here’s to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don’t even care.”

Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore.”

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