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Leonard Cohen Quotes: "We are not mad. We are human.We want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths we take to love, for the paths are many and dark, and we are ardent and cruel in our journey."

We are not mad. We are human.We want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths we take to love, for the paths are many and dark, and we are ardent and cruel in our journey.




Leonard Cohen Quotes: "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."

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.




Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere."

I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "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."

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.




Leonard Cohen Quotes: "We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made. In love we disappear."

We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made. In love we disappear.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may the blessings find you in your solitude."

May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may the blessings find you in your solitude.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky."

We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky.




Leonard Cohen Quotes: "You live your life as if it's real.......a thousand kisses deep"

You live your life as if it's real.......a thousand kisses deep



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore"

Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free!!"

Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free!!



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "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."

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.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself."

When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself.




Leonard Cohen Quotes: "To keep our hearts open is probably the most urgent responsibility you have as you get older."

To keep our hearts open is probably the most urgent responsibility you have as you get older.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?"

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I don't really understand that process called reincarnation but if there is such a thing I'd like to come back as my daughter's dog."

I don't really understand that process called reincarnation but if there is such a thing I'd like to come back as my daughter's dog.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "a kite is a victim you are sure of. you love it because it pulls."

a kite is a victim you are sure of. you love it because it pulls.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love"

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Never make a decision when you need to pee."

Never make a decision when you need to pee.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Fare thee well my nightingale, I lived but to be near you. Thow you are singing somewhere still I can no longer hear you."

Fare thee well my nightingale, I lived but to be near you. Thow you are singing somewhere still I can no longer hear you.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree."

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I’ve seen the nations rise and fall. I’ve heard their stories, heard them all, but love’s the only engine of survival."

I’ve seen the nations rise and fall. I’ve heard their stories, heard them all, but love’s the only engine of survival.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul."

The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I always loved those little creatures [hummingbird], always feel blessed when they appear nearby. There's a magical quality to them. I finally put one in a song."

I always loved those little creatures [hummingbird], always feel blessed when they appear nearby. There's a magical quality to them. I finally put one in a song.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "At the very center of our culture is a crucified man, a tortured man hanging on a cross of wood. You have an image of violence at the very center of our spiritual investigation."

At the very center of our culture is a crucified man, a tortured man hanging on a cross of wood. You have an image of violence at the very center of our spiritual investigation.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths."

And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines."

The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "In the broken places, the light shines through."

In the broken places, the light shines through.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "The older I get, the surer I am that I'm not running the show."

The older I get, the surer I am that I'm not running the show.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind."

Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act."

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Your heart opens and of course you're completely panicked because you're used to guarding this organ with your life."

Your heart opens and of course you're completely panicked because you're used to guarding this organ with your life.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "You lose your grip, and then you slip into the Masterpiece."

You lose your grip, and then you slip into the Masterpiece.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "My two great heroes are W. B. Yeats and Federico Garcia Lorca."

My two great heroes are W. B. Yeats and Federico Garcia Lorca.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you."

When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day."

If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "It's not a cry you can hear at night. It's not somebody who has seen the light. It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah."

It's not a cry you can hear at night. It's not somebody who has seen the light. It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "We're always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who've closed down. And there are times in one's life when one has to close down just to regroup."

We're always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who've closed down. And there are times in one's life when one has to close down just to regroup.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "Do not be a magician - be magic!"

Do not be a magician - be magic!



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah."

But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love."

A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."

A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I've often said if I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often."

I've often said if I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn't write What the night pencilled in."

My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn't write What the night pencilled in.



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "I told the truth, I didn't come to fool you"

I told the truth, I didn't come to fool you



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "My reputation as a ladies' man was a joke that caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone."

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



Leonard Cohen Quotes: "May everyone live, And may everyone die. Hello, my love, And my love, Goodbye."

May everyone live, And may everyone die. Hello, my love, And my love, Goodbye.