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The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape. Leonard Cohen#Depression 63
Leonard Cohen#Depression 63
ordinary eternal machinery, like the grinding of the stars Leonard Cohen#Beautiful 58
Leonard Cohen#Beautiful 58
I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms. Leonard Cohen#Royalty 52
Leonard Cohen#Royalty 52
I think the term poet is a very exalted term and should be applied to a man at the end of his work. When he looks back over the body of his work and he's written poetry then let the verdict be that he's a poet. Leonard Cohen#Poetry 43
Leonard Cohen#Poetry 43
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#Hurt 43
Leonard Cohen#Hurt 43
Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region. Leonard Cohen#Pollution 43
Leonard Cohen#Pollution 43
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered. Leonard Cohen#Prayer 40
Leonard Cohen#Prayer 40
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. Leonard Cohen#Sleep 40
Leonard Cohen#Sleep 40
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress. Leonard Cohen#dreams 37
Leonard Cohen#dreams 37
To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. Leonard Cohen#Dream 31
Leonard Cohen#Dream 31
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