Leonard Cohen Quotes (80 quotes)
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody Knows (co-written with Sharon Robinson) - YouTube video - I'm Your Man (1988)
“Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.”
The Future (1992)
“I remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove she was moving too,
And every single breath that we drew was
Hallelujah - Various Positions (1984)
“It was only when you walked away I saw you had the perfect ass. Forgive me for not falling in love with your face or your conversation.”
The Energy of Slaves (1972)
“Ah, you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win
You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.”
First We Take Manhattan (1986) - I'm Your Man (1988)
“I smile when I'm angry, I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do to get by.
But I know what is wrong and I know what is right,
and I'd die for the truth in my secret life.”
In my Secret Life - Ten New Songs (2001)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLeonard Cohen
Born: September 21, 1934 (age 82)
Occupation: Musician, poet, novelist
Bio: Leonard Norman Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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