Leonard Cohen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Leonard Cohen quotes, Leonard Cohen sayings, and Leonard Cohen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. Leonard Cohen
The moon is swimming naked and the summer night is fragrant with a mighty expectation of relief. Leonard Cohen
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. Leonard Cohen
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse. Leonard Cohen
Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea. Leonard Cohen
We are awakening from the dream of isolation, from the dream of loneliness, and it's a terrible shock. Leonard Cohen
A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen
Games are nature's most beautiful creation. Leonard Cohen
A kite is a victim you are sure of. you love it because it pulls. Leonard Cohen
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
I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree. Leonard Cohen
Garages, barns and attics are always older than the buildings to which they are attached. Leonard Cohen
You wanted to be the Superman who was never Clark Kent. Leonard Cohen
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
The duty of lovers is to tarnish the Golden Rule. Leonard Cohen
Seriousness is the deepest pleasure we have. Leonard Cohen
The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines. Leonard Cohen
In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress. Leonard Cohen
Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
So I work in that same beauty salon / I'm chained to the old masquerade / The lipstick, the shadow, the silicone / I follow my father's trade Leonard Cohen
I was selling holy trinkets / I was dressing kind of sharp / Had a pussy in the kitchen / And a panther in the yard / In the prison of the gifted / I was friendly with the guard / So I never had to witness / What happens to the Heart. Leonard Cohen
So I work in that same beauty salon / I'm chained to the old masquerade / The lipstick, the shadow, the silicone / I follow my father's trade Leonard Cohen
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
Sure we played a stunning couple / But I never liked the part / It ain't pretty, it ain't subtle / What happens to the heart. Leonard Cohen
Please don't pass me by, / oh please don't pass me by, / for I am blind, but you can see, / well, I've been blinded totally, Leonard Cohen
A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen
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
There's always a nice tune on the radio - helps you get the dishes done. I like to get the news from time to time - not too often. I don't feel deprived. Leonard Cohen