Leo Tolstoy & Leonard Cohen On The Connection Between Music And Emotion

Music is the shorthand of emotion


Leo Tolstoy


Entry from Tolstoy’s diary dated Jan. 20, 1905


I think the place of music in the world today is overwhelming. It is the emotional life of most people.


Leonard Cohen


From the CBC Leonard Cohen at 50 interview with Peter Gzowski.

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Gordana Stupar, who identified the source of the Leonard Cohen quotation.

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