Leonard Cohen Indifferent About Afterlife – Not All That Impressed With Creation, Either

Interviewer: Do you believe in a life after this one?


I hardly believe in this one. I hardly believe we’re here at all. I believe that life goes on, but I don’t have any interest in any other versions of myself that are going to exist, no. [Interviewer: This is enough?] I don’t know, sometimes it feels like enough, sometimes it feels like it’s not. You know, if I had designed the whole thing, I would have done it a lot better. Basically I understand that the creation took place, and there was a problem about food, so God said everybody will eat each other. So that’s got to produce a lot of anxiety.



Leonard Cohen


Leonard Looks Back On The Past (unedited interview for Norwegian Radio) by Kari Hesthamar, Los Angeles, 2005. Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Nov 13, 2015.

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