“Believe me, what you want is someone to have dinner with” Leonard Cohen On Relationships Later In Life

Believe me, what you want is someone to have dinner with… sleep with from time to time, telephone every day or write. It’s what you set up that is defeating. Make it very modest. And give yourself permission to make a few mistakes. You know, blow it a bit. Have a few drinks and fall into bed with somebody. It doesn’t have to be the final thing.


Leonard Cohen


From He Has Tried in His Way to Be Free by Sarah Hampson (Lion’s Roar: Nov 1, 2007). Photo of Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas in Montreal 2005 taken by Kim Solez.

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 July 24, 2018.

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