“You’re never ready for the things that create character.” Leonard Cohen

You’re never ready for the things that create character. Somehow you have to be tripped in such a way that you’re thrown headlong into the events, and trick yourself by signing up for the tour, or spending the money before you’ve made it, or whatever it is. And then you find that these events create character, these events that you’re never ready for.


Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen Looks at Himself by Danny Fields. Soho Weekly News, Vol. 1, #9. December 5, 1974. Photo by Paul-Gerhard Zimmerman.

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 October 28, 2018.

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