Video Interview: Leonard Cohen On Music Business Economics, Einstein, & Motivation

A number of people know my name, but very few people have bought a record of mine. So I’m in the same kind of economic situation as Einstein. Everybody knew his name, but he was not a very rich man. So I have to continue working for reasons that are a lot less fancy than art and life and literature. I’ve had to make a living.


Leonard Cohen




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I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 25, 2015 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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