“The kind of surrender that is involved with love means that you have to take a wound also.” Leonard Cohen

TS: Has your view of romance changed over the past twenty years, since you embarked on your songwriting career?

 

LC: Well, I think that it changes naturally, but I think that the position I took in some of those early songs is not so far from the position I take now.

 

TS: Which is?

 

LC: That the kind of surrender that is involved with love means that you have to take a wound also.

 

TS: Do you think that it’s a typical growth process, or that it’s more your own?

 

LC: I can’t believe that my predicament is unique.

 

From Stolen Moments: Leonard Cohen by Tom Schnabel. Acrobat Books, 1988. Photo by Antonio Olmos.

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 posted Mar 21, 2014 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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