Leonard Cohen On His Preference For “Art That Comes From Under The Bridge”

I like art that comes from under the bridge. Everything is going on on top of the bridge: the clashes, the declarations, the manifestos, the splits, the alliances, the betrayals—and a couple of guys are lying under the bridge trying to recover from a hangover. They look up from time to time. They can hear it. But I like that view—right under the bridge.


Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen, quoted in Unful’phil’ed: Cohen & Spector’s Looney Tunes by Hugh Seidman. Crawdaddy: Feb 1978. Found by Jugurtha Harchaoui.

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 Sept 26, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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