"Women stand for the objective world for a man. They stand for the thing that you're not and that's what you always reach for in a song."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Leonard Cohen on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Leonard Cohen on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Leonard Cohen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Leonard Cohen on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Leonard Cohen on John Lennon
"In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress."
"To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself."
"Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true."
"Music is the emotional life of most people."
"We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they're paid for it."
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