Frases de Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen

Fecha de nacimiento: 21. Septiembre 1934
Fecha de muerte: 7. Noviembre 2016

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Leonard Norman Cohen es un poeta, novelista y cantautor canadiense. Como músico ha desarrollado una carrera con una continua exploración de temas como la religión, la política, el aislamiento, las relaciones personales y la sexualidad, y ha sido definido por el crítico Bruce Eder como «uno de los cantantes y compositores más fascinantes y enigmáticos de finales de los 60». Cohen ha sido introducido en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll de los Estados Unidos y en el Salón de la Fama Musical de su país natal. Es miembro de la Orden de Canadá y de la Orden Nacional de Quebec. En 2011 fue galardonado con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.

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Frases Leonard Cohen

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„I am so often accused of gloominess and melancholy. And I think I'm probably the most cheerful man around. I don't consider myself a pessimist at all. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel completely soaked to the skin.“

— Leonard Cohen
Context: I am so often accused of gloominess and melancholy. And I think I'm probably the most cheerful man around. I don't consider myself a pessimist at all. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel completely soaked to the skin. … I think those descriptions of me are quite inappropriate to the gravity of the predicament that faces us all. I've always been free from hope. It's never been one of my great solaces. I feel that more and more we're invited to make ourselves strong and cheerful..... I think that it was Ben Jonson who said, I have studied all the theologies and all the philosophies, but cheerfulness keeps breaking through. As quoted in "The Joking Troubadour of Gloom" in The Daily Telegraph (26 April 1993) http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/feb93.htm

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„There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.“

— Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968
Context: Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. "Anthem"

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