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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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„I don't know which side is anybody on any more. I don't really care. There is a moment when we have to transcend the side we're on and understand that we are creatures of a higher order.“

—  Leonard Cohen
Context: I don't know which side is anybody on any more. I don't really care. There is a moment when we have to transcend the side we're on and understand that we are creatures of a higher order. That doesn't mean that I don't wish you courage in your struggle. There is on both sides of the struggle men of good will. That is important to remember. On both sides of the struggle, some struggling for freedom, some struggling for safety and solemn testimony of that unbroken faith which binds generations one to another I sing this song, "If It Be Your Will" Introducing "If It Be Your Will"

„You who build these altars now
to sacrifice these children,
you must not do it anymore.“

—  Leonard Cohen
Context: You who build these altars now to sacrifice these children, you must not do it anymore. A scheme is not a vision and you never have been tempted by a demon or a god. "Story of Isaac"

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