Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekend Words

Came across these quotes from Leonard Cohen recently...

"My mind was always very cluttered, so I took great pains to simplify my environment, because if my environment were half as cluttered as my mind, I wouldn't be able to make it from room to room"
(Ha!  sounds like my mind!!  Obviously an introvert!)

"We're in a world where there's famine and hunger and people are dodging bullets and having their nails pulled out in dungeons so it's very hard for me to place any high value on the work that I do to write a song. Yeah, I work hard but compared to what?"

'There are writers who are great visionaries, who can depict huge movements - things like that. They're the great writers. I'm just the other kind."

"If I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often."

"The older I get, the surer I am that I'm not running the show." 

"Journalists, especially English journalists, were very cruel to me. They said I only knew three chords when I knew five!"
"Songs seem to take me a long time. I don't know why; they're not especially excellent for taking so long."

I like the way his mind 'thinks'...

And because I'm in Leonard listening mode, and enjoying his Greatest Hits CD, here's one of my favourites....


And as a reminder to self...
A beautiful sunny autumn day here, so I really enjoyed my walk to and from church this morning.
A time of thoughtful reflection...
May you find some time to just 'be'...

1 comment:

  1. He was very sensible, it seems. Especially that first quote, I know it's true of me, but clearing things out doesn't happen instantaneously. Takes time. :(