Leonard Cohen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leonard cohen quotes, leonard cohen sayings, and leonard cohen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.     

Leonard Cohen

The moon is swimming naked and the summer night is fragrant with a mighty expectation of relief.     

Leonard Cohen

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.     

Leonard Cohen

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.     

Leonard Cohen

I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.     

Leonard Cohen

Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea.     

Leonard Cohen

We are awakening from the dream of isolation, from the dream of loneliness, and it's a terrible shock.     

Leonard Cohen

A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.     

Leonard Cohen

Games are nature's most beautiful creation.     

Leonard Cohen

A kite is a victim you are sure of. you love it because it pulls.     

Leonard Cohen

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.     

Leonard Cohen

I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree.     

Leonard Cohen

Garages, barns and attics are always older than the buildings to which they are attached.     

Leonard Cohen

You wanted to be the Superman who was never Clark Kent.     

Leonard Cohen

I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere.     

Leonard Cohen

The duty of lovers is to tarnish the Golden Rule.     

Leonard Cohen

Seriousness is the deepest pleasure we have.     

Leonard Cohen

The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.     

Leonard Cohen