A portrait of Leonard Cohen in April 1972 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

5 Leonard Cohen Quotes For When You’re Feeling Passionate

It’s no secret that Leonard Cohen is one of the most prolific poets of our time. From 1956 up until his death in 2016, his writing was always one of a kind. Nobody had a way with words like Cohen. Whenever I’m deep in my thoughts, I always put on songs like So Long, Marianne, Dance Me to the End of Love, and so many more, as his lyrics are nothing short of pure art. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that he started out his career as an aspiring writer. Throughout his novels and poetry, he has written some beautiful things. Here are five quotes from his literature for when you are deep in your feels.


  1. “Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh”

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 2. “Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you’re tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty ”



 3. “… I didn’t fall in love of course it’s never up to you but she was walking back and forth and i was passing through”


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 4. “My reputation as a ladies’ man was a joke that caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights I spent alone.”



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

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