Author Topic: Leonard Cohen on austerity  (Read 469 times)

Zoot

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Leonard Cohen on austerity
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:53:26 PM »
Not "around the web" technically, since it was on a Buddhism-quote-a-day e-mail list I'm on, but close enough and worth sharing nevertheless.  :)

"I have always been attracted to the voluptuousness of austerity. I never chose the style of my life because it hurt. It was on the contrary. I feel most comfortable and most abundant when things are very simple and I know where everything is and thereís nothing around that I donít need."
--Leonard Cohen

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Re: Leonard Cohen on austerity
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 05:43:32 PM »
But didn't Leonard have to do all these tours before he died because his agents scammed him and what he thoought was enough money for his own retirement, wasn't?

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Re: Leonard Cohen on austerity
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
I think it was a fairly sordid affair with his manager who used to be his lover(?)--and after stealing the money, she was calling him constantly to harass him. I can only assume that if Cohen was successfully practicing Buddhism that all of this didn't perturb him too much. My favorite of his was Songs of Love and Hate.