Leonard Cohen’s View on Love
TS: Has you view of romance changed over the past twenty years, since you embarked on your songwriting career?
LC: Well, I think that it changes naturally, but I think that the position I took in some of those early songs is not so far from the position I take now.
TS: Which is?
LC: That the kind of surrender that is involved with love means that you have to take a wound also.
TS: Do you think that it’s a typical growth process, or that it’s more your own?
LC: I can’t believe that my predicament is unique.
Leonard Cohen in an interview with Tom Schnabel from the book Stolen Moments, 1988.