Thursday, June 7, 2012

Irving Layton’s Advice to Leonard Cohen

"I’m reminded of the advice my old friend Irving Layton, who has passed away now but probably is the greatest Canadian poet that we’ve ever produced, and a very close friend. I would confide in him, and after I’d told him what I planned to do and what my deepest aspirations were, he’d always say to me, ‘Leonard, are you sure you’re doing the wrong thing?’"

Leonard Cohen speaking at a press conference in London as reported in ”The wisdom of Leonard Cohen” by Kevin Perry, GQ (UK), January 19, 2012.

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