Quote of the day

From this documentary about Leonard Cohen

Poetry is not an occupation, but a verdict.

It’s odd – his relationship with the material world seems perfect, i.e. something to be consumed, not pursued or desired. The concepts aren’t diametrically opposed, but it does change the outlook.

He is a very good example of going through life as a tourist, like Hoffer, which I suppose is why I’m drawn to him.

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