On nights like this 3

LC: Well, you know, there’s depression and depression. What I mean by depression in my own case is that depression isn’t just the blues. It’s not just like I have a hangover in the weekend… the girl didn’t show up or something like that, it isn’t that. It’s not really depression, it’s a kind of mental violence which stops you from functioning properly from one moment to the next. You lose something somewhere and suddenly you’re gripped by a kind of angst of the heart and of the spirit…

— Leonard Cohen, French interview (trans. Nick Halliwell)

3 responses to “On nights like this 3

  1. Genius. That’s it exactly.

  2. Pingback: Leonard Cohen on Depression and Depression « christopher cocca

  3. Yep – that’s depression… I remember those days. Thanks for the post… Cohen is a genius.

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