I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin. – Leonard Cohen who celebrates his 82nd birthday today.
He also said:
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.