Poetry comes from a place that no one commands, that no one conquers. So I feel somewhat like a charlatan to accept an award for an activity which I do not command. In other words, if I knew where the good songs came from I would go there more often.
- 1965 NFB documentary on Cohen.
- 2005 movie tribute to Cohen with performances by Beth Orton, Nick Cave, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, and U2.