what's the meaning of life ?

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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What's the meaning of life?

Post by neveranygood » Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:13 pm

All you really need to know is "life sucks and then you die"
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Mar 10, 2003 4:06 am

love
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Post by Kush » Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:04 pm

Here's two more verses sort of about life that i thought is cool...

What is today ?
It is everyday, my friend.
It is all life, my love
We love and we live
We live and we love
And we do not know what life is
And we do not know what day is
And we do not know what love is.

- Jacques Prevert (brought to me via Ute Lemper)

It's legs to walk and thoughts to fly
Eyes to laugh and lips to cry
A restless tongue to classify
All born to grow
And grown to die.

- Townes Van Zandt
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"The meaning of life"?

Post by David » Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:41 pm

Love is a fire
It burns everyone
It disfigures everyone
It is the world's excuse
for being ugly
"Nothing is said that is not sung."
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p.s.

Post by David » Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:05 am

p.s.

Yeah, Townes Van Zandt!

If Leonard had been born a cowboy (or at least a Texan), he'd've been Townes. Probably would have lived a little longer, tho' --
"Nothing is said that is not sung."
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Post by John the Shorts » Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:17 pm

42!
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Post by linmag » Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:57 pm

No, John, that was 'life, the universe and everything' :)
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Post by John the Shorts » Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:16 pm

Linmag

It was either THHGTTG or Python quotes.

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Post by linmag » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:13 am

Either way, it's a question that requires deep thought :)
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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:25 am

As long as we leave the mice alone.

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Post by linmag » Sun Mar 30, 2003 3:49 am

I would like nothing better than to leave the mice well and truly alone, but the cat has other ideas. Personally, I think the dolphins had it right.

"Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel, New York, wars, and so on, whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely the dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons."
:wink:
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Post by George.Wright » Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:17 am

to climb out of the test tube and wave goodbye
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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:11 pm

So Long and Thanks for all the fish
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Post by Aisling » Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:05 pm

...Since we're talking about Hitch Hiker's anyway...
Was anyone else baffled over the fate of the girl who's feet didn't touch the ground? I mean, she just disappeared, what's that about?
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Post by John the Shorts » Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:01 am

I thought Fenny (Fenchurch) appeared in So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

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