leonard cohen is 2011 prince of asturias

“Never lament casually; and if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty.”

wow… quite the acceptance speech, but would we expect anything less?

see – http://1heckofaguy.com/2011/10/24/leonard-cohens-prince-of-asturias-awards-speech-direct-transcript-enhanced-english-video/