Leonard Cohen on the paradoxical sources of light in the dark:

“…most of us in the middle-class, we have a kind of old, 19th-century idea of what democracy is, which is, more or less, to oversimplify it, that the masses are going to love Shakespeare and Beethoven…But that ain’t it. Its going to come up in unexpected ways from the stuff we think is junk: the people we think are junk, the ideas we think are junk, the television we think is junk.”

Check out the article in Brainpickings, There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in: Leonard Cohen on Democracy and its Redemptions