– Ernest Hemingway Quote Print, Unframed.
Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That’s how the light gets in. The words of Hemingway and Cohen appear to have been merged to yield: “ We are all broken . Breakage typically causes cracks, and light symbolically represents spiritual strength and insight.
Inspired by Kabbalistic mysticism, the song preaches the acceptance of imperfection. Yet, after an earlier version of Anthem was mistakenly erased in the studio in 1983, Cohen reworked it laboriously. “ Anthem took a decade to write ,” Cohen told author and musician Paul Zollo in 1992.
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Hemingway meant that in a situation where there is a lot of pressure , a courageous person retains his sense of style and manner and he doesn’t just respond haphazardly and carelessly.