"I have a Conde guitar, which was made in Spain ... I put my face close to the beautifully designed rosette, and I inhaled the fragrance of the living wood. You know that wood never dies. I inhaled the fragrance of cedar as fresh as the first day that I acquired the guitar. And a voice seemed to say to me: You are an old man and you have not said thank you; you have not brought your gratitude back to the soil from which this fragrance arose."
Leonard Cohen's speech - 21 October 2011