At the  Newport Folk Festival … Leonard did “Suzanne.” I’d met him and I went, ‘I love that song. What a great song.’ Really. “Suzanne” was one of the greatest songs I ever heard. So I was proud to meet an artist. He made me feel humble, because I looked at that song and I went, ‘Woah. All my songs seem so naive by comparison.’ It raised the standard of what I wanted to write.
From Joni Mitchell In Her Own Words by Malka Marom. ECW Press: September 9, 2014.
Note: Originally posted Sep 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric