Q: How would you like to be seen? Leonard Cohen: “I would like the word stylist. I’d like to think of myself that way…”

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I would like the word stylist. I’d like to think of myself that way. You want your work to have certain qualities. To be stylish in the way that any designer of an aircraft or automobile would want their machine to move well.quotedown2

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From Hallelujah For Leonard Cohen by Jon Wilde, Sabatoge Times. Posted 22 March 2011 (the quote itself is taken from a 1988 interview). Originally posted Mar 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Explains How He Became A Mac Man

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At a certain point Macintosh gave free computers to Canadian writers, including Margaret Atwood, Irving Layton, and Jack McClelland. Not only that, they were kind enough to provide tutors who actually came to my house and helped me set up and showed me how to work it. So I got interested in the Macintosh computer quite early.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From Leonard Cohen by Robert Enright (Border Crossings, Issue No 194, Dec. 2007). Photo by Lorca Cohen (2004). Originally posted November 17, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Corrects Misconception About His Musical Talents

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Now, I don’t want to give you the impression that I’m a great musicologist, but I’m a lot better than what I was described as for a long, long time; you know, people said I only knew three chords when I knew five.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen (1993 Interview with BBC Radio 1FM)

Credit Due Department: Photo by Lorca Cohen. Originally posted February 7, 2009 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric