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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
From Le Cercle de Minuit – Michel Field, Interviewer. Broadcast by France 2: December 1992. Originally posted May 1, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
From A Session With Poet Cohen by Jon Whyte et al. The Gateway: December 2, 1966 (The Gateway is the student newspaper of The University of Alberta)