Beryl Fox: What happens to your own personal anguish when you see it spread across the country and you know that you are making money on it.
Leonard Cohen: Well, I don’t know if I am gonna make any money on it. [Laughs] I don’t know if you can, if you can sell your anguish then you have probably done one of the best possible things you can do with anguish you know, anything you can do with anguish is good. Like Frank Sinatra said “I’m for anything that gets you through the night.” Print is a minor form of invisibility. I think that if you really get good then you do disappear
From This Hour Has Seven Days. CBC: May 1, 1966. [Formatting mine]
DrHGuy Note – The Sinatra quote follows:
Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
The Leonard Cohen – Frank Sinatra Connection series explores the links between the crooner known as “The Voice” and the Canadian singer-songwriter “born with the gift of a golden voice.”
Note: Originally posted April 4, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric