“Let’s kill him” Leonard Cohen Plots With Anjani To Murder Interviewer

Interviewer: I would like to read you a quotation I read in a Leonard Cohen biography. A longtime girlfriend of his said, “He really loves the women. When one is with Leonard, one recognizes in itself the true power of one’s own femininity.” What do you think of it?

Anjani: Hm, I have to think about that.

Cohen: We do not like to think about it! Do you have any simpler questions? (He gets up and goes to the fireplace.)

Anjani: I hope that every man will discover his inner strength as he grows older. (Cohen swings a large wooden log.)

Cohen: Let’s kill him! (Both laugh.)

Anjani: I’m getting older and Leonard is fortunately …

Cohen: … soon dead …

Anjani: … the beneficiary of this process. And at the same time, he always encourages me to continue my journey. (Cohen sits down again.)


From Mit Gedächtnisschwund kommt man schon sehr weit by Von Johannes Wächter. Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin: Issue 17: 2007, an interview with Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas about their connection. Quote via Google Translate. Photo by Dominique BOILE. Originally posted April 24, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric