[Leonard Cohen] is a warm personality who is not afraid to comment on what inspires him most.
Women! Any woman acquaintance is worth a poem. Think about it: you find a girl, think she is exciting, but can’t seem to express yourself properly … The easiest way is to write your feelings down on paper.
Bård Oses intervju med Leonard Cohen by Linn Gjerstad [via Google Translate] (BA: March 26, 2012). From May 4, 1988 interview. Thanks to Dominique BOILE for the dancers logo (atop this post) which anchors the Leonard Cohen’s dedication of the I’m Your Man album to his romantic liaison, Dominique Issermann.