Anjani Outs Leonard Cohen & Herself As “Cleaner Fanatics”

Life does not just consist of art. You also have to look after profane things like the household. We [Leonard Cohen & I] are both cleaner fanatics. If everything is not spotless, we cannot work. We are so similar that sometimes it is eerie.



Anjani Thomas



Anjani’s quote is from Mit Gedächtnisschwund kommt man schon sehr weit by Von Johannes Wächter. Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin: Issue 17: 2007 [via Google Translate], an interview with Leonard Cohen & Anjani Thomas about their connection. The photo atop this post is by Guido Harari (this and other Guido Harari photos of Leonard Cohen can be found at the Wall Of Sound Gallery site.) The lower photo is by Andrew Stawick.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted April 24, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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