"I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Trevor Dunn on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Trevor Dunn on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Trevor Dunn on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Trevor Dunn on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Trevor Dunn on Robert Frost
"I remember when metal was something you really had to search out, and now I hear it on car commercials."
"Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication."
"I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard."
"It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open."