Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''That would be good both going and coming back.
    One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 58-59). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''He bestows summer on us and escapes
    Before our realizing what we have
    To thank him for. He doesn't want our thanks.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "From Plane to Plane."
  • ''"Well, who begun it?"
    That's what at the end of a war
    We always say not who won it,
    Or what it was foughten for.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Lines Written in Dejection on the Eve of Great Success."
  • ''It snowed in spring on earth so dry and warm
    The flakes could find no landing place to form.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Singing Strength."
  • ''That primitive head
    So ambitiously vast,
    Yet so rude in its art,
    Is as easily read
    For the woes of the past
    As a clinical chart.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bad Island Easter."
  • ''"... I'll talk to you, old woman, afterward.
    I've got some news that maybe isn't news.
    What are they trying to do to me, these two?"''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
  • ''They are that that talks of going
    But never gets away;
    And that talks no less for knowing,
    As it grows wiser and older,
    That now it means to stay.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Sound of Trees."
  • ''But that beginning was wiped out in fear
    The day I swung suspended with the grapes,
    And was come after like Eurydice
    And brought down safely from the upper regions;
    And the life I live now's an extra life
    I can waste as I please on whom I please.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Wild Grapes."
  • ''We disparage reason.
    But all the time it's what we're most concerned with.
    There's will as motor and there's will as brakes.
    Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''"... You ought to have seen how it looked in the rain,
    The fruit mixed with water in layers of leaves,
    Like two kinds of jewels, a vision for thieves."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Blueberries."

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Best Poem of Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come ...

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Revelation

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

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